Before selecting the technology you want to be used for your application, you need to understand the nature of your potential users that you are planning to target. In this instance, we are going to break users down into two categories. Users who prefer to browse the websites on their computers, and users who mostly use mobile devices to browse websites. This is important because in 2017, almost 75% of Facebook usage came from mobiles. React Native is a suitable solution for the clients who want to develop Android and iOS mobile apps but are on a limited budget.

1. Covering both platforms – Android and iOS:

You can only work limited hours in a day at your physical business place, and at some point in the day, you then have to close the doors of your business. With a website, you can receive offers or sell your services even if you are sleeping. Therefore the doors of your business wouldn’t be closed at any time. You can promote your website in your target area using digital marketing techniques like SEO or SMO. These techniques would increase the visibility of your business in Google and Bing search results, which drives more traffic to your site which directly results in more sales and leads.

React Native is an open-source framework launched by Facebook in 2013. Its UI element is developed using JavaScript. Its UI elements can be reusable for other platforms as well. Initially React Native was available for iOS development only. However, in later versions, it supported Android and other platforms as well like Windows, TvOS.

In React Native all the UI elements are reusable and its code is easily portable to other platforms

2. Cost Efficient:

If you are going to develop Native applications for Android and iOS platforms then you need to hire desperate native developers for both platforms and as a result, it will cost you almost double. If you choose to react-native then the same code is portable to Android and iOS. This can save you almost half of the development cost. In React Native components are reusable and can be directly built from Native components, which gives the application a native look and feel.

3. Third-party plugin compatibility:

React Native offers third party plugins compatibility so we don’t have to rely on the provided components within the specific framework. You can add third-party SDKs or plugins as we do in native mobile application development for example. If you want to integrate chat into your applications, then you can simply choose any third-party plugin available for chat applications like XMPP, Firebase, etc. Similarly, if you want to integrate Google maps into your mobile application, then you can simply use Google Map APIs and can integrate all the features offered by Google.

More Info

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