Introduction

React native is a framework developed by Facebook for creating native-apps for both iOS & Android mobile phones with the communal language, Javascript.

React Native follows a concept of “write for one and use for many”. React Native can communicate directly with the APIs of OS (Android & iOS). React Native lets the developer to import code blocks written in the Java, Kotlin, Objective C or Swift language, which makes easier process.


Why React Native?


Most of the organizations/industries thought that hybrid solutions would be cost-effective so they are choosing native apps for their business. React native makes better tools for development, and updates the applications instantly.

Cross-Platform

Building Mobile Application with React Native can work both in Android and iOS devices. Using React Native reduces development cost up to 35%. Developing with react doesn’t require cumbrous process.

Integration

Multiple features can be optimized in mob application using Native codes.

Ease of Debugging

React Native handles the problem by its hot and live reloading functionalities. React native consumes less time for debugging process.

Reusable Code

React Native shares application logic across two platforms means we can use 65% of code between iOS and Android.


How Does It Works


Virtual DOM acts as interface between developers and the work delivered to users. React Native entreats objective-C programming interfaces to render it to iOS. This makes React Native stands out from the other development platforms, which ends up rendering based view.

React Native has connection with other native UI elements which return markup from their rendering feature, which defines how they should be. With react for the web, it translates directly to DOM browser. For React Native, mark-up is translated to suit the host platform, so the view becomes Android-specific view.


Who’s Using React Native


 

Facebook

Facebook uses react native to take up all the benefits of web development to mobile. That’s react native stepped into the mobile app industry.

Facebook Ad

Facebook Ad app was the first React Native app for android and it functions fully React Native based. The framework is suitable for the lot of complex business logic required to handle differences in ad-formats, currencies and so on.

Instagram

Instagram had accepted the competition to add React Native into their existing app starting from the basic view. UI is simple because it doesn’t require navigation structure.

Walmart

Walmart has marked its footpath by developing node.js in their stack. Walmart has improved its performance of the app on both iOS and Android by using less resources and within shorter time span.

UberEats

UberEats application is built on React Native app to maintain its codebase. UberEats is well-known for its design and features.

Bloomberg

Bloomberg gives streamlined experience to its customers through their mobile app.

Gyroscope

Gyroscope had experience of iphone apps designing but they didn’t have code experience so they had preferred React Native as their first and best choice.

Wix

Wix Is an organization that provides web hosting and design services. Users can build their sites in HTML5 as well in mobile sites. React native router flux, react-navigation, Airbnb-native-navigation and wix-react-native-navigation are the common navigation available in React native.

AirBnb

AirBnb had placed its footprint in assisting tourist and travelers. Its design has achieved unbelievable level and still draws attention of hundreds of user’s every day.


Cost to Develop React Native Mobile Application


A typical mobile application would costs around $30,000 for 50-day effort. Development cost starts from $75,000 to million dollars.

If your mobile app wants to be simple, it would costs around $20,000. If your react native app needs complexity, the cost would take $75,000. Developing a high-complexity app requires 1500-2000 hrs.

Conclusion

React Native would be the best choice for making an application like Facebook with reusable elements. React Native have their advantages and disadvantages too but the developer has to decide which one he has to choose.