What is React-Native and it’s advantages.



The android and IOS developers are very excited about React-native because React-native is used to develop the hybrid application . React-Native is a JavaScript framework which is used to build mobile application for cross platform, run application in both android as well as IOS. This property of React-native makes it more popular.  It’s based on React  which targets mobile platforms instead of targeting browser. 

React-Native has released by Facebook for android and after 6 months Facebook released an IPhone version. Developers are happy to hear that it’s have great code re-usability and single code is used for both android as well as IOS. It’s a Open Source.



 

Who are using React-Native?

If you are curious to know who is using react-native. There is thousands of application running android & IOS but some are more popular which are following.

  1. Facebook
  2. Facebook Ads Manager
  3. Instagram
  4. F8.
  5. Airbnb.
  6. Walmart.
  7. Tesla.
  8. Tencent QQ.
  9. Skype.
  10. Artsy.
  11. Baidu Mobile.
  12. Bloomberg.
  13. CBS Sports Franchise Football.
  14. Delivery.com.
  15. Wix.com.
  16. Sound Cloud Plus.
  17. Townske.
  18. UberEats.
  19. Vogue.
  20. CBS Sports Franchise.

Advantage of React-Native.

1. Platform independent.

At the starting, react-native is used to developed IOS application. But recently its support IOS as well as Android Operating System. React-Native is a JavaScript native library which is used to develop Hybrid application. React-Native is open-source, which also compatible some other platform like Window or tvOS. It’s means developers needs to code one time which works for both android as well as IOS. If any component needs to differentiate with platform then developer can differentiate with Plateform.OS . Additional information can be found from it’s docs.

2. Reusable Components.

React-Native is more popular because of it’s Component Re-usability These component will work for both android as well as IOS.  React-Native component are reusable because it’s building blocks are directly compiled in native. The React-Native app will have the good speed, look, and functionality. The people who started react-Native, can reuse components with following steps.

  • Pass data via props.
  • Nest Component
  • Use Higher Order Component (HOC)

3. React-Native compatible with third party plugin, uses less memory, hot reloading, and smoother experience.

Third party plugin can be easily used in react-native. For example:- If you want to  use google map, you can add google map plugin.  React-Native lets link you native module plugin. Same you can integrate login with email, Facebook, LinkedIn, QQ. There is lots of third party plugin available and can be link with react-native.

4. Learn once, write anywhere.

“Learn once, write anywhere” is simple approach of Facebook with React Native. Reactjs is very similar to React-Native which is used for web application basically used for single page application. So learning once, helpful to develop application for android, IOS as well as web based application.

But rest assured, if you have learned IOS and android, didn’t waste of time. It is also very useful when developing application with react-native. because sometime want to implement some functionality which is not yet implement in React-Native.

In React-Native, you can use any JavaScript editor whatever you prefer. It does not make compulsory to use only Xcode to develop the IOS app and use only Android studio to develop the android app. You can use genymotion for virtual device in case of android.

6. More predictable coding

React-Native coding is more predictable. Any react Native file with it’s component can understand the possible state of that component. and can be predict that how it is going to behave just by looking that JavaScript file.

7. Declarative style

The another key of popular react-native that is declarative style. Developers can write the code which is more readable, flexible, and reusable. Flex property makes React-Native style more efficient.

 

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