With each passing day, the number of mobile applications is drastically increasing in the App Store and Google Play. Despite the apparent colossal difference between the number of users on the two most popular platforms – Android and iOS – both have millions of users, making their developers come out with something new every time.
With the ever-increasing expectations of the consumers and global connectivity, businesses need to be present at every single platform to attract and retain more and more customers. This is the reason why businesses of all types and sizes are looking to develop mobile apps that run smoothly on multiple platforms. That’s why these days developers are using cross platform development framework instead of using a single framework for building mobile apps. It is considered to be the easiest and least expensive way to create applications for two platforms.
React Native offers the developers a golden chance to create applications simultaneously at one time, thereby eradicating the need to develop the same app on two different platforms. Only a single code is enough for both the Android and iOS platforms. With the arrival of React Native, the User Interface (UI) of mobile applications got better as it has brought improvements in the graphical elements so as to match with the OS of both the platform.
React Native is actually truly Native
With this approach, it becomes easy to reach the look and feel of the native UI, but it’s a known fact that application developed with Cordova struggles in performance. This is especially true in case of graphically-heavy applications and on the Android platform as a whole. This will lead to poor user experience and frustrated clients.
The biggest disadvantage of this approach is that the businesses end up paying for the development and maintenance of two separate applications that do the same thing. However, cross platform mobile application development using React Native allows businesses to reach a wider audience across multiple platforms and devices.
With React Native, the application shares a codebase. Another advantage is that if the team needs platform specific component, it can easily be imported into the application. The platform module detects the platform where the application is running and can be used to add specific components to the app.
React Native is a relatively new technology which already has been adopted by many developers. It boosts up the developer’s productivity and it is scalable. It could save businesses’ time and money. If you are looking for mobile application development services using React Native framework for your business, contact us today!