Cross platform app development is the process of building and delivering an app that can run across multiple devices, maximising the code sharing and reducing the overall maintenance cost.
Our React Native developers use the same code to create individual versions of an app (mobile, web, desktop, etc.) while achieving an impressive 60 frames per second and still maintaining the individual look and feel of the given platform. There is a misconception that React Native can only be used for mobile application development. But React Native can be used very effectively to deliver the web portion of an application using React Native for web.
Developing a cross platform app with React Native is a great solution for reducing the overall cost of app development. Unlike app development in the past, which necessitated a distinct team of developers for each platform, React Native means apps can be developed by one development team across the entire product.
Having separate applications for multiple platforms is very inefficient as it increases the time and cost of app development (including the cost of ongoing support and maintenance) and reduces the time that can be spent on innovation. Rather than re-implementing the same logic and user interface across every single platform app development resources can be utilised elsewhere to deliver new features or innovate faster than your competition.
Developing a React Native app will not only significantly reduce the development time and it will also allow the digital development team to improve the user experience faster. React Native developers can prototype, iterate, improve and release features faster than development teams using multiple native SDKs, shortening the time to market for your app so you can start profiting faster.
React Native developers also have the upper hand when it comes to maintaining apps. It allows them to push updates to a live app without having to do a submission to the App Stores. This means that you can respond to user needs and feedback staggeringly fast, and also, you can gather market intelligence easily, because running A/B tests or pushing bug fixes will take minutes rather than days.
React Native's architecture includes a “fast refresh” tool that allows changes in code to instantly reflect in the UI. This is a huge benefit for any mobile app development company looking to streamline the software development process. React Native developers do not need to wait for native builds to finish. Save, see, repeat.
React Native is an excellent choice for organisations that want to hire a single developer for both mobile and web application development. As a subset of React, React Native allows you to build an app with common components and user interfaces across mobile and web platforms. This enables organisations to benefit from an increase in productivity and an overall reduction in app development costs for mobile & web applications.
React Native was open-sourced in 2015, and it’s come a long way since. It is now the most popular framework on the market for delivering universal mobile applications and it is the framework of choice for software companies such as Microsoft, Instagram, Bloomberg, Uber, Pinterest as well as a variety of startups such as Zopa, Smarkets and tons of other companies from Fortune 500 to hot new startups.
React Native developers enjoy a thriving community for practical advice, code and tutorials and we are active participants both at events and online. Having a very active community of React Native developers means the framework is more quality-oriented and it can grow at a considerable pace.
Choosing React native doesn’t mean that features or functionality need to be sacrificed. React Native developers have access to a thriving ecosystem and a vast library of native components for navigation, data visualisation and charts, in-app payments, location tracking, vector animations and API integrations that keeps on expanding every day. This makes React Native a great choice for developing sophisticated apps.
When building a minimum viable product (MVP) it is often critical to get a simple version of the app into the market as quickly as possible. React Native apps are cost-effective, faster to develop and easier to iterate and improve upon. This is why an app developed with React Native is an ideal choice for startups or businesses looking to develop a new digital product or service.
Scalability is critical and React Native is ideal for companies who may want to launch an MVP within a few short weeks or months but also want to be in a position to scale quickly and add new features to their web or mobile applications. React Native is a highly flexible framework that is ideal for adding new functionality or rapidly improving the user experience as more insights are gathered on how the MVP is being used.
To summarise these are the main benefits of using React Native for app development:
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