What is React Native?
React Native is a framework that is used to build mobile apps. It was created by Facebook and is used on the Facebook app, the Instagram app, and many other highly popular and frequently used apps.
Facebook created the framework to make the development process for mobile apps more efficient. Crucially, using React Native deals with a major issue that previously existed when developing apps. That issue concerned the approach to take.
Basically, you had two choices. One was to create native apps which meant creating an iOS app and then starting from scratch to build the Android version. If you also wanted a web version you had to start again, i.e. none, or very little, of the code was transferable. This lengthened development time, made maintenance more challenging, made upgrading your app more difficult, and increased costs.
The alternative was to create a hybrid app where each app shares significant portions of code. This solved many of the problems mentioned above but hybrid apps were clunky, slow, and not as good as native apps.
React Native provides the best of both worlds. You get fantastic performance with unrestricted design and development capabilities. Your apps, however, will share up to 95 percent of the same code, making initial development faster and making it easier and faster to upgrade and maintain your app.
What is Your Experience with the React Native Framework?
React Native is a specialised skillset that we have on our team at Outsource NZ. As a result, we are able to offer React Native mobile app development services and have worked with companies in a range of industries to create apps ever since the framework was released in 2015.
Why Is React Native the Best Choice for Building My App?
Facebook uses React Native and it is one of the most widely-use mobile apps in the world – that’s at least one compelling reason.
For your business, there are other benefits of choosing React Native. Those benefits include:
- The code is reusable – which means our developers can create the core code and then use this to create your iOS app for the Apple App Store and an Android app for the Play Store
- Time to market is fast – following on from the above, since almost all the code is reusable, your app can be developed and launched into the marketplace quickly
- Cost-effective – the fast development time makes React Native a cost-effective method for developing mobile apps
- Performance – the tools provided by the React Native framework combined with the skills of our developers will ensure you have an app that works smoothly and fast
To speak to a member of our team about React Native, and to discuss further the idea you have for an app, please get in touch with us today.