- 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.
- 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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