In the present thriving mobile-only market, having a mobile application is not enough. To stay ahead of your competitors and earn higher profits, it is imperative to make your brand app available to a larger audience. In other words, launching your application for both Android and iOS is necessary to get a bigger slice of the mobile market revenue. But, how to do so? Should one develop a mobile application for both the popular platform individually, or invest in React Native app development?
Though React Native, the Facebook’s UI framework, has the potential to create an application that runs on both the mobile platforms and a large scale of business leaders are investing into React Native development, there are still some questions that are prevailing in the market. To ensure that these questions do not occupy your mind and prevent you from entering the world of cross-platform, we will discuss those questions in this article.
Here we begin.
- Is React different from React Native?
- Will my React Native app work on mobile and web?
Sadly, no. Though Facebook launched React Native to incorporate web development elements into mobile app development, most of the React code for Web depends on the features provided by the Web browsers. This makes it tough for the app developed to work on mobile. Likewise, a React Native mobile app will highly rely on the native features of the mobile, which makes it less appreciable when presented on the Web. However, you can still reuse the same code with a little improvement as per the platform chosen, adding a plus point to the React Native app development.
- Can React Native development make my app look and feel the same way on both iOS and Android?
React Native is a medium to access the native components in iOS and Android. It offers an opportunity for the React Native app developers to reuse the code for those tasks that are not platform-specific while writing the platform-specific codes individually. It does not encourage using the same designing for both the platform since both Android and iOS has different mobile app design layout and guidelines.
- Should I choose React Native for building a single platform app?
No. Though the React Native uses flexbox for layout, which acts the same way on iOS and Android, it is still second to native app development when it comes to accessing the native device features and providing exclusive UI design experience.
- Does opting React Native mean not hiring any Native app developer?
No, you still need to hire the Native developers as they have an exceptional experience when it comes to configuring mobile continues integration services, services for automatic builds, and configuring certificates in Xcode and so on. Besides, React Native app development does not avail access to all the features related to native platforms iOS and Android. It uses some parts written in native coding to offer some exclusively native experience.
- Will Flutter replace React Native?
Seeing the proliferation in the adoption of Flutter, you can say that it might replace React Native someday. Flutter, right now, is not in a stable version which implies React Native still has better control over the market. So, you can stay free and invest in React Native development. And meanwhile, if you want to get an insight of the comparison of Flutter vs React Native, refer this blog.
Aforementioned are some of the commonly asked questions by the clients with lesser-to-no technical knowledge. If you have any question not covered in this article, share in the comment section below.