This is written for not-so technical decision makers and entrepreneurs who are trying to decide on whether or not to use React Native to build their next idea.
Not only that, but you no longer need specialized teams to do iOS and Android development. With a simplified team structure there will be less friction and you can focus more energy on other parts of your business.
With React Native, you’re always working on both apps at once, so you won’t ever need to work on feature parity because both apps will never diverge. An update to the iOS app will always mean an update to the Android app. Both apps will share the same code and all changes are universal.
Now is a great time to adopt React Native because a lot of awesome open source plugins have been developed to solve common business problems, allowing you to work on features that are unique to your application.
Context switch is one of the most taxing things to a developer. The ability to build for both platforms in one go without repeating code or switching languages is priceless. This can’t be stressed enough when considering developer longevity.
Ramp up time for internal crossovers from web to mobile or vice versa will be cheaper than in the past, since developers don’t need to learn a new language in the process of switching teams. If you’re building your website in React, the transition will be even easier (but that deserves a whole other post).
Building in React Native has been one of the most profitable decisions we have made at Potato Labs and I hope it does the same for you!
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