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Cross Platform Development : React Native

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All About Cross Platform Mobile Development Using React Native

In past, developers assumes that choosing a cross platform development would lead to risks.Clients as well companies wish to have an application that clearly benefited from development of a particular mobile platform. Software developers or other mobile developers has the mindset that this cross development platform is less user friendly in terms of designing and reliability. Time to time development in native cross platform changes the mindset of everyone.

Whether you are looking for building a cross platform application or go for native mobile application platform, still this is challenging as most of the entrepreneurs hesitate to choose this technology. As per market trend this technology booming everyday and have lot of value seen in cross platform apps.

The cross platform development basically works with a single piece of code , it has an advantage that it works on various multiple OS.

Below are the Types of Cross Platform Application Development:

  1. Native Cross  Platform Applications:

These native apps are taken into consideration , when you looking for any mobile development. Most of the applications we are using or running on various OS are native apps. These are written in Javascript code. Let us take an example iOS related applications usually Swift or Objective C are written in this. Java is used for Android applications and C# is used for native windows applications. React Native is the best example of cross platform application.

       2. Hybrid Cross Platform Applications:

It is considered as one of the version of native apps. Javascript , HTML and CSS used in this Hybrid platform development and running on a platform called WebView. It has an advantage over native cross platform that hybrid is quick to deal with any problem and also known as Minimum viable product especially for start ups.

Some Benefits of Cross Platform Applications

  • Cost Effective:

These apps are cheaper to develop, as only single piece of JS code used in this development easy to maintain.Development of cross platform applications can’t help with bugs as debugging takes small amount of time. Tests can be written for common code helps in saving time.

  • One Product, One Code & Multiple Platforms:

Only single set of code is used , owner wish to use that particular code on different OS with same technology.

  • Ideal for Preliminary Version:

React Native is the best choice for preliminary version as it works faster and on both platforms at same time. Owners wanted that their app is the first to be released in market before their competitors.

  • UX/UI Friendly:

The tools for the cross platform applications helps the developers to build user friendly mobile apps.

  • Great For Marketing Purpose:

Mobile apps are great tools for marketing and drive huge traffic to to your business. Native cross platform developed applications have very wide reach of audience because they are faster.

Below are some of the Platforms and Tool of Cross Platform Application Development

React Native

If you looking for developing a mobile app then React Native is the best platform and technology for you and your business. It is a framework hybrid of React and Javascript. React was developed by the Facebook developers and it’s an open source Javascript Library.

React Native can be used in both Android or iOS related application. If you have a million dollar app idea but not sure where to kick on then this technology is for you.

Popularity of React Native !

From developer pain of view they states that “Learn Once and Apply Everywhere”. That’s why developers and companies move to this React Native cross platform development technology. React technology can be deployed both on web and mobile based applications. Its code reusability helps developers to complete/ deliver a particular project in a given span of time.React Native uses a common Javascript code for both Android or iOS. It helps developers to see their code implementation on real mobile screens and also provides debugging which takes small amount of time.

How React Works ?

In react native you could see a small difference like <view> tag in place of <div>, <image> tag instead of <img>. rest all are same and some knowledge of Java or Objective C is great. It uses a JS library hence the codebase is same as that of web applications of React. The react native library has uses its own components rest packages also available to use. The Javascript code is compiled to native one.

Future Scope of React Native Technology

React Native gaining huge popularity among developers in past recent years like React. It’s library is well accepted by developers because of having great benefits and advantages. Facebook supporting this from very beginning. This technology upgrading day by day, the updations are held regularly.


If you are a from web based javascript background. Then this technology helps any web developer to turn into a mobile developer and hand over a strong fundamentals of mobile development process.

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