Building Modern Mobile Apps with React Native
React Native is a mobile application development framework developed by Facebook engineers in 2013 as the result of an internal summer hackathon. The initial idea for building React Native as a framework was born out of curiosity for making “touch negotiation between JS and native ScrollViews” work. Developers at Facebook were running into difficulties with debugging, performance, and managing UX for the Facebook mobile app. React Native was invented to better manage those complications.
Since then, it has become one of the most popular frameworks in the world. Facebook open-sourced the framework in 2015, and in the last four years, it has supplanted itself as a technology of choice for many mobile developers. Here at StudioLabs, we trust React Native for delivering high-performance, user-friendly mobile applications to our clients.
Code Reuse and ROI
If an organization is intent on maximizing profits from a mobile application development project, they should plan for making the app available in both the Android and iOS stores. Reaching both Android and iPhone users means more sales opportunities and the potential for a larger, more diverse user base. With 2.1 million applications in the Google Play store and just around 2 million in the Apple store, competition is fierce.
Ease of Onboarding
If you’re considering partnering with a third-party – say a React Native developer shop – to build an application you plan to maintain, React Native could be a useful framework for your project. If you lack the resources or team to maintain the app, make sure your partner handles maintenance projects as well as the initial plan for building your app.
Developer Friendliness and Hot Reloading
Much has already been said about why developers love React Native. Thanks to “hot reloading,” developers can reload their application after any code changes almost instantly. This function allows for way more developer-friendly testing practices than auditing and debugging a massive codebase. It makes making changes to applications straightforward and promotes flexibility when implementing new features.
React Native Developers
– Liz Young, StudioLabs President & CEO
If you’re interested in partnering with an agency to develop a mobile app, let’s start a conversation. We are experienced React Native developers but are also capable of using a wide range of technologies and approaches for meeting your goals.