If I were to make an educated guess about you, I would say you are currently flexing behind your office desk, while sipping on hot coffee, habitually scrolling down the blog on your mobile phone. Obviously, this isn’t a hard one. With an ever-increasing populace glued to mobile phones for everything under the sun, this is not even a guess, to be frank enough!!
Whether you are a product company focused on shopping, or an event-based enterprise, the best and the most popular outlet for you would be the mobile apps that give you access to the greater market.
"The soaring popularity and use of mobile apps with statics pointing to a nearly 80% of internet use through mobile phones brings in the idea that the mobile apps have now become your best advertising platform that drives market and runs businesses with its increased customer base. "
Why Choose React
In today’s highly competitive virtual market, creating an app needs exceptional thought and expertise. In such a fast-moving and competitive IT market, developing native apps, a time-consuming act, would not be a feasible option. So, businesses are now moving towards React native mobile app development over native apps because of the merits listed below:
1. Cross-platform usage – Being functional for both Android and iOS platform React Native provides the facility of "Learn once write everywhere,” halving the development time for two platforms.
3. Codesharing – Most of the code can be shared on different platforms and React Native combines smoothly with components written in Swift, Java, or Objective-C.
4. Community – With a huge community working with React and React Native, solutions to queries become easily accessible.
5. Healthy GitHub Repository – This enables issues and pulls requests to get handled within a reasonable period of time with increased test coverage.
6. Stable APIs – This feature makes it easier to interface with open source dependencies.
7. Hot Reloading – This allows to run a new code live, with immediately visible changes during the development.
React Native Components
React Native comes with several built-in components that speed the development and maintains the code in a comprehensible way. The various components have been listed below for reference:
State and Props: State and props are two types of data that control a component. The state is used for data that is going to change while Props are fixed throughout the lifetime of a component. The two different types of component include: Presentational components and Container Components. Presentational gets all data by passing props while container components should have state.
1. View: View is the fundamental component for building a UI. It is a container component that supports layout with flexbox, style, some touch handling, and accessibility controls. View connects directly to its equivalent of the native irrespective of the platform React Native is running on, whether that is a UIView, <div>, android.view, etc.
2. Text: This component displays text and supports nesting, styling, and touch handling. Here, you must wrap all the text nodes inside of a <Text> component as it cannot be directly under a <View>.
3. Image: This React component helps display network images, static resources, temporary local images, and images from local disk, such as the camera roll.
4.TextInput: This is a foundational component for inputting text into the app via a keyboard.
5. ScrollView: This is a generic scrolling container that can host multiple components and views. You can scroll both horizontally and vertically and the scrollable items need not be homogeneous.
6. StyleSheet: This React Native component provides an abstraction layer similar to CSS stylesheets.
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