The reusability of code, pre-developed components and the feature that allows them to create the same app for different applications has made developers take a sigh of relief. Live and hot reloading again save time.
But what are the reasons that React Native disrupts the iOS and Android development?
Lacks smooth performance
Till the time React native is concerned with the development of simple applications, it works well. But in apps with added functionality, various issues arise with debugging tools in react development. Many a time the hot reloading feature fails. Such issues degrade the performance of the applications created under react native as compared to native iOS and Android app development.
The need for Native code
It was expected that with react native there wouldn’t be much need of native codes. On the contrary, specific native codes are required to implement some native functionalities and modules. For example, if the app needs access to a camera or onboard hardware, the lack of support for native app functionalities leads to writing native code while developing apps with React Native. In such a scenario, experienced native iOS and Android app development teams are required to code the functionalities. With such inconvenience, React native no longer remain the pro app development framework.
Quality code of available components
React Native is an open-source framework, which can always choose a component code from third-party libraries. The quality of code from these libraries is always doubtful. Since non-experienced developers write these codes, a lot of time goes in correcting the bugs of the code. Instead of error correction, writing the native code from scratch according to the required functionality is always a better practice.
The above features weaken the reputation of React Native framework when it comes to developing large, computation intensive apps. React Native is any time better for small and straightforward android app development. The framework grows and improves with time. It is expected to give better results in the future. As of now, the react native is relatively immature as compared to native iOS and Android app development.