Why Pick React Native For Your Mobile App Development

Using React Native for your mobile app development has a host of benefits to it. In today’s blog, we’ll be taking a look at some of the handful.

Let’s dive right into it:

  • Cross-platform Compatible: One of the key features of using React Native for app development is its cross-platform compatibility. It uses one codebase across all platforms and delivers the same level of performance and functionality as native apps. Since it makes use of ReactJS (JavaScript) as its core programming language, you can access native UI libraries and native APIs to write the code base of one single app that can run on both iOS and Android platforms seamlessly. This feature saves a lot of time as well as development costs for startups since you can use the same building blocks as well as ready-made native components that were previously stored or used in the making of a similar web app.
  • Reusable Code: The whole concept of React Native being the future of app development revolves around the fact that it uses one code that can be reused for both iOS and Android apps. This aids in saving time and money by writing just one code that can be launched everywhere. This feature is a real cost-saver as companies don’t need to hire separate developers for different platforms.
  • Familiar Programming Language: JavaScript is the most commonly used programming language by developers. It is also the most popular and in-demand language in the market which makes JavaScript developers replete and inexpensive as compared to other developers. If you decide to use React Native for your mobile app, you can easily hand over the task to a JavaScript developer as they’re already familiar with the coding syntaxes and language.
  • Hot And Live Reloading: While architecting your mobile app, there are several changes and iterations that need to be made live and during the process so that the final outcome has the least loopholes. With React Native’s hot and live reloading function, you can change the code in real-time and make iterations while the app is loading. This can help you cut down on unnecessary costs spent in making changes especially if you’re building an MVP.
  • Renowned Apps To Its Credit: React Native has to its credit a lot of renowned apps. This is because, for a long period of time, it was the sole contender in the market and had Facebook backing it. Thus over the years, React Native has powered many apps such as Facebook, Instagram, Uber Eats, etc and has proven its efficiency and reliability on all fronts.
  • User Interface: In React Native, native components need to be rendered for each platform due to the JavaScript bridge. This aids in creating apps resembling your native Android and iOS applications. One more advantage of using React Native is the range of ready-made components available to make apps due to years of use. These components can be easily accessed and replicated, thus saving a lot of time and money for startups.
  • Developer Rates: In the US, the average annual salary of a React Native developer stands somewhere around $120,000. This salary rate is mostly due to the high demand for React Native developers in the market. Nevertheless, these developer rates happen to be cheaper than other developers. Many startups can’t afford these rates as it will require them to drain their funds. It is also not apt for startups to build a team for app development from scratch and specifically hire full-time React Native developers. They can rather turn to outsourcing as it’s the most viable, feasible and effective alternative to building cross-platform applications without spending all the time and money.

Conclusion:

Picking React Native and outsourcing your mobile app development solutions can have a huge effect on your business if leveraged in the right way.

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