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React Native vs. Native App Development- Pros and Cons

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AnnaSharland

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When comparing native app development and React Native, it’s important to take into account all of the factors that will affect your app in 2022. Whether you are developing an app for Android or iOS, React Native has the potential to cost less, but the decision should not be made solely on that fact alone! Both types of applications have their own strong points and pitfalls, so before you go forward with development, it’s important to know what both options can offer you in the future. The choice ultimately comes down to the type of app you want to create and what you want your user experience to be like.

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A Quick Guide to understanding ReactJS
ReactJS is a JavaScript library created by Facebook for building user interfaces, which enables you to use server-side web development technologies to build mobile apps, which can be deployed on multiple platforms with no need for an app store account. React has been widely used in various applications like Facebook, Instagram, AirBnB etc. The concept of React was introduced by Jordan Walke way back in 2011 and was open sourced later in 2013.

A few things you should consider before choosing between native and mobile web apps

Consider your target market - If you’re planning to sell your mobile app to large enterprises, native app development is probably a better choice for you (due to performance issues). However, if you want to appeal to younger consumers who use a wide variety of smartphones and apps, then web apps might be a better option. Consider your platform - If you want maximum cross-platform availability from day one, then mobile web apps are likely not an option. Here again, native development would be ideal because it offers greater integration with platforms like Android and iOS than HTML5 web apps can provide at present.

Does it make sense financially?

In some instances, it might be cheaper to build a hybrid app that uses React Native code instead of a native app. However, React Native is still relatively new, which means there will likely be updates or changes in how it works that you’ll need to keep up with. You might spend more money over time trying to maintain your hybrid app than if you had built a native app using Objective C or Swift in iOS or Java for Android. It all depends on what your priorities are, but most react native developers say building one app in native code and then supporting those platforms is easier than going cross-platform from day one.

Is there a better alternative?
Whenever you’re deciding on which technology to use for an upcoming project, it’s important to be sure that it’s going to meet your needs. One way to do that is by considering alternative solutions and what they offer as well as their benefits and downsides.

Do you want speed?
A slow mobile app will cause users to lose patience and abandon it; whether your React Native app is on par with native apps or not, they’ll still be faster than a web app, even if only marginally so. If speed matters to you—and it should—then React Native will help keep users in your app longer, increasing engagement and thus increasing ad revenue and other kinds of monetization opportunities.

What is your goal?
Your goal with a mobile app is to entice users to download it onto their device or tablet, try it out, and hopefully use it regularly enough that they become familiar with its features and design – so much so that they want to keep using it. There are many ways you can achieve this including an appealing design, positive reviews from previous users or by targeting a specific demographic of potential users who are likely to be interested in your app's core function (or functions). With more than 4 billion smartphones in circulation at present, according to Statista , along with tablets & other mobile devices – there's never been a better time to reach out directly to consumers through their phones. Forrester Research predicts smartphones will account for 75% of all U.S.

Conclusion
The pros and cons of both React Native and native mobile development are still valid in 2022, with some overlap between both sides as well. The effectiveness of each framework or platform differs based on project scope, team capacity, budget constraints, technology constraints, etc., which means there is no silver bullet when it comes to app development. Keep these differences in mind when making your own decision about which direction you should go with your next app project.

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