What is React Native?
Understanding React Native
Key Features of React Native
- Learn Once, Write Anywhere: React Native is unique because its dynamic code updates, it can push updates to devices without requiring an application release. With React Native, one team can maintain two platforms and share a common technology—React.
Why use React Native?
React Native is a popular choice for developers because of its efficiency and speed. It allows for simultaneous development on iOS and Android, which significantly reduces development time. Its component-based structure allows developers to build apps with a more agile, web-style approach than typical hybrid frameworks, and without any web at all. This, coupled with the fact that a vast majority of the code can be shared between platforms, makes React Native a compelling choice for those looking to build apps on both iOS and Android.
Getting Started with React Native
To get started with React Native, you will need to install Node.js and the React Native command line interface. You will also need Xcode for iOS development and Android Studio for Android development. Once you have these installed, you can create a new React Native project using the command line interface.