5 Reasons Why You Should Use React Native For Your Next App Idea

5 reasons why you should use React Native for your next app idea  #ReactNative

  • But then I saw that the React team was working on framework called React Native that would work on both iOS & Android (despite the Android version coming out much later)…GAMECHANGER.
  • Neither the React Native code for iOS or Android was available yet but just the fact that a large team like the Facebook Dev group was working on a solution like this got me excited enough to start all my new web projects in React.
  • In the past when other javascript frameworks (Meteor, Ionic etc.) tried to build tools to compete with native development they simply used Cordova to make javascript look like native Swift or Java code when in reality they were super wonky.
  • I just mention Live Reload first because when switching between React Native and Swift and/or Java…or Objective-C, it is the first thing you notice in speed of development.
  • While you certainly won’t just be copying the same code you wrote from the web application and pasting it into the iOS and Android version expecting it to work, there are a lot of reusable modules between platforms.

tldr; I’m a React “fanboy”. A few years ago, I came across two brand new javascript frameworks in Meteor and React. At first glance after comparing the two I di

A few years ago, I came across two brand new javascript frameworks in Meteor and React. At first glance after comparing the two I did not really understand what was so special about React, meanwhile I would’ve bet the house that Meteor would be the next big javascript framework. It gave users the total package from frontend framework to backend database all with one line of code in the command line which no other framework had really accomplished.

After starting building my side projects in Meteor to get used to using the framework I quickly realized that it was somewhat of a black box of code and some things like authentication just magically started working. While every non-coder may think what we do is magic sometimes, every programmer knows that if it can magically start working out of no where, it can also start magically breaking without the knowledge of knowing how to fix it.

Bring in React… I’ll be honest, I still didn’t get all of the fuss about it even after I built out the initial example of the React website. It just seemed like a confusing version of javascript to me. But then I saw that the React team was working on framework called React Native that would work on both iOS & Android (despite the Android version coming out much later)…GAMECHANGER. Neither the React Native code for iOS or Android was available yet but just the fact that a large team…

5 Reasons Why You Should Use React Native For Your Next App Idea