Hybrid apps have gained immense popularity in the past few years thanks to increasing focus of enterprises on building high-performance cross-platform apps with native look and feel. Offering native quality performance through cross-platform apps have been the most important reason behind the popularity of hybrid mobile app development approach.
Hybrid mobile apps particularly gained momentum thanks to an array of sophisticated libraries, tools and rich frameworks. Many of these tools and frameworks are capable to deliver robust native performance and sophisticated native feel while helping to build cross-platform apps. ReactJS is one of these effective libraries that has been widely used for building hybrid apps.
Before we go on explaining the helpful tips for building hybrid apps using ReactJS framework, let us have a look at the various development frameworks that we can utilise for this purpose.
Here are the most popular and widely acclaimed frameworks and libraries for hybrid app development.
This Microsoft framework is built for robust cross-platform implementations involving the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) and Common Language Specifications referred to as the Microsoft.NET. Xamarin allows developers to use the same code for building robust cross-platform apps that work on Android, Windows, iOS and MacOS seamlessly. The library is equipped to deliver aesthetics and features typical to native platforms.
React Native is another popular cross-platform app development framework focused on providing native look and feel with app versions for separate platforms. Reusability of the code while strictly offering native functionalities and making help available from a robust online community, are few important aspects that made React Native popular.
Ionic has emerged as a leading cross-platform development framework thanks to its expanding features, a
lot of predefined elements and the support from a large community of developers.
Mobile Angular UI is a sophisticated open-source framework that incorporated Bootstrap with the Angular framework for delivering unmatched native mobile user experiences. It also offers an array of rich UI components ranging from switches, scrollable areas, navbars to overlays.
React JS has emerged as a popular app development framework thanks to its simplicity. While Angular is robust and richly featured, React offers the same with least complex coding. Most importantly, ReactJS allows developers to reuse the code for faster development.
Here we explain the key reasons why ReactJS stands out from all of the comparable frameworks and libraries.
When you need to use the complex code for a dynamic and feature-rich web app, doing the same with clumsy HTML code lines becomes a lot complex. ReactJS by using JSX solves this problem with easy syntax accommodating HTML quotes and HTML tag syntax for rendering particular components of features.
If you have built an app with ReactJS for Android, you can reuse many of the coded components when building the same app for Windows or iOS. This obviously helps a mobile app development company to save a lot of time, effort and development cost.
For a new developer, it is much easier to learn the intricacies of ReactJS for a cross-platform development project. You can also hire Reactjs developers with less experience and allow him to earn and build the app with other developers. This helps a development company lot of cost for talent acquisition.
Document Object Model or DOM as a cross-platform API helps developers a lot but it often slows down the app performance to a great extent. ReactJS by utilising
virtual DOM and by hosting the data in memory prevents performance slow-down.
ReactJS comes with a rich set of tools that helps developers to deal with a wide variety of tasks across multiple cross-platform development projects.
ReactJS as a Facebook supported development library that quickly gained popularity all over the globe enjoys unmatched community support. The developers can seek support to all sorts of queries from the throbbing developer community of React.
Lastly, React JS comes with integrated testing tools to help developers test and debug the code of their ReactJS apps easily by using native tools.
There are some best and industry-acclaimed practices for using ReactJS effectively to build sophisticated hybrid apps. Let us explain here briefly some of these useful and effective tips for ReactJS app development.
When you decide to go for a great cross-platform hybrid app development framework, ReactJS obviously comes as one of the leading choices. For startups and small businesses trying to build their first hybrid app, the framework offers a lot of positive boosts in terms of cost, ease of development and performance.
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WRITTEN BY: Atman Rathod
Atman Rathod is the Founding Director at CMARIX Technolabs Pvt. Ltd., a leading web and mobile app development company with 17+ years of experience. Having…
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