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React Native and NativeScript are Widely Adopted
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The Upshot: The Best of Native Experience and Hybrid Flexibility
Here are just a few reasons why React Native is one of our preferred technologies for mobile app development:
- It takes advantage of a phone’s features, unlike a web app (eg, accelerometer, GPS).
- It has comparable security/encryption to Native iOS/Android languages.
Our Clients Choose the Newest Leading Technology
React Native with React
We worked with a data storage company and one of the largest hard disk drive manufacturers in the world. Our challenge was to build an application for their customers to manage their home storage device. Initially, we built a POC in Ionic and then in React for a compare and contrast. We decided to go with React because we felt its functionality better suited our clients’ needs. Over the course of the project, we provided them with a full team of Developers, BQAs, Designers and a Scrum Master. As a result of this engagement, the client is now proficient enough that they can continue to build out features as needed on their own.
NativeScript with Angular: Kiva
Founded in 2005, Kiva has mainstreamed microlending and pioneered the crowdfunding space by leveraging the power of collective good and new technologies in unique ways. Along with Google and Progress, we approached Kiva to develop better mobile applications for connecting lenders and borrowers around the world. We helped Kiva leverage NativeScript and Angular 2 RC solutions to build their mobile app.
“What we love about the NativeScript solution is native components that work and perform really well without surprises, the ability to use web development tools and workflows, the Native app like performance, and the ability to develop simultaneously for both iOS and Android,” said Nick van Weerdenburg, Rangle CEO, in a press release.
Today, you can achieve Native app results with technology advancements that have been developed over the last few years. Tech giants, including Facebook, have developed new technologies like React, to improve the tech ecosystem and make Native application development efficient, more flexible and highly performant.