Why to Choose React Native over other Hybrid Frameworks?

React native over other Hybrid Frameworks?

What are Hybrid Mobile apps?

Hybrid Mobile apps are built for multiple platforms but still behave like native apps.These are the apps developed using web coding languages such as Javascript, CSS, HTML.There are many Hybrid frameworks from which developers can choose such as React native, Ionic, Xamarin, Cordova, Flutter etc. 
Developers and Clients have started preferring Hybrid Platforms to develop the mobile apps as it has a huge advantage in saving upfront cost. It gets difficult to choose a specific one from the number of available frameworks.
If you too are confused on picking the best of the lot, we will try to help you out in this blog. Some of the compelling reasons for React Native being the best to start building your apps with are covered in this piece of content.

About React Native

React Native is backed by Facebook. This tool was launched to build cross platform apps on iOS & Android. If you see by the facts, in 2018 – React native had the second highest number of contributors on Github repositories.

React native is an Open-Source programming language and it has been praised by the masses for being easy to learn and start with. It gives an edge to web developers to create robust mobile apps using their existing knowledge over web programming languages.

Moreover, It allows developers to efficiently share code over iOS, Android & web. It acts as a bridge between the native language and  javascript code which allows it to render the view natively on respective platforms using real mobile UI Components.

Current react-native based apps are – Facebook, Instagram,Walmart, AirBnb etc.

Why React Native?

Architecture of React Native says code once and use everywhere.

It saves a lot of time and cost as it doesn’t require separate development for each platform. React native allows you to re-use the code. It provides native-like performance which is clearly observed by users from the usage of aforementioned apps.

What does React Native offer?

It caters to modular architecture, cost – effective solution with optimal apps. Unlike other cross platform frameworks, react native uses native components which lets it deliver native-like user experience. 

The declarative coding style will help you write clean and better code.

It also offers a shorter development cycle. With the presence of native components, same code, business logic working for multiple platforms brings down the development time by 30%. Also a single, shared data layer lowers the probability of failure and speeds up the development cycle.

Following are Compelling reasons for React Native being the top contender:-

Hot Reloading

It allows developers to refresh the app instantly while developing. It boosts developers’ productivity by reloading the screen when code changes. It quickly updates the UI and content on the app screen and helps in tracking changes. It eliminates the mundane tasks of rebuilding and deployment.

The only idea behind this feature is to keep the app running and an ability of the developer to keep injecting new versions. In the process of Hot reloading, “Watchman” is an open source tool for recursively watching changes and notifying it to the reloading plugin.

Code Reusability

Developing via React native, 90% of code elements can be used on other platforms. It lets you iterate quickly and effectively share the resources. Whereas that 10% code can be platform specific such as Screen ratio based UI, or  iOS and Android specific features. The pre-loaded components in react native helps developers to use the common elements and save time of re-development for different platforms. Apart from this, it also allows developers to focus on priority tasks. “Redux” as database and “State Management” plays a major role as it reduces one fourth of development time based on sharing single data layer.

With Mobile app development, web and browsers port gets equally benefited from this feature of React native. In fact, the level of code reuse allows access to every feature of the app on widescreen.

Third Party plugin compatibility

There is a common observation and hurdle faced by developers i.e. restriction/limitation of integrating third party plugin due to security reasons. But react native allows developers to add third party plugins. This provides react native greater flexibility and let developers customize more. With this compatibility, it allows users to attain all the app based features such as Maps, Tap and Rotate, Opening Camera, Notifications etc which makes it more convenient and accelerate development. 

Closing notes

In the nutshell, react native is the better and unique framework to work for cross-platform apps. Advantages like easy access to and integration of plugins, rapid development and most efficient performance among other cross platforms make it an ideal approach for mobile app development. All in all, React native is an unparalleled solution both for developing organisation and clients.
As a tech enthusiast considering all these advantages we believe that React Native apps are the future of hybrid mobile apps.

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