The debate among app developers to take a side and to try to prove which is better has been going on for too long now. Just how do you choose between native and hybrid app development? While native gives you the world of better looks and enhanced user interface, hybrids come with the benefit of being multi-platform. This debacle was finally put to an end by Facebook a couple of years ago when they came up with React Native. Combining the best of both, reactJS development may just become the next best thing in mobile apps.
But why think Native at all?
A valid question in all respects! If you want an app to sell grocery products, it’s useless to pay a developer twice – once for an Android app and then for iOS. Both uses two sets of codes and although they are similar to a certain extent, it doesn’t reduce the time of development.
In came hybrid app development where a single code could be used on both platforms. But it also brought along a few technical glitches. Native apps made features like zooming or even accessing the GPS easy, but hybrids failed to incorporate these. So, hybrid apps started to lose out on user feel and the beam again started shifting to native ones.
Writing code with Java or Objective-C can be hectic, especially due to its compilation process. For employing a single change, you will have to wait for the whole code to compile and reload the app. Things become frustrating if it’s just a font change.
Compilation of React Native Mobile Apps is real-time. Any change takes effect immediately and you do not have to take unwanted coffee breaks.
To make matters simpler, reactJS development comes with counterparts that are used in Android and iOS. So, the apps build with this are incorporates the agility of native apps along with the speed and functionality.
And if you already have a hybrid app running, you can simply apply these React Native components to bring the best out. Apps built with Ionic and Cordova will allow you to do this transformation.
As with any new technology, things keep getting better. Netflix is one huge example of reactJS development. You eliminate the tedious nature of native apps but get the same benefits. So, the next time you think of an app, turn to React Native. You will have things up and running in no time with superior functionalities. To know more, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.