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What makes React Native the Best Cross-Platform Framework in 2020

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Mobile apps become an inevitable investment for any business because they connect you across this key channel with the audience. With the world moving, this is one opportunity you can't afford to miss. When it comes to making a mobile app, choosing the platform to build makes all the difference.

While the conventional approach is the development of native mobile apps, the inclination to cross-platform approach is on the rise as it definitely saves time and money. There are a number of platforms that can be leveraged to create such apps, but one of the best options is to React Native. Here are some facts about this framework which you need to know.

What is React Native?

A cross-platform application development framework for Android and iOS, React Native has in recent times claimed considerable popularity. This promising technology combines traditional and modern approaches to the development of cross-platform apps to render the most amazing apps with native platform capabilities.

Facebook launched React Native in 2015 and has since come a long way. This helps developers to create appealing and high-performance applications for both Android and iOS without any consistency and robustness relaxation. The platform is based on the JavaScript library, meaning the application must use a single codebase javascript that runs on different mobile devices. 

Why use React Native to build cross-platform?

Businesses had been struggling right from the start with the idea of having two separate apps for the two main operating systems. For each of them, this meant developing a separate code which obviously translated into high cost and time. That's what brought the idea of cross-platform applications and React Native was gradually establishing its foothold in this space as a development framework.

The platform was initially introduced for iOS mobile apps but was later also compatible with Android. React comes with application modules and some file extensions. In addition, to impart platform-specific authenticity, the native code can also be inserted. This further significantly reduces production costs and time.

The creation of React Native applications is definitely a smart decision because these devices provide smooth user experience and efficiency in a native way. In fact, it's easy to learn and React programmers can even immediately release updates without having to enter the app stores. Nonetheless, the framework's flexible and intuitive interface simplifies the transformation of web apps into mobile apps.

Another factor going in favor of React Native is that it is suitable for producing an MVP at minimal cost and within a limited duration of time. With that, given alternatives such as Ionic, PhoneGap, and Xamarin, this architecture emerges as one of the preferred options for cross-platform solutions

What are the issues resolved by React Native?

React Native solves several core issues of mobile app development that were prevalent prior to its launch with its learn once, write everywhere approach. Including:

  • Iteration period
  • Live update feature
  • Differences in codebase
  • Less memory consumption
  • Modular and intuitive interface
  • Imperative programming

What's new in 2020 to React Native?

There's sufficient reason why React Native comes forward as one of the best cross-platform frameworks. However, 2020 is all set to open new frontiers with the arrival of new updates for companies looking to invest in React Native-based applications. Following this new update in the New Year, this already amazing framework contains several improvements.

A new start screen

Another new feature that will make it easier in the coming year to build a React Native application is a new app screen that comes with the latest version. Developers argue the screen will be more user-friendly because it will clearly show useful instructions. The new UI is also able to more engagingly introduce the users to the React Native ecosystem.

Auto-linking for OS

React Native libraries include platform-specific code along with native ones. With this helpful new addition, finding and using that code again becomes possible. This year is also expected to see some major headway in auto-linking.

Fast refresh

The "Quick Refresh" feature that came in September 2019 with the latest release is all set to take the development experience a notch higher. In addition to full support for modern React, this new function brings together hot reloading and lives to reload. With these updates in mind, React Native is geared towards becoming an even better choice for developing mobile business apps.

Better accessibility

An update released in July 2019 is expected to improve its usability even further. The 0.60 update provides multiple updates to enhance compatibility for both Android and iOS devices. Some of the changes are to:

  • Some missing functions included in iOS Support for Accessibility
  • Data for a number of components Included
  • Accessibility State API for web support in the coming time
  • Support for Reducing Motion and iOS Accessibility flags.
  • Advertise For Ios Accessibility

How to get React Native Revolution ready for 2020?

Considering the core benefits and the upcoming improvements in native React, it would be appropriate to say that it is about to become the most promising business solution by 2020.

No wonder companies of all sizes and types are looking to invest in native React apps to take themselves to the next level. By taking advantage of the power of this framework, a business can achieve smart savings.