Today, mobile apps are essential for your business! They offer the most efficient, direct & customizable way to deliver information about a product and encourage clients to remain loyal to a particular brand. But, you should be aware of the fact that making a mobile app isn't as easy as it sounds... In the mobile app industry, Apps come & go. And they come & go fast!
Sounds crazy right? And it doesn't end there...
By 2023, consumers are expected to download 149 billion mobile apps from the Google Play Store and 39 billion in the app store. (WUT!? 😱) And wait, there's more! Mobile apps could generate over $935 billion in revenue.
Those are mind-blowing numbers & a huge (❗) opportunity for your business.
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So, what are your plans? Because today, users are becoming much more demanding than they used to be! Developers struggle to keep making apps that please them. This raises the question: what can you show your customers that’s impressive, works great, and seamlessly integrates with their mobile operating system?
Previously, there were two types of apps on the market: Native & Hybrid. Both had unique qualities:
However, when it comes to developing an app, you don't want to choose between quality & cost. As a self-respecting business, you should be able to provide both. This meant that it was up to developers to figure out better ways to get around it and make better marketable products.
One of those betters ways, that we use at Nightborn, is called React Native!
Why? Well... In this blog, we'll tell you what React Native is and why you should consider it for your mobile project. 💡
The story of React Native is quite fascinating: what started as Facebook’s internal hackathon project, in the summer of 2013, has since become one of the most popular frameworks. In fact, Facebook (now Meta) first created React to build its own social platform. (You know... That social network where all the boomers go to show their pets 😉😻).
After further development, Facebook released ReactJS for the web as an open-source, but they were still struggling with its mobile app. They needed to maintain two codebases: one for iOS, and one for Android. Features implemented in Swift on iOS had to be implemented separately in Java on Android, leading to work duplication and asymmetrical apps.
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Since then, its growth & adoption rate doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. More & more companies have decided to bet on it and create their mobile apps this way. Big brands such as Instagram, Airbnb, Bloomberg & Tesla are using React Native!
Putting your app on such a list isn’t the worst idea in the world. Right? 🤷♂️
Even software giant Microsoft took notice of React Native, prompting them to create their own fork: React Native for Windows. Their solution allows developers to more easily create apps for Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, and Xbox One.
💡 Do you want to learn more about the framework, approach, architecture, and performance? Check out the blog post on the differences between Flutter and React Native.
App development agencies used to face two major problems: technology limitations & customer demand.
Besides that, our customers nowadays want greater customization freedom & more powerful apps (and with good reason 😉). It was an obvious choice when you add the rising competition & automated app maintenance, which both will drive mobile app development prices down.
For multiple reasons:
You’ve now discovered some of the benefits of React Native & why we at Nightborn use it. But you’re still not sure if you should use it in your project?
We'll convince you one more time! 😎 Here's what it can do for your business:
Here you go, those were our thoughts on the many benefits React Native can deliver.
At Nightborn, we feel we can give you the best conditions for your project because we don't need two development teams for two platforms, we develop faster & can get more out of your budget. Feel free to drop us a line! we’d be thrilled to help out!
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