Wait. What is React Native Again?

Wait. What is React Native Again?   #reactNative

  • Overall, React Native has allowed our teams to build native apps in technology we understand, using tools we know and love.
  • One of our projects involved a re-write of an existing mobile application in Cordova.
  • Not only is React Native an extremely powerful tool for developing cross-platform applications in JavaScript, it’s very easy to learn for any Javascript developer with React knowledge .
  • When using a tool like Cordova, you write the majority of your business logic and UI in JavaScript.
  • React Native is a set of tools and libraries that allows developers to write React Components that generate genuine native interfaces.

As part of our consulting process here at Differential, we often determine that a mobile app would be a good fit for our clients. Most of the time Android and iOS support is desirable, and dedicating development resources to building a native experience for both platforms is very resource intensive. We’ve skirted around this issue in the past, mostly by using Cordova, which lets us write HTML, CSS, and JS to create cross-platform apps. Cordova works great for the most part, but we discovered that you can only go so far when using web technology to create apps that feel truly native.
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