Before you start looking for an app development company for your brand debut in mobile apps, consider what shall be the suitable tools, platforms, and framework for the app you’re aiming to develop.
The entire mobile app development firms it’s toes on majorly two pillars i.e. either iOS or Android, while some even consider Windows as an option. If you’re a startup, focus on the prior two initially, as the number of OS and iOS users rule the smartphone market.
Coming to the mobile app engineering, there are two basic strategies- either going for separate apps for both platforms which simplify to Native Apps or having a single app supportive in both platforms which are called Reactive Native Apps or Cross-Platform Apps in a layman’s language.
Simplifying Native Applications
Native Apps are platform specific, they require a set of tools. For Android development, the coding is needed to be done in Java using Android Studio as the development environment, while in case of iOS, the apps have Objective-c or Swift as the coding language along with Xcode as the environment.
- Strict Language - The languages used while coding both the platforms are strict, there is a lesser room for development errors.
- Time-Consuming - These applications require separate source codes and thus demand ample of time!
- API Access - In terms of API access, the functionality that the platform offers can be accessed through a native development environment. There isn’t any restrictions and dependencies other than the ones of the native environment.
- Third Party Libraries - Developing an app in the native environment has a benefit of the availability of multiple third-party libraries (reusable software components) to choose from. It has a lot of resources options which can improve development experience and the overall application performance.
- Safer for Long - Checking out the long-term aspects of native apps, having an app in a native environment is a safer option, even if there are updates or changes in their API’s and language, the developer will be provided with a port guide to ease the process.
Why is React Native Dominant?
- Open source - React Native is open source which makes it easy to inspect the code to simplify understanding of the framework, fixing the bugs and adding necessary features.
- Third Party Libraries - React Native apps have a lesser number of third-party libraries easily available. To use them, it should be written in native modules initially.
- Moderately Complex Applications - React Native can be the best choice for moderately complex applications that can provide ready-made functional components.
Concluding the entire debate, both Native and React Native Apps have their specific pros and cons. The ultimate winner can be better decided depending upon the requirement! If you’re more concerned over long-term safety, complex app development and APIs & third-party integrations, choose Native! While in case you prefer to save time and money, inspecting code errors and developing moderately complex applications, go for React Native!
Choose the purposeful!