What is React Native Development ? Pros and Cons of React Native Development

Most people access information through their smartphones. Many businesses often get confused about whether they should go for Android app development or iOS app development. They wanted to offer a mobile app with superlative User Interface and outstanding User Experience which can work on multiple platforms. React Native Development supports both Android and iOS. It makes it easy to simultaneously develop apps for both Android and iOS.

What is react native development?

React Native is a javascript framework to build the mobile application in iOS and Android. React is a Facebook Javascript library for building user interfaces to target different mobile platforms. Now developers can easily design can easily make the mobile applications and code can be shared between platforms.


– Before React Native Development, most of the businesses hire the engineers to work on both iOS and Android platforms.  You don’t need to develop the app separately for iOS or Android. Developers can easily share the code.

Native Functionality
– The functionality and usability of the apps are amazing and flawless. The scroll accelerations, keyword behavior, and animation play a defining role in the popularity of the app.

Instant Updates
– The best thing about the react-native app development is the live updates. Developers can push the updates directly to the user’s phone instead of going through the app store life cycle.

Easy to Learn
– There are some famous companies that are using react-native in their apps such as facebook, Walmart, Bloomberg, Instagram, SoundCloud, and others. Apps developed in react-native development are easy to learn.

– Instead of completing the whole app, you can reload it instantly. There are two options Live reloading and Hot reloading. Live reloading will reload the app every time you edit and save and Hot reloading only reloads the file you just edited, not the entire file.

Better Development Environment
– It uses the Flexbox layout for both the platforms. You just need to learn the one layout to develop on both iOS and Android.


There is a native code anyway
– In order to create specific functions of the mobile apps like a camera or accelerometer you have to use native components. There is a separate code for Android and iOS. You can also use third-party libraries, but that is not the same as Facebook’s support. You have to develop so-called “bridges” to link JavaScript components with native ones.

It does not support native APIs and SDKs
– It doest not provide ready-to-use modules that give access to iOS or Android APIs. Developers create so-called Native Modules themselves or develop “bridges” using Java or Swift/Objective-C.

Facebook’s License –  React native was created by Facebook in 2015. It is owned by Facebook, they can stop you from using the framework for some reasons. You are always dependent on them and have to operate it on Facebook’s license.