It is not wrong to say that mobile phones are now half the soul of every individual today and it has created the biggest dilemma for the mobile application developers when it comes to developing an app with excellent UI and outstanding UX or apps that are reliable.
Amongst all these challenges selecting the right platform, appropriate tool and framework for Android and iOS are the most critical criteria.
Every developer faces many challenges in choosing the platform of developing an app with awesome user experience and reducing the development time and cost.
According to a Markets and Markets report, cross-platform is expected to grow exponentially from $25.19 billion in 2015 to $80.45 billion in 2020.
The developers now tend to get muddy between Native and React Native. Before, we go into a deep comparison of both let us know about both the platforms individually.
A Native mobile application is a mobile application that is developed focusing on a specific programming language providing higher performance and reliability. If a developer chooses to develop a native application he/she must stick onto a particular platform. For example, if a developer chooses to develop an Android app that he/she must and should use the android studio as the environment and need to code in java. And if the developer chooses to develop an app in iOS he/she must use X code. That leaves app developer with a question which platform and technology to work on.
Facebook’s React Native User Interface (UI) design framework is an open source framework that allows building easy and smooth cross-platform applications. It means you do not need different platform or code to develop an app in Android or iOS separately. It’s an opportunity for developers to save time without compromising the design and performance of an app
Now, let’s compare Native Application and React Native Application on several parameters:
To develop a Native app, you must confirm yourself to specific language and tool base on the OS for an application. With React Native you must have wide domain knowledge of JS or its syntax JSX, as well as you should uphold knowledge of its supporting tool for testing, debugging, text-editing, etc. And API, of course.
React native stands a step ahead when it comes to web applications. React Native grew out of web application development. The similar toolset, debugging flows, architecture has been easier with React Native. So, if you are a master of a web development, you won’t have much complexity in developing React Native applications. On other hands, native apps do not link the web development.
When it comes to performance, undoubtedly Native app beats. With React Native you can develop various apps and that will run fine, but the trouble comes when it is filled with advanced technologies like block, IoT, or AR/VR. Whereas Native app provides the advantage with advancement in technology with the enhanced performance.
Community and Reusable component:
As you can imagine, facebook’s baby has quite a huge community. Today React Native count almost 29,000 members. Sighting its open-source, there is a countless number of components which you can use for developing your application.
APIs Support and Third-Party Libraries
A Native app is the go-to when it comes to integrating functionalities with API and Third-party libraries as it doesn’t require additional efforts and saves a lot of time having fewer limitation comparing to React Native as React Native doesn’t support APIs and, in that case, Native modules are to be embedded in React Native.
When everything is done, the next and the most important step is to make your app available in play store (of Google) or apple store. If the app is developed by means of Native development will be accepted if you stick to the essential programming language guidelines. Also, if the app is built with React Native get accepted as the Native ones. Both the development types can be published in an app store.
Now that you know all the major difference between the two, you are still in turbulence for making a right choice for your app. So, let us make easier for you, here is a mind map.
React Native can be perfect suit when:
- If you in a thought of developing an app that connects to Facebook somehow you can opt for React Native. Knowing that React Native is a Facebook original programming environment, it is always a reasonable choice that will provide you with optimal integration capabilities.
- When you are developing a complex app that requires reusable components.
- When you can’t afford a big developer team.
Native App Development
- The advanced features like AR/VR, IoT, etc will perform better if a Native app. So, if you are planning to develop an app that is going to contain these top-notch features it will perform better in the Native app environment.
- You are developing an app that needs an integrating of APIs and Third Part Libraries.
I hope this helps you select the best for your app. Whatever you choose Native Application Development or React Native Application Development make sure that perfectly suits your app. Today, the world is full of different kinds of tools and technologies for developing a mobile app if you need any custom service for your mobile application you can always Hire Us.