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Why Webdura Opts React Native for App Development?

28 Feb 2021

Software development market is amply supplied with plenty of tools and products. There are many website and mobile applications emerging on an everyday basis that helps us in making our daily tasks easily doable!

Why is React Native a very familiar term in the software industry? You might have even heard what Mark Zuckerberg once said, “The biggest mistake we made as a company was betting too much on HTML as opposed to Native”. If you are fence-sitting thinking whether or not you should choose React Native for your forthcoming mobile application development projects, Webdura is giving you the reasons why you shouldn’t opt out of the React Native framework. 

What is React Native?

React Native is developed by Facebook Inc and is an open source mobile application framework. A number of applications are developed using React framework along with Native platform capabilities.

Generally, React Native are used to build applications for :

Android

Android TV

iOS

macOS

tvOS

Web

Windows

Universal Windows Platform (UWP)

So let us understand what exactly React Native is! React Native is a framework used by developers to build Native mobile apps using JavaScript. React Native facilitates the deployment of a single codebase for building applications across different platforms. This is one of the biggest advantages that Webdura sees in React Native framework. Our Dev Team utilizes this easiness of React Native and is currently being applied for three different projects namely Talk2, Wuyers and Lyringo.

Why React Native was Chosen for Application Development?

Lyringo is a learning application developed in React Native platform. In this application, there will be a video display alongside subtitles. The subtitles will be in the preferred language that users intend to learn.

Lyringo

Webdura also has a food delivery app that has been developed in the React Native programming platform. We could come up with an easy-on-eyes UI, component-based food delivery model like Wuyers using React Native.

Wuyers

Talk2 which Webdura developed for communication was yet another app that was plotted on Expo and React Native CLI platforms in React.

For Talk2, Lyringo and Wuyers, React Native has helped in reducing the time for developing the applications and also bringing down the cost for its production. We never had to employ a separate Android team and iOS team for developing Talk2 and Lyringo- it could be handled by a single React Native team due to the single codebase functionality.

Here are the few reasons why Webdura commands React Native for our application development process:

  1. Our team can easily use components like push notifications, location specifications etc.
  2. Earlier we used different codes for iOS (Swift and Objective-C) and Android (Java). However, after inducing React Native, we could build mobile apps that run on both iOS and Android platforms.
  3. React Native written using JavaScript has delivered better user experience for our apps.

What are the processes involved in React Native Mobile App Development?

  • Set up Android SDK and Android Studio. Install certain APIs and then use Emulators for testing apps
  • Run your apps in real devices for assessing how the app will look in the real working environment. This will help you in running and testing the app.
  • With a few exceptions, running React Native in iOS is the same as Android. There will be different devices for testing, there will be different emulators and the same process is repeated in iOS.
  • Debug React Native with other programming languages as well to understand what is happening with our codes. 

What are the Advantages of React Native?

Webdura has the following reasons for plying React Native for our projects:

  • Open source framework

It enables the developers to learn and acquaint easily and can be accessed from anywhere hassle-free. 

  • Single codebase for iOS and Android

Developers need not write separate codes for iOS and Android platforms. A Single codebase can be used to develop both which will help to reduce time and cost for project completion.

  • Excellent performance

Enhancing the performance of the app with the help of native modules and controls. It interacts with iOS and Android native modules without any interference.

  • Code reusability

Developers need to simply reuse the codes for iOS and Android instead of creating separate apps for iOS and Android. This helps in reducing the development cost and can be deployed easily.

  • Simplified User Interface

Apps built with React Native will have a more responsive UI, flawless UX and less time to load the screens.

  • Third party plugins

Developers have access to Third party plugins like JavaScript modules and native modules. Easy and quick plugin with a third party module.

  • Bridging
    React Native provides a bridging feature. Suppose there is a feature unavailable in React Native, then that gap can be bridged with the help of building that exact feature in Native. 
  • Stability and Reliability

Any changes in the code can be done without affecting other components or modules thereby making apps more stable and reliable.

  • Intuitive Architecture

Ability to quickly upgrade the app due to its impulsive and intuitive modular architecture. The modules can also be reused while working with other web and mobile APIs.

  • Cost-effective 

The benefit of Code reusability helps to abate costs for app development to a great extent. No separate codes for iOS and Android app developments. 

Disadvantages of React Native:

Immaturity 

React Native is a new programming language and experts believe that there will be more room for upgrading. 

Debugging Hitches

At the conjoining section of the host platform and React platform, certain debugging issues are usually faced in React Native.

Complexity

New developers will find the programming language challenging, especially the syntax extensions.

Initialization Problems

React Native requires longer initialization time and JavaScript being the reason for the same.

Conclusion:

Despite certain disadvantages, React Native is opted by Webdura for mobile application development pertaining to the scalable and superior mobile apps it can formulate. Our client’s feedback on the superlative user experience and attractive features added to the app makes React Native our preferred mobile application programming language even now.

Our developers find the framework irresistible because of features like code reusability, accessibility to certain pre-made elements and reducing effort and time required for developers to complete projects.

React Native is showing good progress in terms of growing developers community, dodging the drawbacks as an immature software, mounting components set and, overcoming other inadequacies.

At each stage of development the client will suggest feedback to see the working product in each iteration termed as Minimum Viable Product (MVP)  for assessing the product, giving suggestions and feedback and enhancing the product using more features. Developing the mobile application using React Native makes the MVP idea easily doable and that too at optimal time and cost.

Compared to other mobile frameworks like native app development, React Native is a strong competitor. Webdura strongly recommends this cross-platform programming language for everyone who is in the business of mobile app development.

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Webdura Technologies

Webdura Technologies

Webdura technologies is a full spectrum technology company in India with over 10 years of experience in developing technological solutions using ​JavaScript (ES6+), React JS, React Native, Redux, Rematch, Vue JS, Graph QL, Apollo, Meteor JS, Node JS, Gatsby JS, PHP, Wordpress, MySQL, Mongo DB and other latest tools. Webdura technologies have joined hands with many international and national giants to put forth cutting edge applications in this past decade.

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