Open innovation and software companies: why does this partnership make sense?

React Native is a framework created and released by Facebook on March 26, 2015, with the aim of building truly native applications for Android & iOS.

This type of philosophy for the development of apps is called “Bridge”, the name is a reference to its purpose. it means that they will connect a code written in Javascript with a 100% native interface through a serialization, asynchronous and batch bridge. 

In other words you are able to code in Javascript, with no need to learn a new language. So it’s basically love at first sight…

This point is what makes it one of the most powerful tools for building mobile applications in the 21st century.

React Native creates platform-specific versions of components so that a single code base can be shared across platforms. With React Native, a team can maintain two platforms using a common technology for both: React. 

Loving it already? Here are some more facts…

User and developer experience: 

React Native marked a milestone in mobile app development. Its great success is fundamentally due to the great management of two aspects: the user experience and the developer experience.

On the one side, the user experience is extremely fast and smooth just like in Swift (iOS) or Java, Kotlin (Android) applications. But what makes this technology stand out from others… is the developer experience!

“With React Native, a single computer can maintain both platforms (Android & iOS) and cut time and cost in half the budget.”

For those of us on the other side of the counter developing apps, it was an incredible paradigm shift: now it is possible to program a screen or functionality and at the same time debug and observe how the rendering of the view is built in real time, and in both systems! operating at the same time! Android and iOS.

This sped up the developer’s work by 100% with respect to the native applications where it is necessary to develop, and debug errors in each of the OSs independently. 

So… what are you going to do with all of your free time now?

People often ask: Is there a project that cannot or should not be done with React Native and should we use native code? 

The answer is NO. You can fall in love with React Native knowing you won’t suffer.

Thanks to the fact that you can create native modules on Android or iOS and then incorporate them into React Native by creating the wrapper to interact with them, everything you need to build is possible. 

See? It’s A healthy marriage. Good communication is the key, speaking the same language every time. 

All in all React Native is an exciting framework that enables web developers to create robust mobile applications using their existing JavaScript knowledge. It offers faster mobile development, and more efficient code sharing across iOS, Android, and Web, without sacrificing the end user’s experience or application quality. 

The trade off is that it’s new, and still a work in progress. 

But if your have a team that can handle the uncertainty that comes with working with a new technology, and wants to develop mobile applications for more than just one platform, you should be looking at React Native.

All in all, React Native is the perfect lover. Understands the language you talk, it does not mean an extra cost, and also helps you save time… Why waste time with other technologies?

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