Building Mobile Apps with React Native

Building Mobile Apps with React Native

Developers describe React Native (https://react-native.org) like this:

“React Native lets you build mobile apps using only JavaScript. It uses the same design as React, letting you compose a rich mobile UI from declarative components…. With React Native, you don’t build a mobile web app, an HTML5 app, or a hybrid app; you build a real mobile app that’s indistinguishable from an app built using Objective-C or Java. React Native uses the same fundamental UI building blocks as regular iOS and Android apps. You just put those building blocks together using JavaScript and React.”

From the end user perspective, the code behind an interface is of little concern. End users expect their apps to work flawlessly. We live with constantly evolving expectations about the tools and technologies we rely upon every day; to check the time, location, what our friends have to say and a thousand other functions available through hand-held devices.

What makes React Native different from other mobile app development frameworks, is that it is built exclusively on ever-greening and ubiquitous Javascript. Savvy web and app developers are well acquainted with the rich set of functions Javascript supports, and realize that few Objective-C and Java codesmiths are willing to commit to app development. Fortunately, everything achievable using more complicated languages is possible by using Javascript as the framework to access iOS and Android building blocks.

End users may not care about code, but the people who pay for apps do. React Native is a quick way for Javascript experts to turn ideas into deliverables.

React Native lives up to its name. It is an excellent development platform for the creation of ‘Native’ applications, which means, it fully and seamlessly leverages the complete range of functionality found on iOS and Android mobile devices.

Not familiar with Javascript? Well, try some other framework, but if you are, React Native is the best choice for your next development project.