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React Native Taking Over Mobile App Development

React Native has been used to build popular everyday apps such as Facebook Ads Manager, UberEats and Instagram. Although there are questions surrounding the faith of React Native, there are predictions that the framework will keeping on taking over mobile app development.

The argument against React Native is that it is not a single solution for cross-platform development. But, its new ideas and concepts that it has introduced and the fact that it uses Javascript are a reason React Native is still significantly great as a app development framework.

React Native allows the creation of apps that use up to 95% Javascript and user interference modules that are made using platform-specific technology.

It creates apps that feel like native ones and the UI modules are openly available to use from versatile libraries. You can also write custom modules using other programming languages such as Swift or Java.

The Pros of React Native

One of the most significant pros of React Native when compared to native app development is that it is a cheaper and more efficient way to develop an app.

In native app development you have to build one app for each mobile platform such as Android and iOS. Meanwhile, React Native lets you create one app that can be ran on any mobile platform.

Also, the costs associated with building an app are expensive and take a lot of time. Meaning, that if an app needs to be developed for several mobile platforms, it will require specific engineers for each platform.

Time expenses will go up because of the time needed to update or port code from one mobile platform to the other. React Native eliminates these obstacles and makes the development process smoother and faster by:

  • The need for only one good Javascript engineer
  • Offering a single codebase that works for any mobile platform

Nonetheless, companies will have to decide whether shifting to React Native is worth the expense and time. Native app development does have its perks, such as better performance, better UX and easier access to device’s functionalities.

But as companies continue to launch and grow it’s hard not to foresee React Native as being the leading framework in mobile app development.