December 20, 2018

React Native Framework

With the current trends in web browsing, mobile apps are becoming the greatest tool used in achieving business growth. It is not wrong to say that mobile phones are the half soul of every individual and when it comes to Android development or iOS development, businesses often get confused whether they should offer their consumers, a mobile app with superlative User Interface (UI) and outstanding User Experience (UX) or apps that are compatible with multiple platforms and are faster to develop in the first place.

React Native app development gives you just that. This development process requires the use of an app framework that has come a long way to bridge the gap between the performance of a native app and the ease of development of a web app. React Native has its advantages when the application should work for both platforms and when you have a tight time budget. Having your apps built with React-Native will give you more value for money while being able to monitor the progress of development more closely and publish new features to you users faster. With React-Native it’s possible to build rich business apps while spending less.

Built by Facebook, React Native Framework is used in developing real, native iOS and Android apps with one codebase. It is a framework that builds a hierarchy of UI components to build the JavaScript code. Built on top of ReactJS which has given a huge competition to the long time favorite, AngularJS, React Native has a set of components for both iOS and Android to help in building a mobile app that is the same as an app built using Objective-C or Java. Every framework, even React Native, needs tools, frameworks and libraries to make app development faster and easier. Here are some of the most popular tools used in React Native.

The code language JSX featured in React Native is a syntax extension that optimizes the code while compiling the code to JavaScript. After transitioning to React Native, Bloomberg provides its users with a simultaneous update of its app for cross-platforms with the time-optimized compilation results feature of React Native thereby reducing the time used in developing and updating the versions of iOS and Android app individually. We will develop a React Native app compiled into natively written code, to enable it to not only work on both the operating systems but also function the same way on both the platforms with no lags at all.

Building reusable code is possible and it’s quite easy to refactor it as well with React Native. React Native uses Java APIs to write Android components and Objective-C APIs to render iOS components. It then uses JavaScript to write the rest of the unique code, individualizing the app for each platform. This gives React Native mobile apps maximum code shareability and components reusability, while creating completely native apps for each platform. The development team of AirBnB applies this feature in ensuring the efficiency of its app daily. Instagram experienced a major effect by the easy maintenance of its app on both Android and iOS platforms due to the ability of its developers to reuse 85 to 99% of their code between the iOS and Android apps. The performance of Facebook increased across all platforms when the iOS and Android apps were built with React Native using React and Relay's declarative programming model. In addition, in order to create a cross-platform Facebook Ads manager, the pre-existing JavaScript libraries used in other Facebook apps to perform authentication, analytics, crash reporting, networking, and push notifications were easily integrated into the React Native framework given its use of JavaScript programming language. Given that Instagram has got simple UI, adopting a new technology was comparatively easier for them when it came to the use of React Native. During your custom app development, your app will be developed through the use of a single codebase for both the platforms simultaneously. With this, we will easily apply the framework’s UI components to an existing code base to build a new app without any rewriting at all ultimately providing you great cost-effectiveness and convenience.

React Native has got potential for mobile app development, with any scale, any idea, with any type of content. At Appsquare, we offer the best custom app development services for start-ups and businesses that require the integration of their tech to be simultaneously compatible with the two dominating OS platforms.

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