What is React Native?
With new technological discoveries being made every day, efficiency and competence of mobility solutions are certainly increasing. With this background, one of the most sought after innovation has been the React Native. It facilitates developers in creating react native apps (Mobile app) simultaneously for different operating systems. Conventionally, developers or engineers had to create separate apps for different operating systems, beginning from scratch for each, resulting in escalated time and resource wastage.
Recro always suggests their clients to start off with a minimum viable product. It helps saving time and simultaneously recieve feedbacks from the mass to improve while stacking up. Recro explains how to make an MVP (minimum viable product) in 90 days. Also, React Native helps implementing it much easier and saves money too.
Native and Cross Platform apps vs React Native apps
On the other hand, cross-platform apps are developed on one native platform (iOS, Android, etc) and are then sent to different platforms for use. However, such apps might lose compatibility when the device undergoes a new system update. Whereas, the react native apps uses one codebase for all platforms.
What is it in for Startups?
React native apps gained popularity among startups due to their obvious precedence over native development. When an app is created using the same, it can be simultaneously deployed across different operating systems. Hence, deploying different apps for different platforms become unnecessary. Development of apps using the native technology, on the other hand, incurs a significant amount of additional costs. Firstly, apps need to be developed separately for different platforms which might require hiring different developers. Secondly, not only are the languages different across different platforms, the underlying APIs are equally distinct. This makes Native Android/iOS development a time consuming and expensive process.
Pros & Cons
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React Native Performance
Conceptualized in 2013, React Native apps has gradually come to gain a fair share of the app marketplace, providing an efficient base for mobility solutions. In terms of figures, React Native apps constitute 0.22% of the overall apps with 3.20% of total installs. This has been a stunning achievement, keeping in mind its infant stage. With 107 apps created, there seem to no signs of growth retardation. More and more startups are adopting React Native technology to increase the competence of their business model. Being downloaded at the exceptional rate of 70,000 in March 2016, it has received over 30,000 stars. Finally, what marks its success most of all is its high share of 3.40% of the top apps like Instagram, Facebook, coupled with 14.27% of their total installs.
In March 2017, the React 2017 Conference was held to make announcements regarding the advancements in React Native and related internal technologies. In addition to a number of informative talks, 3 major releases were made in an attempt to improvise it.
- Firstly, better list views have been announced to avoid any performance compromises. Underlying APIs have been simplified. Also, New list components have been structured for constant memory usage along with a different number of rows.
- The second announcement highlighted the release of a create React Native app facilitating the process of developing a React Native Application.
- Finally, a playground for React Native with the name Snack was released, becoming a means for sharing issues or demos.
The overall React Native review has been positive with a general appreciation of React Native custom components and its supremacy over Native apps.
We at Reco strive to provide the best mobility solutions by incorporating the latest React Native and by giving our clients a platform to share their ideas and engage in the creation of a robust mobile app by deploying cutting edge technology to enhance productivity. It is our endeavor to deliver the result oriented mobility solutions for all major platforms through a combination of Design Thinking, Lean and Agile to achieve market leading performance.
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