What is the prerequisite for developing mobile applications? Knowledge in Coding. No, not only coding. Coding skill is necessary. Apart from that, there are individual programming languages are used for developing applications. There are mainly two platforms where mobile applications are widely used: iOS and Android. For android application development, Java and Kotlin are used. Java was used most commonly for android app development. But recently Google introduced its language with more features that adapt to current technological changes. In the case of the iOS platform, Objective C was a widely used language. But recently the Swift language became more popular and it is now widely used for developing iOS applications. Apart from these two skills: Coding and Programming language, there are frameworks and tools needed for developing applications. These tools and frameworks help in developing good designs and content in the app. Data handling is done by frameworks whether it is online or offline without any complication. React Native is one of the popular frameworks used for developing mobile applications.
What is React Native?
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Pros and Cons of React Native
Like every framework, there are some pros and cons for React Native. Let us look into some of them:
- Community Support
React Native gives its developers huge community support. Many developers work with React Native. They will face problems while developing applications across platforms. These Communities help them to solve these problems and make their work hassle-free. A framework has to be completely aided by communities and that support is given by React Native for its developers.
- Enhanced Performance
Every client or business wants their applications to work neat and clean. They are no room for errors and glitches. React Native along with its databases gives enhanced performance to applications. Inbuilt components and APIs help to enhance the performance of the applications.
- Reusable Codes
The codes of React Native are reusable ones. That is why it is called write once and use anywhere codes. It is a cross-platform framework. So its code is working across platforms. The code is once written are used for developing other applications. Developers have the option to customize codes and add features.
- New Framework
Although this framework has gained popularity recently, it is comparatively a new framework. Facebook uses this framework for most of its applications and some top iOS and Android apps are using this framework. As it is new, some components have to be completely assessed and there may have some unpredictable results.
- Difficult to Beginners
As it is new to the market, beginners find it difficult to learn. There are some complex components and APIs. Beginners who have native app coding experience can somehow manage this framework. Developers who are concentrating on a single platform also face difficulties in using React Native.
- UI Compatibility
React Native is famous for its UI design ability. But the main problem lies in dealing with complex UI. Although it has a gesture support system, React Native finds it difficult to cope with complex UI designs and Gestures. This is mainly because of the touch subsystems in iOS and Android platforms.
React Native is a popular framework used for developing iOS and Android platform applications. Though it has some disadvantages, adding the apt local database will help the developers to run this framework smoothly. A developer having knowledge in native app development and experience in cross-platform app development can use the maximum of React Native.