Keeping Up in a World of Native Apps, ft. React Native
Realizing when HTML5 didn’t make the cut
As the general public shifts from the use of web-based platforms to an era of user-friendly mobile applications, the expectation is that service-based applications will follow suit to remain accessible. Lane is no exception.
While the current app is formulated in HTML5 and woven together by Apache’s very own Cordova framework, it was evident that Lane would have to upgrade to a platform suitable to native applications. A native platform would allow our users to have a more mobile-specific interface and experience while keeping Lane up to date with industry changes. By capitalizing on the most relevant and up-to-date resources and initiatively contributing to the growing tech community, Lane will be able to remain attractive to users. With Facebook’s launch of React Native and the industry’s embrace of all things native, it was evident where to take the product going forward!
WHY THE SWITCH?
React Native was created specifically to ease the creation of mobile native apps. It breaks down each visible page into ‘renders’ which combines a set of components that remain discrete. As such, the ease of testing and iterating product increases, giving Lane the chance to trial the app internally in order to make upgrades faster and more comprehensive in less time!
While there still exist challenges to overcome (i.e. lack of easy two-way binding, overload of integrated styling), React Native is a defining move that will be taking Lane forward in the field of native applications and our goal to create smart workplaces.
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