For several years now, React Native has been a hot topic in the mobile development world. No wonder — it took the tech world by storm by offering a way to develop mobile apps for both iOS and Android simultaneously !!!
The definition of React Native
React Native was first released by Facebook as an open-source project in 2015. In just a couple of years, it became one of the top solutions used for mobile development.
Why choose React Native?
Before using any framework we need to know why we will choose it, right? Yes, now we will know why we will use React Native for mobile applications.
Cross-platform means working in different platforms with the same codebase. And one of the most significant advantages of React Native is that you can develop an application for both Android and iOS ecosystems simultaneously by writing the same code with just a few modifications for each platform.
React Native uses a similar code for both Android and Ios development that enables the speedy development of mobile applications. It also facilitates a hot reloading feature that makes sure that small changes done to the application are immediately visible to the developer.
4. Large Developers’ Community
React Native has a huge developers’ community that ensures that all the queries are resolved in time, and therefore, adequate support is available for the React Native framework.
5. It Keeps Getting Better
Day by day the community, as mentioned above, also keeps updating React Native with new functionalities and making sure that bugs do not occur.
6. Used by Many Companies
Though the framework is relatively new, many companies have already migrated the applications to this framework. It is used in some of the world’s leading mobile apps, including Instagram, Facebook, and Skype
7. Excellent Career Opportunities
React Native has become very popular lately due to advantages like cross-compatibility. Consequently, this popularity has led to high demand for React Native developers.
How Does React Native work?
let’s take a look at the mechanics of React Native. Don’t worry if you’re not a technical person — we’re going to explain this in layman terms.😀😀😀
How does this communication work?
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It is like a translator. Suppose you are an American and recently went to China to visit some historical places. But the problem is that you don’t know the Chinese language. That’s why you took a friend of yours who can speak both American and Chinese. As a result, your friend is translating the words of Chinese to you and hence you don’t face any communication problem between you and the Chinese. Here your friend is working as a React Native Bridge which converts one language to another.
You have successfully completed this article. Here we have learned what is react native, the advantages of react native, and how to react-native works. In another article, we will dig deeper into the react-native framework and create our first application.
Asif Ur Rahman
Technical Course Writer at Programming Hero