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Top Reasons to Use React Native for Mobile App Development

Do you know how much a mobile app can affect your business’ success?

Let’s go through some statistics:

1. 51 percent of users say they discovered a new company or product when conducting a search on their smartphones.

2. 54 percent of marketers say they currently use a mobile app platform to market to their prospects and customers.

3. Smart Insights suggests that tablets have the highest add-to-cart rates at 8.58%, so a compelling e-commerce app that’s optimized for tablets is a great way to increase sales and conversions.

The growing use of technology has transformed the way people shop. Mobile apps have given them the freedom to go through different products and services while being in the comfort of their homes. Therefore, every business needs to possess a mobile app.

Developing a mobile app sounds like a complicated process. However, with the advancement of technology and the introduction of numerous app development frameworks, the app development process has become as easy as shooting fish in a barrel.

In this blog, we will talk about one such framework, React Native. Let’s begin!

What is React Native?

React Native is an open-source framework created by Facebook in 2013 for its internal project, Hackathon. Later in March 2015, it was made public by Facebook.

React Native allows app developers to save development time and improve the performance of cross-platform apps using JavaScript as its core programming language. It combines the best parts of native development with React, a best-in-class JavaScript library for building user interfaces.

As of now, almost every big brand, be it Tesla, Airbnb, Instagram, Walmart, Wix, or Bloomberg, is making extensive use of React Native framework to give a competitive edge over the market.

According to Statista, React native was the most used cross-platform mobile framework among developers in 2020.

Why choose React Native for mobile app development?

React Native can offer you many solutions that other frameworks can’t. Here are some of the key reasons to use React Native for mobile app development

  • Cross-platform compatibility
    Earlier, every platform, be it Android or iOS, used different code bases for app development. But with the introduction of React Native, developers were able to create an app for every platform using a single code base.Because of following the notion, “write once and launch everywhere”, React Native allows developers to:1. Reduce app development time.
    2. Reduce app development costs.
    3. Develop cross-platform apps that show the same level of performance as native apps.Coding in a familiar programming language
    React Native helps developers avoid learning any other programming language if they are already familiar with JavaScript.The only thing that developers should know is which mobile components correspond with which web components. As for a web app that uses React JS, developers can re-use the state management, component logic, and React hooks to have a better mobile application with all the native functionalities.Moreover, React Native contains less complex coding and is easy to learn.
  • Smoother debugging process
    The process of debugging is very tiring. The developers have to spend hours looking at their codes to find out the problem areas to rectify them. The job becomes even more troublesome when there is a silly syntax mistake that becomes hard to identify. This is where React Native comes in. React Native uses a single base code for developing a cross-platform app. Thus, it becomes easier to detect bugs. All developers need is a single bug fix to restore the entire system. Moreover, the framework also has tools such as Nuclide and console.org to help in a smoother debugging process.
  • Growing all the time
    React Native is under active development. Both Facebook and the massive community around React Native are constantly working on improvements for the framework.Furthermore, React Native has the most significant community support. At present, if you can’t solve a problem because of the React Native library not having the solution, you may be able to do that in a few months as the situation is likely to be different.
  • Comparatively less usage of memory
    Less usage of memory by an application is desired by every mobile user. Apps made using React Native use much less of the memory space, as the cross-bridge linking is not required and most of the codes are used during run-time.Moreover, its compatibility with 3rd party plugins results in smoother run-time.

Wrapping up

Developing an app using React Native offers numerous advantages. Be it cost reduction or less time consumption, React Native is there to solve every problem.

Looking for a mobile app development service provider?

Jellyfish Technologies is a reliable mobile app development company. We provide native as well as hybrid mobile app development services for Android and iPhone. We have a team of highly experienced native and hybrid mobile app developers and have delivered numerous mobile apps so far.

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