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React Native Development

The past decade has seen huge advances in digital technology. However, only a handful of sectors have enjoyed continued unprecedented growth. One of those is mobile app development and deployment.

Statistics predict that by 2022 mobile apps will generate 808.7 billions of dollars. A huge leap on the 365.2 billions of dollars recorded globally in 2018. Furthermore, these predictions foresee great year-on-year growth for apps in all niches too. Not just games and other entertainment apps.

To keep up with audience usage demands can be challenging though. Users are looking for a lot in an app, whatever its purpose. They want apps that offer seamless navigation, flawless performance and appealing visuals. They’re increasingly demanding apps that are faster, more efficiently, and just as importantly don’t take up too much storage.

To satisfy these needs mobile app developers needed enhanced technology. Tech that gives them the ‘power’ needed to build better mobile apps that keep up with user demand and expectations. React Native is one such solution.

What is React Native Development?

Created and maintained by developers from Facebook and Instagram, React Native is a native version of the JavaScript library. It gives mobile app developers a faster track to app design completion. As well as it performs well across multiple different platforms and is relatively easy to maintain and debug.

React Native allows app developers, including the Novaflip team, to create mobile apps that meet and even exceed user expectations. Furthermore, keeping the costs of doing so within the reach of smaller concerns and start-ups as well as big businesses. For more information on React Native Development simply get in touch. 

Cross-Platform Compatibility

The team behind React Native originally created it for iOS. However, as its huge potential became more and more evident they extended the support to Android as well. Therefore, most React Native APIs are cross platform. Meaning that most developers, can build an app that will function on both platforms via a single codebase.
Sometimes however, there are situations that are platform specific. For example, design implications can differ between Android and iOS. However, React Native can handle these differences seamlessly, detecting the OS that is supporting the instance of the app and picking the right file to make use of according to the platform its running on. Yes, it’s that clever.

Great Native Functionality

It’s in the name

There’s a reason that the original development team came up with the name React Native. Mobile apps that are developed with React Native, look and function just like any native app. Therefore, calling it anything else really wasn’t a choice.

Keyboard behaviour, animations, basic usability and scroll accelerations, all play a crucial role in the popularity of a mobile app.

Furthermore, React Native is comprised of native widgets that perform together brilliantly. Therefore, creating mobile apps that perform as true native apps and carry that stellar performance across all the platforms.

Supported by a giant

As a mobile app developer, developing an app on a relatively new coding framework can be scary, and risky. Firstly, how viable is this framework? Secondly, how well will it be supported in the future?

In the case of React Native, is support by one of the biggest tech companies in the world, Facebook.

But that’s not all.

As it is an open source project. React Native is added to and updated by some of the best brains in the business on an ongoing basis. Therefore,  app developers like us can create and deploy apps for clients using React Native that we can be sure can stand the test of time. As well as, all the inevitable hardware advances.

Reduced time frames and cost

Very few app mobile app development companies will get far by creating apps that are too expensive for the majority of businesses to afford. Nor will they stand much chance of survival, let alone growth, if the apps they create age quickly or don’t meet user needs. Making use of React Native allows app developers to create cutting edge, original and innovative apps that fit all kinds of company budgets, putting them within reach of a wider audience.

Speed is important across all kinds of phases of the app development process, and speed to market is one of them. By making use of React Native we can reduce the time frames involved in getting an app to market, something that our clients love and we’re sure you will too.

How Novaflip uses React Native

By now you will have figured out that our team are all big React Native fans. But it’s not the right coding framework for every app, so it’s not a ‘default’ choice that we create all apps in. If React Native is right for your project we’ll use it, and we’ll explain to you why we made that choice. If it’s not we’ll go a different way, and explain that decision to you too.

Ready to learn more about what a React Native developed mobile app would look like if we developed one for you? Contact us now to learn more.

FAQs

React Native has been around for a lot longer than Flutter, and it has great community support. It’s a good platform to use if as a developer you are moving from a web background due to it using JavaScript. at Novaflip we are first and foremost app developers and we feel that the Flutter has the edge as it more closely maps a native development experience.



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Yes, not only the initial build, but when updates in functionality are required we are able to make one change which will update both the live iOS and Android apps.

There are poor performing React Native or even Native apps out there, but when an app is coded by experts the user won’t know they are using a React native app.

In many ways yes, but given that React native has been around for a while, for some solutions React native can still be the better choice. During our discussion we will be able to guide you on the best technology..