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Why React Native is the best choice for Mobile App Development

Introduction

One mobile app development framework which has become the favorite of many app developers around the globe is React Native. Owned by Facebook, React Native was released in 2015, first for iOS & then for Android. This led to the creation of a framework in which mobile apps can be built for two platforms at the same time while still having the native look & feel of an app developed through a specific iOS or Android platform. The React Native is framework is very popular with mobile developers & some of the top apps of the global brands have been made using React Native. Facebook, Walmart, Bloomberg, Instagram, Adidas, Tesla are some of the top apps built with React Native. In this blog, we are going to explore the advantages of React Native app development

  1. Saves time & money

In app development with React Native, more than 95% of the code is cross-platform which means the app developed is compatible with both iOS & Android. Developers will have to make just one app, & after the creation you have two versions which are ready to go on both the popular platforms. This saves a lot of time & money which would have been otherwise gone in making two separate apps. As the development & launch of both the versions go hand in hand you won’t have to prioritize which app to launch first. Furthermore, maintenance & updates of both the apps can be done together, saving significant cost in the future updates. 

  1. Performance 

When it comes to performance, building a Mobile App in React Native has no parallel. It performs like a native app which was built on the specific iOS or Android platform. These apps are really fast because the codes are optimized for mobile devices. Instead of  solely relying on the central processing unit (CPU), React Native makes use of Graphical Processing Unit (GPU), making it faster than other cross-functional apps. 

  1. Flexible development  

The development interface of the React Native is highly adaptable, which means if any React Native Developers leaves the development in the middle, anybody else can come & join the development at his place without much training & learning.  This makes the entire development, updating, & even testing scenario easy as there is no steep learning barrier. 

  1. Moveable 

Sometimes in the course of the work it becomes necessary to move the entire app code base from one development environment to another. With React native this is not an issue, as you can very easily move the code base without the need to start over again. One can easily export the code from React native & move it to Android Studio or Xcode as per requirement & continue from there. This is really very appreciable when it comes to flexibility of the development & is a point which makes this framework really great when it comes to Flutter Vs React Native.

  1. Immediate reflection

React Native app development service comes with a feature which makes it possible to immediately see the effect of the changes made to the code with preview. This feature is known as ‘Live Reloading’ or ‘Hot reloading’. This is a great help to the developers as they can see the result of their coding immediately through the preview window. It also makes coding easy as developers can take a piece-meal approach to development. 

  1. Updating app is easy 

Earlier publishing updates for an app was not easy, developers would have to go through a build process for each app separately. React Native has streamlined this process, now you can update both the apps together with ease. Updates made to the app for feature enhancement  may be shared with end users as an over the air (OTA) update. Which means one can update his app while using it without the need of going to the app store, getting it updated, & taking approval from Apple or Android. This not only saves the time but also makes the process much more quick & streamlined. 

  1. Improving an old app

With time apps go old & there is a need to improve them. The question is, will your current development environment support updating an old app? React Native does so. With it you can easily insert its UI components into an old app code base without rewriting the code. Thus, it’s fully supportive of updating old apps without any problems. 

Conclusion

Given the advantages that React Native offers to both the development team & the client, it’s really difficult to settle with some other development framework. Here at WovV Tech which is a renowned React Native app development company, we use this framework as it’s very efficient for us & clients as well. Our clients are happy because it saves time & money in development, & we are happy because our client is happy.  Not only does it perform great on the mobile devices, it’s also movable if required. Connect with us if you are looking to create some great apps with React Native.