What Makes React Native the Future of Hybrid App Development?

What Makes React Native the Future of Hybrid App Development? (May-2017)

  • Presently, numbers of mobile app developers have started using React Native to develop mobile apps.
  • When a mobile app developer starts developing apps using specific platform and programming language such as Java for Android or Swift/Objective-C for iOS, the application is known as a native.
  • All About The Benefits of React Native Useful in Hybrid App Development

    Highly Portable

    Facilitates developer to port almost half of the app code to another platform.

  • Conclusion

    React Native is popularly used for hybrid app development due to its number of benefits.

  • Reusability of code, highly portable, focused UI, compatibility for third party app integration as well as enhance the efficiency of developers has made react native popular for Hybrid app development.

React Native is popularly used for hybrid app development due to its number of benefits. Check out why it is good for your next hybrid app development project.
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Building an app: React Native vs Ionic – Hacker Noon

Building an app: React Native vs #Ionic  #ReactJS #JavaScript

  • In this article, we are going to make a comparison of two frameworks, React Native and Ionic, based on our real time experience in frontend development.When developing various products, either for ourselves or for the clients, there has always been a question that interested us: how can we narrow down time and cost of product development.Android and especially iOS developers have always been valued greatly and cost a lot, and when developing for two platforms one has to spend twice as much money.At some point we were experimenting with Cordova, but it didn’t feel as if we can get something valuable out of it.Then we noticed Ionic.
  • Now we would like to give you detailed frameworks comparison and explain you why React Native is better solution for our developers.We were always trying to get more expertise on different technologies and use them in practice in order to define the best solution.
  • We also kept on watching Ioinc2, which was supposed to become an innovation that would solve many issues that we had while working with Ionic1.The approaches of given frameworks are very different but for us React Native is an ultimate winner.We chose main React Native advantages that are superior in relation to Ionic1/2:Response time that could be compared to native apps.Ability to reuse the code parts (not all code) for desktop (web apps) and mobile (mobile apps) and even for the server.
  • (:-))Incredibly convenient toolchain for developers that allows to quickly develop and debug the app.Big amount of elaborated components from Facebook.Even bigger amount of components from community.Ability to realize the ideas of functional programming in development which ensures great stability and reliability of the app and relative scaling simplicity.However, we don’t make a point here that React Native is 100% perfect.
  • We also chose some of React Native disadvantages in comparison with Native Apps:Those code parts that are linked to work with hardware solutions, camera, external libraries integration, etc are still done in Native parts.The interface between javascript and native part is not so simple (but not more complicated than cordova).

When you start to use new technology, you cannot be sure it will be the best solution. In this article, we are going to make a comparison of two frameworks, React Native and Ionic, based on our real t
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React Native + Meteor: react-native-meteor vs. meteor-client-bundler

React Native + Meteor: react-native-meteor vs. meteor-client-bundler  #javascript

  • React Native + Meteor: react-native-meteor vs. meteor-client-bundlerIf you’ve spent any time looking into building an app with React Native and Meteor you’ve likely come across the package react-native-meteor.
  • You may have also come across meteor-client-bundler which is a newer entry in the game.So what are they?Each package is designed to allow you to easily connect to and work with a Meteor server, via DDP, from a client that isn’t integrated with the Meteor build tool.They do this in different ways, each with benefits and drawbacks.This package integrates within your React Native app and is designed specifically for React Native.
  • This is an open source package where people are maintaining it on the side.Getting StartedIf you’re interested in getting up and running with a React Native + Meteor stack that uses react-native-meteor check out the boilerplate I’ve put together.Thank you to everyone that has made this package a reality and continues to put the time into maintaining it.
  • #ThankOSSMaintainersUnlike react-native-meteor this package is designed to work for any client — it was actually built when getting an Ionic app to work with Meteor.It also works in a different way — it’s a command line tool that will bundle the Meteor client code and put it into your React Native project rather than being a package that simply “speaks” DDP to communicate with a Meteor server.
  • So whenever you change something in your Meteor app you’ll want to re-bundle the client side code.BenefitsTakes the actual client side Meteor code and injects it into your React Native app making sure you’re running exactly what’s on the Meteor server.Use the “real” packages coming from Meteor.DrawbacksPotential mismatch of code injected between what’s running on the Meteor server and what’s on your user’s app.Dependence on the DOM.

If you’ve spent any time looking into building an app with React Native and Meteor you’ve likely come across the package react-native-meteor. You may have also come across meteor-client-bundler which…
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Ionic 2 vs ReactNative vs NativeScript

Ionic 2 vs ReactNative vs NativeScript:  via @discoversdks #JavaScript #ReactJS

  • We have witnessed hybrid mobile application development frameworks that allow you to use the basic website languages like HTML, CSS and JavaScript for developing mobile apps, and then we witnessed the native frameworks that not only allow you to use web tools for mobile development, but they also use the native API of Android or iOS (for UI and other functionalities) rather than imitating the native look!
  • We have seen several mobile development frameworks already, thanks to the speed it takes to develop new technologies from old technologies, we received the gold in the form of Ionic 2, React Native and NativeScript.
  • The interesting thing about hybrid apps is that they are hosted inside a native application which uses the WebView – which is kind of browser-less web pages loader, so you get access to mobile functionalities, such as, camera, contacts, gyroscope, etc. through website languages, like HTML, XML, CSS, etc.
  • WebView provides widgets that are different from browser web pages, and so all the web errors are ignored, because the purpose is to provide the HTML canvas for the app files to load onto it rather than the actual web pages functionalities and therefore the mobile applications are created just with the knowledge of website development.
  • This has a good effect on UX, as the user can have the similar experience of a native app, secondly, this is not a browser-based app like in PhoneGap/Cordova of Ionic, so the implementation is faster and runs quicker in mobile devices.

Ionic 2 vs React Native vs NativeScript – What to choose for mobile development – DiscoverSDK Blog
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Ionic vs React Native – Ankush Aggarwal – Medium

Ionic vs React Native – Ankush Aggarwal – Medium

  • Ionic rich pre-built components, typescript simplicity and vast support of platforms convinced us to go with it for our mobile app.Ionic OverviewIonic is the only mobile app stack that enables web developers to build apps for all major app stores and the mobile web with a single code base.
  • Ionic community has developed more than 4M ionic apps.Free Open Source — 100% source code on GithubFully Cross-Platform — IOS, Android, Windows, Web, Desktop, PWAPremier Native Plugins — Camera, Bluetooth, Push NotificationsFirst-class Documentation — Clear and ConsistentIonic 2 is based on Angular 2 which is based on TypeScript.
  • Angular 2 is faster than Angular 1 and offers a much more flexible and modular development approach.Progressive Web Apps(PWA) — The mobile futureProgressive Web Apps bring features we expect from native apps to the mobile browser experience.
  • Ionic apps enable developers to get the best of both worlds: cross-platform app store deployment on iOS, Android, and Windows, along with deployment to the mobile web as a Progressive Web App with the same code.
  • See this amazing video to see power of PWA- 2 PerformanceWe deployed our in iOS platformBoot up time is as fast as native iOS appApp transitions are very smooth even with graphs drawn using highchartsTo see Ionic performance in Android, I created a basic weather app hit the ♥ below if you found this post useful, so that others can read it.Some good references

Last year, we decided to implement a mobile app for our team. As it’s an internal app, native performance wasn’t our first priority. Our goal was to deliver it as soon as possible with minimum…
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What we learned after using React Native for a year

  • We have also been building companion Android and iOS apps, for the smartwatch, in React Native (RN).
  • Another amazing feature of React Native is that the same generic code can be used on both the iOS, and Android platforms.
  • There is also a public Facebook group called React Native Community which helped me a lot when I faced a few certain, weird bugs while developing the app.
  • Nevertheless, I was keeping an eye on all the ListView related implementations by React Native community back then, and I came across two interesting implementations :

    Tal Kol used the UITableView to render the JavaScript view inside every cell.

  • Based on our experience with React Native, we can confidently say that React Native provides the same benefits as every other JavaScript based mobile framework with a native feel and performance.

At Witworks we have been developing the Blink smartwatch, which runs on a customised version of Android called Marvin. We have also been building companion.
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Ionic vs React Native – Ankush Aggarwal – Medium

  • Ionic rich pre-built components, typescript simplicity and vast support of platforms convinced us to go with it for our mobile app.Ionic OverviewIonic is the only mobile app stack that enables web developers to build apps for all major app stores and the mobile web with a single code base.
  • Ionic community has developed more than 4M ionic apps.Free Open Source — 100% source code on GithubFully Cross-Platform — IOS, Android, Windows, Web, Desktop, PWAPremier Native Plugins — Camera, Bluetooth, Push NotificationsFirst-class Documentation — Clear and ConsistentIonic 2 is based on Angular 2 which is based on TypeScript.
  • Angular 2 is faster than Angular 1 and offers a much more flexible and modular development approach.Progressive Web Apps(PWA) — The mobile futureProgressive Web Apps bring features we expect from native apps to the mobile browser experience.
  • Ionic apps enable developers to get the best of both worlds: cross-platform app store deployment on iOS, Android, and Windows, along with deployment to the mobile web as a Progressive Web App with the same code.
  • See this amazing video to see power of PWA- 2 PerformanceWe deployed our in iOS platformBoot up time is as fast as native iOS appApp transitions are very smooth even with graphs drawn using highchartsTo see Ionic performance in Android, I created a basic weather app hit the ♥ below if you found this post useful, so that others can read it.Some good references

Last year, we decided to implement a mobile app for our team. As it’s an internal app, native performance wasn’t our first priority. Our goal was to deliver it as soon as possible with minimum…
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