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December 14th, 2020

Tips for Developing Mobile Apps with React Native


The average time spent by users on mobile phones is on the rise globally. According to the mobile data and analytics platform ‘App Annie,’ the time spent by Indians on smartphones was more than four hours per day in March 2020 against an average of 3.5 hours per day in 2019. Though the rise can be attributed to lockdowns owing to the COVID pandemic, there is no denial that users are spending more time on social media sites or gaming through their smartphones than any other device.

So, an enterprise without an excellent mobile interface will lose out on attracting new customers and retaining existing ones. Thus, the importance of a user-friendly mobile application cannot be overstated. The user interface (UI) is the critical element for giving a better customer experience for any mobile application. So, mobile App developers always take the utmost care to use the right programming language for a better user interface.

React Native- A Popular Technology Behind the Mobile App:

React Native is a JavaScript framework for writing real, natively rendering mobile applications for iOS and Android. It’s based on React, Facebook’s JavaScript library for building user interfaces – but instead of targeting the browser, it targets mobile platforms.

As the COVID pandemic accelerates the pace of digitization among enterprises with most developers looking for better front-end features, the popularity of React Native has come to the fore. React Native is a popular mobile app framework which was launched by Facebook in 2015. Despite being a new entrant, it has gained rapid adoption by App developers across the world. Its popularity can be gauged from the fact that apps of global firms including Facebook, Instagram, Skype, Walmart, Pinterest, and Tesla are using React Native for developing their user interfaces, which are undoubtedly among the best in the world.

Hundreds of screens in the Facebook app are implemented with React Native. The Facebook app is used by billions of people on a huge range of devices.

Benefits of Developing an App Through React Native:

Amid the ongoing pandemic, enterprises are increasingly trying to reach out to their customers digitally, for which a better user interface is an essential aspect. Against this backdrop, developing an app through React Native has several benefits in terms of speed and scalability.

Easy to Develop a Mobile App in Less Time:

React Native has many distinctive features that make it popular among app developers. The creation of module-like pieces of code- named as components- is one such feature. Due to the design of such components, developers can reuse these for several screens, which help save a lot of time in developing a mobile app. Also, an optional syntax extension facility, JSX is available in this JavaScript, which makes the app creation process easier as developers don’t have to follow the complex rules of coding.
Ease of comprehension:

App developers find React Native easy to use and code for developing any mobile app. Also, the open-source nature of React Native and a vibrant supporting community make it easier for the developer to collaborate. For businesses, this ease in using React Native enables a lot of cost-saving as companies don’t have to spend on streamlining the development.

React Native improving day by day with the latest breaking changes moving more rapidly towards mobile development, similar and scalable with native applications.

Virtual DOM Makes the Process Faster:

On its own, React works by processing one or more components to create a representation of the desired view state. This representation is an object that is referred to as the “Virtual DOM”. The Virtual DOM acts as an interchange format that can be given to a renderer to paint something to the screen. When using React on the web, the renderer is the DOM and the interchange format is converted to HTML elements. React Native differs by converting the contents of the Virtual DOM description into native UI elements. This offers the advantage of being able to use the native features and components available on the platform(s).

SEO Friendly with Stable Code:

Developing an app through React Native also has the advantage of code stability. This is very important for ensuring the optimum level of performance. React Native ensures stable code that can withstand any change in specific components without affecting the app performance. Moreover, the mobile app developed through React Native can handle issues relating to a common search engine such as failure to read the JavaScript. This puts the app in good stead to garner more search volume than apps that are not using this programming code.

Given the user-friendly features, businesses get various benefits out of the apps developed through React Native. While smooth data rendering makes the business efficient, the app’s ability to work on any mobile device with operating systems like android or iOS helps enterprises reach out to a greater number of customers.

Meanwhile, a developer needs sound knowledge in HTML and JavaScript to be able to develop the app through React Native. Also, an enterprise should look at familiarity with JSX syntax as one of the prerequisites for hiring a developer.

How does react-native works:

React Native allows the development of apps consisting of JS code and native by making the bridge between an app and a target platform. When JavaScript has been running along with some native code, the React Native’s bridge system leverages the React library and transfers components’ hierarchy to the mobile device view.

TFT’s Mobile Application Development Offerings:

Think Future Technologies (TFT) provides mobile application development services to enterprises that are compatible with both android and iOS operating systems. With the help of highly skilled developers, the development team first gathers information on the client’s requirement post, after which a draft layout is created called Wireframe. After receiving approval on the rough layout, the actual UI/UX process begins. A mobile app prototype is then developed. After receiving all the feedback from the customer on the prototype, it is transformed into an application. After client approval, TFT publishes the mobile application on the app store on behalf of the client and provides extensive support until the target audience adopts the application. TFT’s work on rapid prototyping development for very efficient and fast delivery.


When more than half of the consumers prefer to buy products through mobile phones, every enterprise should have a user-friendly mobile application. According to a recent survey by the global payment company PayPal, every seven out of 10 consumers prefer to purchase using a mobile app. Even around 51 percent of total online sales volume in India is through mobile devices compared to a global average of 39 percent. As far as spending is concerned, an average of Rs 10,000 per month is spent by Indian consumers; the study finds out. Such a study reveals the critical importance of the mobile app in driving business growth. Think Future Technologies (TFT), with its highly skilled React Native team of developers, can develop user-friendly mobile applications for enterprises that will drive future business growth. You can hire React Native developers to further aid you in this endeavour. It is always great to hire one developer to insist on two native developers. Which affects time, budget, and scalability. Maintaining two different codes is more time consuming then once a single code for all.

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