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Top Advantages of React Native for Business App Development

The presence of a mobile application these days is a must for any business. While one believes that mobile app development is an easy task, some specific and unique aspects still need to be considered before starting on the journey.

Following the mobile industry changes and developments, it is imperative to opt for a firm that possesses the right business app ideas to develop mobile apps and deliver them on time.

This article discusses the five most significant advantages of react-native for business app development with examples and real-time case studies.

Why Should You Opt for React Native for App Development?

MVC architecture of react-native significantly improves your application’s core performance and quality. It also provides a clean, expressive, universal interface rather than coming up with custom forms or “buttons” to accomplish even trivial tasks such as sharing content on Facebook or Twitter.

The new React 16 introduced via the PWA Starter kit is expected to adopt more features such as tag dispatching. With this update comes support for direct rendering, taking us closer to full-stack VR/AR app development for edge devices.

Full support of the modern client stack:

React Native is designed with this in mind and features a bridge layer that allows you to access JavaScript APIs through fetch requests on your native device (rather than relying solely on the Webview API) such as geolocation or video/camera updates. 

This cuts down the cost associated with re-architecting sometimes complex native code build processes and enables new backend features.

Ahead of the curve:

React Native is designed to be easier than native apps, so it follows the latest technologies such as MVC architecture, making app updating more smooth (very important in an industry where new business models change at a rapid pace), among other benefits like a significant cut on development effort, cost reduction or even replacement with vanilla JavaScript! 

Handling Chrome OS native APIs: 

Recently, Google released an updated version of their libraries to define a bridge between the JavaScript stack and Chromium Native Client (CNC). 

This allows React apps to run in a sandboxed environment or even within your own web app using WebViews/Fetch.

Setting up is as easy as 1-2-3:

Nothing particularly unusual about setting up any Javascript library, but you’ll thank yourself later when you can pick up and reuse that codebase on your next mobile project. Setting it all up just took me 5 minutes.

Native Interop:

There is a very interesting blog post written by Google engineers talking about what they’ve done to make React Native interop easier with natively-running apps. 

This allows you to bind DOM elements from the browser (so components in JS), which appears seamless when used correctly: A big step towards bringing together React Native and the native ecosystem but hard to imagine how this will turn out in practice.

Good balance of JS vs. Native code:

There has been a lot of debate about whether native apps have to replace web apps or not. As time passes and new (native) platforms are added, the lines clearly blur. 

This is good news for us because it allows both communities to take advantage of each other’s strengths.

Speed:

The WebView version should be considerably faster than React Native just by virtue that you’re uploading only data once and avoiding the complexity of working with native graphics and network code.

Android State Restoration:

React Native solves this using state restoration, so your views can retain their state on reloads instead of being overwritten at every phone home. 

This is very handy in some use cases like texts/social media where you may want to keep a permanent feed-like UI refresh for example. 

Android App development for designers Getting Started Guides, Tools, & Tutorials Reacts Native by Facebook – Official Website Libraries and Frameworks Most used libraries/frameworks in the react community. 

A more practical alternative to native development: 

Bootstrap mobile apps bootstrapping mobile apps has been a complex process before with its endless string of steps and ingredients needed. 

With Telerik App Builder, you can simply choose one or multiple templates tailored towards your specific application needs (Android) without ever needing JD K, Android Studio, or Google Play services.

Faster and cost-effective: 

With React Native using lower-level JS languages, the performance of your apps should be significantly better than native ones. 

Frameworks such as Facebook’s React Native improve app execution on all platforms by utilizing a lot less memory and CPU cycles per user interaction.

Low entry barrier to develop for multiple platforms: Although big companies like Google, with its Android Studio IDE, provide long-term support (LTS) releases which will guarantee bugfixes and security updates over React Native is a mobile SDK written in JavaScript with syntax similar to that of HTML, CSS, and JSX. React Native makes use of the capabilities provided by either Android or iOS native circuits to present views inside components documented here. 

Interoperability:

React Native is compatible with other cross-platform tools and helps you develop in a faster manner because it allows for fluency between platforms. For instance, adding out to the ‘hello world’ app would serve as equivalent options on Android or iOS using JSX and JavaScript code, respectively allowing different design aesthetics through the use of stylesheets. 

In contrast to this sample which illustrates what capabilities are enabled by SASS, however, we can use conditional comments to specify which style or component is needed. 

React Native does not require a full front-end stack and is done in JavaScript. Depending on what features you want to enable or omit from the end product (see: Comparison of React Native with other alternatives). 

React Native Offers Great UI/UX

React Native is a React library that leverages JavaScript and the ability to produce user interfaces (UIs) natively on mobile devices. For example, with React Native, you can:

Additionally, to these capabilities, you may also want your app to feel native as much as possible. This might involve making sure consistency and uniformity are enforced in features like animations across platforms or device types. 

Furthermore, generalizing some features, so it’s available everywhere helps avoid code duplication since someone new to React Native may not know as much about what is available and how. 

With the non-JavaScript-based capabilities, it’s also possible for anyone with a passion and some coding skill to build apps in their native language (e.g., Ruby, Python). 

This makes projects much more accessible by allowing people who have nothing or next to no experience with something like Frameworks/IDEs on other platforms that can be used to build 

Apps. 

Conclusion

Our team of experts has developed many apps using React Native and has been helping businesses across the globe to use it as a mobile app development platform. Get in touch with us if you are looking for React Native developers to work on your next project.

Saurabh Sharma
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SAURABH SHARMA

Saurabh Sharma is a Digital Marketing Executive at Arka Softwares, a leading mobile app & web development company. He has 2 years of experience in the Information Technology industry.