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Top 5 things you need to know about React Native

Author: Pooja Garg
by Pooja Garg
Posted: Oct 21, 2018

For the last few years, any conversation around "Should we start using React Native?" usually includes some valid questions and doubts which raised due to lake of information. It won’t be a justice if I say as React Native is pretty great for all kind of organizations. Some big companies just love it while some others are planning to switch another technology.

To reduce your stress level by help you to decide what suits the best to your business, I come up here with some true facts about react naive which we can’t ignore.

Here’s a quick guide that might help you and your team make a decision about whether React Native is a good choice for you.

-What is React native?

Basically React Native is a framework which is developed by Facebook. With React Native, you aren’t building a "mobile web app" or even a "hybrid app." This framework allows you to create real mobile applications identical to an application built using Swift or Java. The same fundamental UI building blocks used by iOS and Android are used by React Native. These building blocks are just put together using JavaScript and React.

-How React Native is different from React?

The primary difference between React and React Native as react is used for the web app development whereas react native is used for mobile app development.

Let’s try to understand both technologies in a better manner:

-Key points of using react:

  • Virtual DOM is faster than a conventional full refresh model (refreshing pages partially);
  • Mild learning curve, doesn’t require learning multiple specific concepts;
  • Reusable code components;
  • Good SEO when used together with a server-side renderer;
  • Its provide a stable working code due to one-directional data;
  • Its Easy in debugging;
  • Easy HTML decomposition into independent and reusable pieces of code;
  • Easy testing with JEST.

-Key points of using React Native:

  • Mostly benefits are matching with the React.js too but with a better focus on UI;
  • No need to build separate apps for iOS and Android – the common logic layer is often reusable, while other parts of an application must be written separately for iOS and Android;
  • Its structure is component-based which enables smooth development, even without any web;
  • JavaScript developers are able to learn and understand React Native quickly, therefore basically becoming mobile developers with little effort;
  • Native components and modules really enhance performance, also native APIs to render certain code;
  • Resulting apps are in fact "native" – not Web Views, but compiled to machine code of a specific platform;
  • If you have a mobile app to upgrade, you can just add React Native UI components to its code.
About the Author

Hello, I am Pooja, working as a digital marketing executive in Bigscal technologies. I like to update with new technologies and write a blog on new technology.

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