November 28, 2018

React Native

For better understanding of React Native concepts, we will borrow a few lines from the official documentation −

React Native lets you build mobile apps using only JavaScript. It uses the same design as React, letting you compose a rich mobile UI from declarative components. With React Native, you don’t build a mobile web app, an HTML5 app, or a hybrid app; you build a real mobile app that’s indistinguishable from an app built using Objective-C or Java. React Native uses the same fundamental UI building blocks as regular iOS and Android apps. You just put those building blocks together using JavaScript and React.

React Native Features

Following are the features of React Native −

  • React − This is a Framework for building web and mobile apps using JavaScript.
  • Native − You can use native components controlled by JavaScript.
  • Platforms − React Native supports IOS and Android platform.

React Native Advantages

Follow are the advantages of React Native −

  • JavaScript − You can use the existing JavaScript knowledge to build native mobile apps.
  • Code sharing − You can share most of your code on different platforms.
  • Community − The community around React and React Native is large, and you will be able to find any answer you need.

React Native Limitations

Following are the limitations of React Native −

  • Native Components − If you want to create native functionality which is not created yet, you will need to write some platform specific code.