React Native and the cost of mobile development?
It appears that React Native can save you many development costs and as much as we hate to admit it, we’re living in a world fueled by price pressure and the need to have everything done yesterday in the most cost-effective way possible.
App development isn’t cheap – it takes developers years to master their craft, and they are always in high demand.
Yet there are ways to keep your costs down.
One way of doing that is choosing React Native as your tech stack. Let’s get more into details.
You only need 1 skill-set
Developers are pricey people, so why complicate things by hiring more than one?
If you want your app to work on Android and iOS, you normally have to hire two separate developers, working on two different sets of code.
The great thing about working in React Native is that you only have to develop one piece of code. And that already saves you a double costs.
This way, you use JS only to write it all.
React Native has less maintenance costs
Building and having to maintain two separate apps for Android and iOS can be costly.
Native apps require updates, but these are a lot easier, faster, and more cost-effective and help you keep the app maintenance costs relatively low.
Beside that, you have a great number of fantastic developers in React Native community. If what you need to fix is not yet somewhere on the internet, they are always ready to help.
You’ve got the power to grow
One great thing about native apps is that they can get listed in the AppStore or Play Store.
In comparison with PWA apps, Apple Store won’t allow you to publish this kind of app.
React, reuse & recycle
One thing that developers love about React is that they’re able to reuse and recycle components they’ve already developed and other libraries developed by wide and fast-growing React Native ecosystem
It’s may seems obvious, but this will help you reduce the costs because the developers don’t have to work from scratch.
Another great feature of React Native is that it allows developers to share codebases, which means they can work faster.
React Native “help on-demand”
React Native is an Open Source framework with a great number of contributors and a huge community.
If you face any development problem, you can count on almost immediate help and be sure that most of the problems you face been already solved out there.
More than that, if you plan to hire a new developer for your app, it will be:
- Easy to fin him.
- Easy to hand over the development and maintenance to him.
Another benefit of React Native is that it is really able to accelerate your app performance.
It is using native UI elements and it’s compiled into a native app.
Those of you familiar with marketing best-practices will know that consumers are very impatient, and the slightest issue/delay will cause them to abandon ship.
So, by using React Native, you’ll provide a better customer experience and in turn may increase (or at least may not decrease) your sales.
As you can see, developing your app using React Native has many different benefits.
If you’d like to bring your app to life, get in touch – I’m here for you!
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