Benefits of Outsourcing Mobile App Development Project with React Native
React Native is getting very popular these days and the community of mobile developers using React Native is also growing as well. In this article, we will outline the main benefits of using React Native for a Mobile App development project.
Different types of mobile apps
Basically, there are 3 types of mobile apps:
Native: the type of mobile app that are developed and run on native code (Objective-C or Swift for iOS and Java or Kotlin for Android). Native apps usually provide the best performance and seamless user experience compared to others but it’s also more costly to develop, since developers will need to develop separate versions of apps for different platforms (e.g. iOS and Android).
Mobile Web App: developed using web technology (HTML5). This type of mobile app often delivers poorer user experience with limited features compared to Native and/or Hybrid apps. However, mobile web app is easier produced since developers only have to write their source code once and it can be run across platform on multi-devices. In addition, users can access the app through web browsers instead of having to download from app store.
What is React Native?
Why using React Native?
React Native provides the advantages over developing Hybrid or Native apps due to the following reasons:
- Quick and efficient
React Native was initially created only for iOS development. Due to growing success and popularity, Facebook extended the support for Android as well. Companies are able to take advantage of this and outsource to get their apps developed for both iOS, and Android simultaneously with React Native, using only one codebase.
- Faster development
As explained above, hybrid or mobile web apps that work on both iOS and Android often deliver poorer performance (compared to native app), especially for the more complicated apps. With React Native, apps are compiled into natively written code, which means that they will function and perform equally well on both operating systems (iOS & Android) with the speed, look, and functionality of a natively written app.
React Native can be combined together with components developed in other native language such as Objective-C, Java, or Swift. Developers can also choose to use native code for optimization of the specific aspects of their application. Hence, a mobile app can be built using React Native with parts in native languages.
In addition, React Native’s building blocks are “native components” that compile directly to native. More importantly, these blocks are also reusable and the components that are available in iOS or Android have their counterparts in React.
React Native for outsourcing project
Ultimately, all these advantages provided by React Native will translate into lower overheads, faster deployment and easy maintenance, which leads to a competitive benefit for clients who outsourced their mobile app development project using React Native.
Using React Native will deliver the speed and agility similar to the process of web development. Other than that, React native framework also provide other benefits such as ease to maintain and reusability.
React Native increases efficiency, improve developers’ productivity and reduce development workload.
In addition, companies will not have to face the difficult decision of whether having their mobile apps developed in iOS or Android since React Native make it possible to get their app available in both platforms catering to both markets at once leading to higher level of users' adoption.
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