Instead of calling React a library, many users call it a framework. They are right. React, after all, is more than merely a library of pre-written procedures and code fragments. You can now build whole applications for web browsers and mobile devices using ReactJS and React Native.
Using React means saving time, but the question persists which React version saves more time?
Let’s look through the comparative lens of React JS Vs. React Native and find out which is “The best one”?
React an open-source typescript-based library. Update user interface components, uses Virtual DOM- Document object Model, and is used to create single-page applications. According to a Statista study, React is the most popular front-end framework developers use for web and mobile applications. Basically, React is building applications that run on a web browser.
The above image shows that React works at the “View” layer of the MVC model. Since the view layer corresponds to the user interface components, this level displays the output to the user. ReactJS also works with UI components as it deals with the View layer.
The advantages of using React are:
The followings are some disadvantages and problems associated with utilizing React:
|Installation process||Installed via the NPM package manager||It is a CLI tool that needs Node.js and React Native CLI, to be installed.|
|Ease of Use||Easy to learn
Beginner friendly framework
|Efficiency||Features like Lesser development time and code reusability make it efficient||Efficient in memory usage and performance.|
|Syntax||HTML like syntax||React Native uses React-like syntax|
|Code render||Uses Virtual DOM for code rendition||Implements Native APIs along with Virtual DOM for code rendering. Giving a more native app-like feel and experience.|
|Speed||Virtual DOM is a USP for React , giving it speed.||Just-in-time compiler helps to achieve great speed to React Native|
|Component-based architecture||The architecture allows the developers to break the coding into smaller manageable pieces.||Similar to React|
|SEO friendliness||React is more friendly than React Native||A bit difficult to achieve friendship between React Native and SEO.|
|Tools||A vast pool of developer tools||Multiple tools like Atom, Nuclide, React Navigation & many others supporting developers to make efficient apps|
|Components||HTML and CSS components||Native components, CSS like|
|Navigation||While coding in React, it uses external libraries like React router for navigation and transition||It’s own navigator component which facilitates the custom mobile app navigation|
|Compatibility||Compatible with the majority of browsers||As it is made for mobile platforms so it is compatible with Android and iOS|
|Cross-platform||Only cross-browser is possible||Yes, with Android and iOS|
|Data binding||One-way data binding
But React JS provides some ways to utilize two-way data binding as well.
|One-way data binding|
|Development time||The code reusability feature decreases the development time considerably||Features lie platform-specific code. Cross-platform ability reduces the developing time|
|Platform||Web platforms like web browsers||The mobile platform, mobile apps|
Just a Bit of History!
The limitation of React to be used for web browsers led to the origin of React Native. Facebook required a mobile application that incorporated all the benefits of web development. Out of a hackathon, React Native emerged.
You can create native mobile applications with React Native, which compiles native app components. React Native also uses React as its foundation abstraction. Consequently, the elements differ, but the syntax and workflow are still similar.
It is fantastic for apps since it offers a seamless user interface and significantly less developing time. The user-friendly, interactive mobile applications for iOS and Android are natively rendered.
One of the significant benefits of React Native is cross-platform development, i.e., only one piece of code needs to be created for it to work or function on both the iOS and Android platforms.
Did You Know- Hearing songs on SoundCloud, checking a story on Instagram, and oh wait! Shopping from Walmart. Remember when you use Facebook on a mobile phone. React Native is at play for all these big hotshots.
Today for businesses looking to develop a mobile app with agility, superb performance, and economy React Native is the pick. Cross-platform compatibility with native UI components makes it an obvious choice. More and more, 38% of developers choose React Native for mobile Apps. It saves money and time by giving you some extraordinary native app-like features such as compatibility, cross-platform and more.
Some reasons to convince you why it is suitable for your business are: –
React Native renders code via native APIs in the same way as React uses Virtual DOM. Hence leaving you with a native app-like feel.
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However, React Web is one such trick or one such way of utilizing through which you can easily transit your web application into a mobile app. But that is another story for another time.
You can choose both. With Moon Technolabs, you can opt for the trendiest React JS web development tech or React Native mobile app for your business and be carefree about your sales.
Both variants of React save time. Yes! Having different features for your diverse needs. If you aim for a super fast, stunning, single-page, app-oriented project, go for React. But if you are in for some creative Android or iOS native app and confused, choose React Native blindfolded. Are you still confused? Moon Technolabs can help you out with your dilemma.
Talking about business time is synonymous with money. Saving your client’s time is making you more profit in the future. The more time you save, the more business you make and, consequently, the more money you make.
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