Mobile App in React Native
With the surge in technology and smartphones in the market, the way modern day businesses are shaping up has seen a good amount of change. And whether you are a budding online business or someone who is looking to start one, having a mobile app is something you must have considered. According to a research, by the year 2020 there are likely to be around 38.5 billion devices all connected to each other over the internet. Given this fact almost all smartphones, tablets, wearables, smart TVs etc all will be able to access mobile apps.
Key difference between Mobile compatible website and Mobile App
A common misconception is that a mobile compatible/responsive website and mobile app provide the same functionality. Essentially though they do deliver the same results, having a mobile app saves the customer’s time by reducing connecting to the website’s server again and again. Also accessing a mobile website on a weaker mobile network can hamper a potential customer as opposed to a mobile app that would function well even when the connection is low.
Reasons to build Mobile App
- Helps in Brand Building
A mobile app can go a long way in building your business’s brand image. Not only does it raise your business presence but also increases awareness and recognition. This is so because, mobile apps allow you to create a direct marketing channel for your online business by providing your customers everything at the click of a button.
- Good User Experience and Customer Engagement
Mobile Apps that are well built and easy to navigate help in enhancing the customer’s experience and in turn increases the customer engagement. Mobile Apps offer constant visibility to the customer by being on their homepage and thus help in them routing to your products more often.
- Staying with the Competition
Nowadays almost every business has their own mobile app but if there isn’t one in your area of business you can build one and capitalize. However, even if your niche of business has apps you can still customize your with a user friendly UI and unique feature to target your customers and retain them.
Why React Native?
One of the main features of React Native is its cross-platform nature. Initially, it was primarily built for iOS and later adopted for Android support as well. Owing to this hybrid nature of the application, it is one of the top reasons to choose React Native. Moreover since it is hybrid, the development for both Android and iOS can be done simultaneously through a single codebase thereby incurring lower costs.
React Native is known for its reusability feature making it less time consuming. Not only this it even offers an agile and fast app development. Reusability here essentially means that if you wish to incorporate React Native components into your mobile app you can easily reuse it with a plugin. This is far more easier if your earlier app was built using Ionic or Cordova. As a developer this signals efficiency and boosts productivity.
- Open Source and supported by Facebook
React Native is built by Facebook developers and is open source. Being an open source software it helps the developers all over to inspect and suggest changes to make the app more efficient. This not only helps developers to use it freely without additional charges but they can even fix bugs and added features.
- Easy to understand UI