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Advantages of React-Native Applications

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John Gilbert Software Engineer - Trainee
August 28, 2020

React-Native is a game-changing approach to deliver great applications. It’s been around not many years but apps built with React-Native are now getting a ton of consideration. 

React Native is a multi-platform solution developed by Facebook that lets you build mobile apps using JavaScript. These mobile apps are considered multi-platform because they’re written once and deployed across many platforms, like Android, iOS, and the web.

The other advantage of this solution is native-quality interactions. No matter if you are using it on your personal computer, browser in your smartphone, or the native version of the app, you have the support for multiple input modes, like touch, mouse, or keyboard. For example, if you create a <Button/> with an on-Long-Press property, it will be handled on all the platforms.

Another good news is support for accessibility. React Native for Web includes APIs that help developers to create more accessible apps. 

The best-supported accessibility features of the web are exposed: accessible, accessibility-Label, accessibility-Live-Region, accessibility-Role, and important-For-accessibility. 

Why should we care about this? To make sure every single user of our app has equal access to it.

There are also some other features that might help developers create great universal apps, like RTL support. The application layout can be automatically flipped to support right-to-left languages.

It’s also worth mentioning that React Native for Web supports server-side rendering, and you can integrate it with some popular tools like Gatsby or Next. If you are interested in that, you should check the examples in React Native for Web repository on GitHub.

Author
John Gilbert Software Engineer - Trainee

John is an undergraduate in Information Technology and Management from the University of Moratuwa who is currently working as a Full Stack Developer at Konekt. John is specialized in React- Native, Java, JavaScript, C, C++, PHP, Node JS, React JS, MYSQL.

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