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Mobile App Development: An Introduction to React Native By: Jenna Erickson, ​Codal Inc

________________________________________________ React, released on GitHub in 2013, is a Javascript code library that was developed by Instagram and Facebook. React Native, is the second generation of this JavaScript code library. “Native” applications, means that an application was written for a specific operating system, such as iOS or Android. While there are platforms that allow you to write for both- this often gives out a poor user experience, resulting in an unsuccessful mobile app. React Native assists developers build native applications, being able to reuse some of the code across different operating systems.

Why use React Native? Native tools are key. As stated above, for a good user experience, an application must be Native. Native tools and native code will allow for a quicker, functional and cleaner looking app. iOS and Android have two completely different codebases. Sometimes, it can be difficult for a business to find good talent in both areas. With React Native, just one developer can take on code of two mobile operating systems.


Experiences could change for the end user. With React Native, it is easier to build high quality applications, even on a budget. ​Mobile app developers​ can be more productive using this framework. React Native is one of the top JavaScript frameworks for mobile. It has a large community of developers and supporters, and it will continue to grow. This means that it will become easier to find a React Native developer, as well as easier to find support for your mobile applications. You can incorporate React Native UI components into your existing mobile app’s code. The best thing about this is that you would not have to rewrite any code. This is a major bonus for all of the businesses that want to make changes to their app without the need to overhaul it. About The Author: This article is written by Codal’s writer. Codal is a full-stack UX design and application development agency with a focus on blending an agile and innovation process with the latest emerging technologies.

Codal Inc UX Design & Applications Development Agency www.codal.com

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