7 Reasons React Native is Going to Be BIG in 2021
When you plan to invest in mobile app development, the very first question is usually the platform and tooling. More exceptional performance, quick development cycle, and faster deployment is something every business owner is expecting. With two platforms being dominant in the current market scenario, mobile app developers need to compromise with either a faster development cycle or better user experience.
The right development tool, in the right time. Let’s review the 7 reasons that React Native will be the go-to tool in 2021.
1. Minimized Development Time & Cost
React Native makes it easy to transfer the code between various mobile platforms. In other words, you can say that an application developed for Android on React Native can be easily compiled for iOS app with a few minor changes. Since the single code base can be used on both platforms, it certainly minimizes the development time. Here at Infinite Red, we generally see 90%+ code reuse between iOS and Android.
Moreover, with minimized development time, the development cost gradually decreases, which proves to be beneficial, especially for budding startups.
2. Simple & Easy Maintenance
As native frameworks grow, the API of each framework grows. I clearly remember the time before React Native, where I had to update my Android apps to use the latest tooling and losing time on my iOS deploy. If your application is built in the native framework it can be quite time-consuming. However, React Native’s flexible approach makes the entire app development maintenance easy, simple yet price effective.
3. Reusable Dynamic Platform Components
Some apps have a branding that is unique to the app and ignores the platform. These are generally hard to do in Native, but are quite simple in React Native
Platform uniform design — if desired
However, since React Native is compiled to native, everything can look and feel as native as you like. You can easily alter the design to fit specifically to each platform. The components you might use for Android or iOS have their equivalents in the React Native framework too, which is why it is possible to ensure a consistent look and feel in the respective platform if that’s your design.
Even popular best-practice libraries will automatically adjust behavior to fit their target platforms. This keeps your development process agile and smooth.
This gives you the choice of respecting design over platform, or platform over the design to fit your target audience.
4. Easier cross-device user experience
Mobile used to just have a few devices to worry about. Now we’re seeing variety among iOS and especially Android devices. React Native uses flexible and fully-optimized layout engines that are highly compatible across all the devices regardless of the screen size. Applications built with React Native adjust with screen resolutions. Apps built with React Native support HD graphics and device sizes.
5. Easy third-party integrations
React Native has a way of synchronizing and integrating itself with native modules via frameworks and so it can easily be integrated with app features and other components such as GPS, camera etc. It happens because of internal device programming and thus eliminating the need for additional integration work for developers.
6. Hot Reloading Feature — Making React Native really HOT
The core of “hot reloading” is a delightful developer experience. Feature after feature allows teams to build their apps quickly and with useful feedback. With the Hot Module Replacement (HMR) feature, developers can make a quick change in the source code while immediately viewing instant results. Any changes in the code are reloaded automatically. This in turns assists React Native app developers to create an app without recompilation, thus boosting the development velocity. It’s like building a website on a native device.
Combine these with advanced debugging tools like Flipper and Reactotron, and you’ve got a thoroughly integrated, hot reloading, advanced debugging experience.
7. Help is Available
When a project is new, it’s hard to find information, help, and tutorials. Fortunately, these get filled in within a few years of a project being live. At Infinite Red, we’ve been doing React Native since the beginning, and we’ve helped countless companies launch their apps.
Being widely adopted by developers, React Native is definitely the talk of the town due to its ability to build complex and larger apps in a seamless way. Cost-effective, lightweight yet fast, and useful are some of its traits that make it a go-to framework for developers to build reasonable apps across the globe. Therefore, if you want to reach new heights of success, investing in React Native app development in 2021 and the upcoming years would be the wisest decision to make.