Published on April 9th, 2021
What Is React Native?
The idea is that it makes the process a lot easier for beginners and it allows you to easily preview and edit your work as you go.
Apps created with React Native can also be compatible with IOS and Android and elements of each can be edited individually without the need to code an entirely new app.
For example, the Android app could be a different colour scheme to the IOS version without them being coded separately.
Why Should I use React Native?
For many, the idea of learning to code from scratch is a daunting task, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want to be the one to create their app, rather than outsourcing the job to a professional.
React gives you full control of the creating process and teaches how to do it all in one. The framework makes the process quicker and easier than it would be normally.
Due to the fact the system still runs on code rather than basic templates such as a website creator, the app you create will still be just as unique as it would have been if coded from scratch.
Naturally, it is a cheaper alternative to hiring someone else to create an app for you, which for a new start-up can be very important.
They are known for their stable and optimised apps, this means what you will create is going to run smoothly and as intended.
Arguably the biggest benefit to using React is that code can be reused, so codes are already written for certain purposes and features, all you need to do is copy it into your app’s coding.
What Are The Setbacks?
Like everything, React Native has its downfalls.
You will need to take time in learning how each element of the process works in order to create a functioning product.
This may be easier than learning how to code your own app from scratch, but it’s certainly a lot harder than paying someone else to do it for you.
The large community and open-source library provide information and tools to assist anyone that is struggling, but not enough to help a complete newbie create their app.
Despite the setbacks, React Native is still a very useful tool for anyone attempting to create an app and since they are backed by Facebook they are sure to keep growing and addressing the flaws in their service.
With the ever-growing community creating pre-coded features, it could eventually become simple enough that anyone will be able to pick it up and create a functioning app for their business.