4 good reasons to use React Native to develop a mobile app

A mobile app is a great way to develop a business, boost productivity, work efficiently, sell online or to provide tailored services to customers.

Developing a mobile app requires more budget, more time and more skills. But frameworks like React Native allow developers to work efficiently on both iOS and Android apps.

A quick introduction to React Native

React Native was released in 2015 by Facebook which ensures its ongoing maintenance. It was created to make development easier. It is a fusion between native development and ReactJS (the JavaScript library for building user interfaces).

Many of the world's most well known companies are using it in their apps, including Instagram, Snapchat, Netflix, Tesla and UberEats.

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What are the reasons to use React Native?

1. Reduce development cost and time

React Native allows developers to create an app using JavaScript languages for both iOS and Android, which is not possible in native development. Straight away there's a really tangible benefit there, resulting in signficant time and cost savings. Moreover, by using only one language, it eliminates the need to hire specialist developers for iOS and for Android. 

2. Create a stable, high-performance app

Apps are more stable and reliable with ReactNative because of the simplified linking strategy for its codebase. Better app performance results from using native APIs instead of WebView. It also means consistency of UX across both iOS and Android.

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3. It offers third-party plugin support

React Native doesn't come loaded with features. However, it provides good third-party plugin support for both native and JavaScript modules.

There is also a huge community to find help and advice, and a signficant number of repositories in GitHub (2nd highest number of contributors in 2018). It is a community-driven technology. Everyone can access to all the data and documentation.

4. Easier to maintain, upgrade and update the mobile app

The processes of maintaining, upgrading and removing bugs are also made easier by the use of the single code development for both Android and iOS. One code to work on the two mobile operating systems. An important benefit is the fact that developers can release new updates without needing to get app store approval thanks to the use of JavaScript.

In conclusion: 

React Native is the solution you need to develop an efficient mobile app: faster project delivery, fewer but more skilled developers, easy to maintain, update and fix bugs on all platforms.