Why React Native is the Future of App Development

React Native, the open-source framework developed by Facebook has quickly gained a reputation as the future of React Native development. Although it’s only been around since 2015, React Native allows users to create native mobile apps that are faster and more efficient than anything we’ve seen before. In fact, tech giants such as Airbnb and Netflix have already begun building their software with React Native in mind, and so should you! Here’s why…

Component Libraries

When you’re building an app from scratch, it can seem overwhelming to figure out which components to use, as there are dozens upon dozens to choose from. A package manager like npm can be helpful in deciding which libraries you should use for any project—but there’s another reason why having a package manager on your computer is useful: it makes it much easier to look for new libraries.

Rapid Iteration

With a web app, you develop, test, and launch versions all within your browser; a native app requires separate apps for each device platform. Developing with native code means testing on different devices will likely mean doing so with real devices and not emulators. This may seem like a major hassle at first, but it makes iteration much quicker when developing new versions.

Access to Both Android and iOS

With native, you’re limited to either Android or iOS. With hybrid, you can write code once and have it run on both platforms. But with cross-platform technologies like React Native, which lets you build apps for both Android and iOS in JavaScript, you can develop for whichever platform seems best for your user base at any given time.