Future of hybrid app development – React native app development
Most of the apps based on React Native APIs are cross platform which means they can run equally well across Android, iOS or any other operating system which supports native apps.
This is specifically important because first, both iOS and Android have different design implications and secondly, even across Android, the specifications differ significantly. React however, provides for Platform modules and Platform specific file extensions which can detect the OS and then define the platform specific implementations.
The fact that React can automatically pick up the correct file basis the OS being used makes React native app development a preferred choice.
Reduced Development Time
React JS is an open sourced project and since there is a large developer community involved in working on and for it, multiple relevant components have been made available for use. Since its inception, React native app development has seen an over 30% reduction in the development periods. Hybrid app development using React enables to create one shared data layer for iOS as well as Android which makes the entire development process faster
Dynamic Updation and CodePush
Faster UX Friendly App Development
Advanced Development Environment
React offers hot reloading which means the UI refreshes instantly as the changes are made. The removal of re-build and deploy iteration cycle definitely makes the entire development process easier and also the preferred choice. Plus, React Native uses Flexbox layout. This means that the developers need to learn just one layout engine and they can easily develop hybrid apps for iOS as well as Android.
Totally Budget Friendly
React Native is a community led language and hence the developers do not come with the baggage of big schools and loans to their names. Thus, an average developer doesn’t charge exorbitantly enough to make a small business unable to afford them. Plus, since it is easier to code upon and the development is faster, the product can be sent to market pretty fast. Thus making it not just economical but also a shot at saving the opportunity cost.
Better UI guaranteed
Easy Web Page to App transformation
React native has a fragmented module and as has been mentioned earlier, intuitive coding too. Thus, almost any developer can understand and work upon the product irrespective of the fact whether they created it or not. Thus, if you had first coded a website and now want to have it changed to an App, the transformation will be decently easy.
Doesn’t Take up Much Memory
React Native apps are compatible with any 3rd party plugins and hence one need not load up everything on the app interface itself. Thus, without the usage of WebView, one can easily connect the modules to the plugins. Thus the overall app takes a lot less space as the cross-bridge linking isn’t required.
Finally, React Native stands in a league of its own yet Flutter and Ionic are two competitors which are trying to close in. However, these come with their own set of challenges. For instance Flutter which is a Google’s in-house production in response to Facebook’s React JS. Flutter is great when it comes to creating hybrid apps for android but when it comes to iOS, it doesn’t fare as well. This very thing defeats the entire purpose of ease of development.
If we talk of Iconic, which is majorly a Webview wrap, the native apps thus created go overtop the web mechanisms written via CSS and JS. This makes the app to be excessively dependent on Webview which makes the app to be super slow.
So, while we said that React Native app development has some competition, it is pretty much in the supremely early stages and by the time Flutter and Iconic catch up, ReactJS will be at a level pretty high.
Hope all this information helped. Shall be back soon with another blog for you.