Cross-platform app with React Native
Understanding Cross-platform applications
As we can see today the popular framework for developing cross-platform mobile application is React Native which means projects where you need to write the code once for the mobile app but that can be deployed on multiple mobile platforms such as Windows , Android, and IOS are Cross-Platform apps so Let’s explore things about React Native.
Why is React Native best for Cross-platform app development?
Learning with React Native
React Native is like React, If you know all the patterns in the React world like props, components, lifecycle, render props, hoc’s, redux ,etc. You are really well so you can start working with React Native but it uses native components instead of web components as building blocks.
React Native has a tremendously huge react-native-community. No wonder that top companies like Facebook, Airbnb, or Uber use React Native in their mobile application
You must have heard before about third party plugins which is not allowed in other frameworks so developers sometimes have to suffer because it is not secure to use them but react native allows to add this type of plugins in the application.
Selection of CLI in React Native
A Command Line Interface (CLI) that allows to perform any functional operations on the system with visual interface by accepting the inputs in the form of commands. React Native comes with 2 CLIs so you will have to check which one suits your requirement. They are follows:
1) Expo CLI
2) React-Native CLI
Using this CLI we can customize any implementation with third party plugins. We can easily develop a hybrid app and native app for both Android and iOS with the same lines of code. If you are a beginner go with Expo CLI later when you are more familiar with the React environment then you can start with React-Native CLI. If you need any “advanced” feature in React Native you need to build a Native Bridge. You can explore Expo and React-Native CLI’s directories on GitHub.
React Native vs. Flutter
Talking about the future is bright for React Native considering its current popularity in cross-platform Applications. This React Native technology has the highest performance among cross–platform frameworks and it comes with a variety of advantages like code reusability, low maintenance, and hot reloads. cross-platform are well versed with the systems as well as smart devices so React-native used in cross-platform is an effective solution for the programming world which provides stability to the application as well as boosts its performance.