By Sugam Kalra
We are living in the era of smartphones, where mobile has become an indispensable part of our lives. It’s been tough for developers to create native apps in different OS platforms. Moreover, developing the native apps for different platforms requires skill sets and experience pertinent to the OS platform. As a result, React Native is making progress by providing Real Native experience for different OS platforms. It can best be described as a “write once, deploy anywhere” software.
React Native – At a Glance
React Native’s framework is designed in a way that automatically updates the view when the state changes, so it’s easier to write state dependent views.
Features of React Native
2) Native Coding
- Native UI components exposable to React
- Push Notifications
- Deep Linking
3) Third Party Libraries
Third Party Libraries are used to resolve many problems without creating new components. They reuse existing components that have already been implemented, tried, and tested. There are many third party libraries available for React Native.
4) Write Once, Deploy Anywhere
The most useful features of React Native are the capability to write source code only in React Native, and the ability to compile it on various OS platforms.
5) Hot Reloading
Hot Reloading is a concept which makes real-time changes in the source code that then get reflected in the application. This greatly enhances the capability of developer experience within the framework.
Pros of React Native
- Open Source
- Cross Platform
- Hot Reloading
- Faster development
- Real native look and feel
Cons of React Native
- Debugging can be a tedious task for developers
- Component behavior is not predictable
- Deployment can cause problems — like bundling the app — before submitting to the App Store.
The React Native framework has a great future in the mobility industry. It is truly making its presence felt in the native applications domain, and its “write once, deploy anywhere” feature creates a great experience for native developers like me.