What is more often we face the challenge of creating a mobile application, the recipients of which are all smartphone users - both those with Android and those with iOS, while maintaining a budget without straining it? With several conditions, it is possible. From this article, you will find out when it is worth to apply React Native technology, whether it is a good solution for each project and what pros and cons can be found in the discussed technology.
React Native technology and its creation
Mark Zuckerberg was looking for a universal programming solution for his products because he noted that Facebook is mainly used in the mobile web Facebook version. In 2012, he admitted that the previous solution - HTML5, does not meet expectations and is one of the major strategic failures of the company (source: https: //www.youtube.com/watch? V = GBp_xCGIATk).
Pros and cons of React Native technology
An indisputable positive development of the application in React Native is the existence of one code for many platforms because it is possible to go beyond iOS and Android. We save time and money. Also, we need only one team of developers, which is based on a stable framework - React.js.
When should I use React Native technology?
To sum up, we want to emphasize how important it is to choose technology solutions with the needs and possibilities. If the goal is defined as building a simple application that you do not need to develop or extend, or it is a promotional tool - select React Native to save time and money. However, watch out for the diversity of possibilities that give the native API (Application Programming Interface, a set of solutions that allow two applications to communicate with each other, e.g. a restaurant application that delivers food and the Google Maps application). It may turn out that little code can be shared, and a lot of work will be required to build bridging modules - then select native programming.