Statista shows, by the year 2020 mobile apps are set to generate $188.9 billion USD in global revenues via app stores and in-app advertising. It clearly implies huge opportunities for businesses & high time, to begin with utilizing Mobile app market.  On the contrary, users see ‘n’ number of apps on their smartphones. Creating an app which would please your target audience is a great challenge. Isn’t it? Let’s see how we can make it little easier with React Native app development in this read.

Ways to develop mobile apps:


Phone apps that run on native code (Objective-C or Swift for iOS and Java for Android)

Pros: Best performance

Cons: More costly to develop because you need separate apps for iOS and Android


Phone apps that contain a browser view that runs web (HTML5)

Pros: Less costly to develop because you write one set of code for both iOS and Android

Cons: Poorer performance

Mobile Web:

Web (HTML5) apps that are loaded into your mobile browser

Pros: Convenience because users can use your app by opening up a URL in their browser rather than downloading from the app store. Also, you write one set of code for iPhones, Android phones, and web.

Cons: Poorest user experience and limited functionality compared to Native and Hybrid apps

What is React Native?

React Native is facebook’s follow-up to their highly successful React framework for UI in Web Development. And it was due to its simplicity, use of JavaScript & based on the principle- ‘UI is a function of data – if data changes, UI should change.’ React Native applies same principles to UI in mobile app development.

Why React Native?

With React Native Framework, you can render UI i.e. one set of code (JavaScript) for both iOS & Android. Open Source Framework, which would be compatible with other platforms too (e.g. Windows) in future. Following image shows React Native’s superiority over Hybrid & Native.

Major factors to consider:

Remarkable Performance

Initially Hybrid or mobile web apps were popular for their uniqueness. But, their performance tends to go down for more complicated apps. Thus React Native came into the picture to break the ice! Apps built through React Native are compiled into natively written code. It clearly implies they not only work on both operating systems but also have the same functionality as that of native.


React Native was invented for iOS development, but due to its popularity & success over the period, Facebook decided to develop the support for Android as well. And now it’s possible to develop an app on both the platforms viz. Android & iOS through single codebase. This is how it reduces development cost too.

Reusability & Maintainability

This is the key feature of React Native. Building blocks are considered as native components which can be compiled into native languages of Java for Android & Objective-C for iOS. This leads to faster development, time-saving. So, everyone prefers to React Native mobile apps for its excellent performance, easy maintenance.

Popular React Native Apps

Popular React Native Apps

How will it going to help you then?

Ultimately, all the factors above amalgamate into lower costs, faster deployment, and easier upkeep, translating into a great net profit for customers. It increases efficiency, reduces workload & boosts productivity to the next level. Due to the accessible nature of React Native, flexibility is also greatly enhanced, allowing developers well-versed in JavaScript to contribute wherever necessary.

Over to you

Looking forward to creating a mobile app? Reach out to us anytime.

POSTED IN: June 21, 2018 Gauri Pawar