React Native App 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.

What is React Native App 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.

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React Native offers 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

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.

React Native App Development is 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?

React Native is supported 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 Daren can create and deploy apps for clients using React Native that will definitely stand the test of time.

Reduced time frames and cost

Very few 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 users’ needs. Making use of React Native allows app developers to create cutting-edge, original and innovative apps that fit all kinds of company budgets.

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 developers can reduce the time frames involved in getting an app to market.

How Daren uses React Native App Development

By now you will have probably figured out that Daren is a big React Native fan. However, 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, Daren will discuss the ways it can be used and explain why it is the right choice for you. If it’s not, he’ll advise you on the direction you should go in, and explain that decision in as much detail as necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why might it be best to only build an iOS app?

If you require that your app gets to market quickly, or is available to show an investor as quickly as possible, this is very often the best strategy, as it enables us to focus on getting the app into shape and into peoples hands,and develop an Android version later. 

Overall this might be the most expensive strategy, as cross platform will have a lower overall cost. But sometimes being first to market is the priority.

I've heard that React Native is better supported than Flutter?

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.

What notable apps have been built in React Native?

Facebook Ads Manager, Bloomberg, Airbnb, Uber Eats, and more.

Does it save money to build apps in React Native?

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

Will a React Native app behave like a native app?

Although there are poorly performing React Native and native apps out there when an app is coded by experts the user won’t face any issues.

Has React Native been superseded by Flutter?

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