React Native Development

Want to target both the Android and iOS market, but don’t want to double down on resources, teams and time?

At UIG Studio, we specialize in designing and developing highly performant apps across both Android and iOS. We choose React Native for this as it enables us to deliver you the native experiences without the costly oversights or technical issues along the way.

What is React Native?

React Native is an open source JavaScript framework designed for creating cross-platform mobile applications that retain the look and quality of a native variant. It is the younger counterpart to React JS - both of which were developed by Facebook.

React Native allows for reusable code, a singular development team and a faster time to market - without cutting corners. React Native is powered by React for base abstraction, but has much different components within its library, designed directly for creating powerful and performant mobile applications.

What Companies Use React Native?

Take a look at the biggest companies in the World who use React Native every day in their business:

The company that uses React Native - Uber Eats

Uber Eats

React Native development helped in updating Uber Eat’s restaurant dashboard for both Android and iOS apps simultaneously.
The company that uses React Native - Tesla

Tesla

Both Tesla’s self-driving cars and powerwall products come with applications created with React Native.
The company that uses React Native - Discord

Discord

Discord’s voice and chat app was built with the cross-platform benefits of React Native - the code is shared between the platforms.
The company that uses React JS development - Instagram

Instagram

Instagram’s adventure with React Native has started from push notifications in 2016 and continues with new features until now.
The company that uses React Native - Pinterest

Pinterest

Pinterest integrated React Native in mobile versions of the app. Thanks to that, you get smoother onboarding process.
The company that uses React Native - Skype

Skype

Using React Native helped Skype to develop more features and options like sharing GIFs without losing the speed of the app.

Why Is React Native Good For Mobile Apps?

If you want to save both time and money - but understand that cutting corners is never acceptable for a final product’s quality - React Native is one of the best options in today’s market.

Previously, you would need teams that are fluent in the most popular languages for each operating system, such as Kotlin and Swift. This would involve two teams, double down on resources and taking longer, as every feature needs to be replicated across teams.

React Native doesn’t just make this faster. Because it uses JavaScript, one of the most popular languages available, it’s widely available, readily accessible and has a larger following than many other cross-platform alternatives, such as Xamarin or Flutter.

React native is perfect for creating apps.

We wanted to move away from implementing each new feature multiple times in different code bases. We wanted to minimise duplication of effort. We ultimately decided to build our new client on top of React JS and React Native.

Eric Traut from Microsoft is satisfied with using React Native.
Eric Traut
Technical Fellow at Microsoft

Benefits of React Native

React Native is not only mobile aplications. It is real long-term benefits for your business. What can you expect when you start using React Native?

Pre-Developed Components

There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Because React Native is widely supported with a large community, there are plenty of pre-made assets to kickstart new projects with lightning fast pace.

Large Community

Because it is also so highly supported, React Native’s community is always pushing the framework further, ensuring it’s up to date much faster than less-loved alternatives.

Cost Effective

Reusable codes, a singular team and a supported library all mean one thing: saving time, money and resources that would otherwise eat into a project’s budgets.

Third Party Support

React Native development is not a closed environment. As an open source project, you can easily connect with various third-party - or even native - modules. Because it’s still rooted in JavaScript, there are a wealth of further options available.

A Solid Choice For The Future

React Native isn’t going anywhere. Following the success of React, Facebook has stood by its frameworks and, thanks to being open sourced, developers have only helped it to grow.

React Native for Mobile Apps

It’s no surprise that all the best companies are using React Native app development. The benefits speak for themselves.

Shared Code

Most projects show around 60-90% of the code can be reused on both Android and iOS. This means teams spend only a fraction of the time adding native-features, cutting days or weeks of development time off of projects.

Open Source

Because its open source, React Native development is a free and accessible solution for developers. Because they want to use it, its growing community has ensured libraries stay up to date with modern requirements.

Native Quality

Thanks to connecting with native components and generating code for native API, and the likes of React Native Screens, React Native loads, feels and reacts just like a native application should, with flexibility and quick development benefits.

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When Should You Consider Using React Native?

Check out some of the reasons why is React Native worth considering to grow your business

Many platforms with one team

When you want to build an app across Android, iOS and even Windows, but don’t want to support two entirely separate develop teams

Stable, performant solution

When you want a stable, highly performant solution that looks and behaves just like a native counterpart

The strength of community support

When you want to streamline development with reusable assets from a well tested and supported library

Web version in near future

When you want to build also web application in the same time or near future (using React JS)

React Native development can deliver what you need.

There are times when React Native isn’t the best option - if you want to build something resource-heavy, or features a high use of media - you’re often better to building native features in the traditional manner. For smaller solutions that aren’t dependent on exact native resources, this library is the way to go.

As a React Native development company, we can offer a range of specialised React Native services. If you don’t know where to start, our React Native consulting will carefully prepare the perfect product, while our React Native app development skills will ensure it’s created without a hitch.

After all, if it’s good enough for Facebook and Tesla, just think of how much it can streamline your next project!

Bart Cywinski
 - Business Development Director
Bart Cywinski - React developer and consultant

Have some questions about React native?

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bart@uigstudio.com