5 Top Benefits of React Native for App Development

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    When thinking of conducting a mobile app development project, React Native is the first and foremost thing to strike our minds. And why not, since the Javascript library has been used for writing and rendering some of the most successful iOS and Android mobile applications?

    Right from Facebook to Wix,, Walmart, Instagram, SoundCloud Pulse, Airbnb, UberEats, Myntra and the list goes on. The overall arc of react native technology has been quite fascinating.

    Can you recall Facebook’s internal project in 2013, after a while, the tech giant introduced the mobile framework on GitHub. Since then, the popularity of React Native keeps on the increasing day in and day out.

    Today, it is the most prominent choice for conducting a mobile app development project with mobile app developers. The following post focuses on what is React Native Development and how is it beneficial for your business in the long run.

    So, without any further ado, let’s just get started!

    What is React Native?

    what-is-react-native-and-benefits-of-react-native-for-app-developmentReact Native was introduced in 2015. Initially, it was being introduced just for iOS but in a year the framework was seen as quite supportive of Android as well. Now you must be wondering when you have so many frameworks around then what was the need for React Native?

    Well, with the technological innovations happening day in and day out at such a lightning speed, an undesirable need was seen for having a mobile framework that assists in creating a project that works well on both iOS and Android at once. And you know what, React Native seems to have surely succeeded in achieving that. In the end, you get a product that works wonders on both platforms with that native look, feel, and productivity.

    No wonder brands such as Skype, Walmart, Airbnb, and Tesla consider themselves early adopters of the framework.

    Now many of you have this misconception that React Native and Reactjs are the same. Which is certainly not the case. Of course, React Native and React, js being popular technologies, the confusion is quite inevitable. It may quite interest you to know that both the technologies are developed by the same tech giant, i.e., Facebook.

    However, React is more like a Javascript Library featuring a wide range of reusable components, and React Native on the other hand is created to create native apps in a short span of time. React is more like an open-source library used to develop web applications whereas React Native assists in developing mobile apps from declarative components.

    To be precise, React Native is an open-source framework that enables mobile developers to create applications using a single codebase. Now you must be wondering, how is this possible? How can one framework be used for creating a mobile app that works wonders on both Android and iOS?

    In fact, what’s the most fascinating aspect of React Native is that it enables the app development process of cross-platform apps. In other words, this is not limited to iOS or Android but also Windows, and every other platform. So, what exactly makes React Native an ideal Framework for businesses to consider?

    • React Native features Native Modules and Native components this surely assists in enhancing performance. Also, here codes are rendered with native APIs.
    • React Native offers all advantages that React.js has to offer.
    • Here there is a high possibility of reusing the common logic layer.
    • There is no need for overhauling your old app. Just use React Native UI components in your existing app code. There is no need to rewrite.
    • With React Native, there is no scope for inefficiency, slower time to development, and lower productivity. Here it’s all about high speed, better performances, responsiveness, the agility of web development, and whatnot!

    Moving on, further below I would like to mention certain benefits of React Native and why you must consider it for your upcoming web development project.

    Top 5 Benefits of React Native for Mobile App Development

    One of the obvious benefits of React Native technology is that it is highly recommendable for conducting cross-platform development. However, this is not it. There are a plethora of benefits offered by React Native which will be mentioned further in the following post. So keep reading!

    1. Large and active community

    large-and-active-community-is-benefit-of-react-native-for-app-developmentOne of the obvious benefits includes a large and active community. You see though React Native is a newbie, it does comprise a wide range of people who are knowledgeable and well-experienced and willing to help at any point in time. Moreover, since this is an open-source framework, more and more React developers can access relevant documents, and that too without any cost.

    In fact, in case you get stuck, you can find a wide community of professionals for help. There is a plethora of information available, forums, and discussions for assistance. In addition, they can review the code and provide productive feedback in the nick of time. It’s all about gaining a collaborative remarkable experience, with each and every project you do.

    2. Ample of Time and Money is saved

    ample-of-time-and-money-is-saved-is-benefit-of-react-native-for-app-developmentAnother crucial benefit of using React Native is that it has the potential to save ample time and money. As mentioned earlier, React Native being highly recommended for cross-platform development has the potential to save ample time and money. Gone are the days when you were compelled to create two different apps for different platforms. With React Native businesses can have both apps at once for little more than half the cost of building one version.

    Not just development, even the maintenance here is pretty easy and less time-consuming. This also saves future costs as well.

    3. Performance

    performance-is-benefit-of-react-native-for-app-developmentThe next benefit comes from a great performance. React Native is ranked quite higher especially when it is about the performance. Most of the time React Native Apps tend to Perform like native apps. Yes, I am talking about the ones which were either used to be built for iOS or Android. Here a centralized processing unit is being used, where the React Native apps are supposed to take advantage of the graphics processing unit (GPU). Not to mention they turn out to be pretty much faster than the cross-platform hybrid technologies.

    4. Reusing the Code

    reusing-the-code-is-benefit-of-react-native-for-app-developmentCan you beat that? One of the biggest and most talked about benefits of using React Native framework is that it enables professionals to reuse the code. In other words, you don’t have to develop a separate mobile app for each platform whether it’s Android, iOS, or Windows. A single code can work wonders on both platforms, and it surely does save ample time and cost.

    What’s more interesting is that you can reuse the website application development codes written in React to build a mobile app.  Cool, innit?

    5. Flexibility and Scalability

    flexibility-and-scalability-is-benefit-of-react-native-for-app-developmentThe last but certainly not the least benefit of using React Native over any other framework for your mobile app development project is that this one is quite flexible and scalable and does assist in creating robust solutions for the end clients. It may quite interest you to know that the framework can be used and maintained across multiple platforms.

    In fact, here there is a huge possibility for the creation of test cases, and that too very easily. Being convenient, flexible, and scalable is the future of these technological innovations. In fact, here if you want to move the entire project to a different framework then all you need to do is the app from React Native and Android Studio or Xcode and move wherever you feel like.

    Final Words

    So that’s all for now! I hope you did find the following post meaningful and if so please help us in sharing and spreading the word among your peers. In case, if you have any doubts or queries, feel free to mention that in the comment section below.

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