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Being the owner of a start-up based in India is not a piece of cake. The challenges often comprise the constant need to keep a pace with the latest technological changes and updates. And, this is about the time that I wanted to develop an app with React Native. In the same process, we learnt the following-

  1. React is easy to master because of the following-

 It is a JavaScript framework and used to write a real yet native mobile-based application. To be precise, it is a library which lets you create your own set of libraries. In simpler terms, even if you are a learner or a developed mind, there is no room for complications while using React Native.

The above figure shows the react as the preferred choice of JS

Source- Tecla

  • Routing- 

 Routing in the react-native is as we can say, has come a long way. In the web browser, the pages are independent and reloaded from the stack. But speaking of the react-native, the pages are stacked on the top of each other. So, when you navigate from one screen to the other, it will keep it in the memory. And for the same purpose, it is recommended to find a stable router. Before, you start with the application development process. 

  • App Theme Development- 

The dark mode is in fashion. A dark theme may help the user in a way that he does not strain his eyes when operating in the low light environments. You can attain the darker themes by following the below process- 

Define your-

  1. Colour constants 
  2. Get the required colours into your application 
  3. You can also design the components to incorporate the colour

(If you want to go in detail about the same, you can contact us. And we will help you with another blog for the same purpose.) 

But, no matter what, keep the following notions in your mind- 

  • It is better done at the starting when you are beginning with the process of application development
  • Do no overcrowd with the theme
  • React does justice to its name- 

What if we tell you, you do not need any library or framework to develop a multi-platform mobile application? 

 Now, you must be in a state of shock and would ask what to do then? How can you create a mobile application without a library? The answer is simple. You can employ WebView (it is the browser that is bundled inside the aforementioned app). 

But, there are certain disadvantages to the same. The WebView doesn’t guarantee on the overall performance. The visual effects so expected aren’t present. And, handling or taking care of such a gruesome gesture is hard. And, in such circumstances, you can couple it with the React Native. How will it do it? React Native will compile down to the application’s platforms native code. 

  • Great Work Efficiency-

 What do you understand by the term efficiency? No, we aren’t taking your grammar’s test. We want to convey that React Native ranks high when it comes to doing a certain amount of work in the short development cycle. The react native is used today by the fortune companies as well as the start-ups. Moreover, to date, major app development cases are- Facebook, Instagram, Uber, Walmart to name a few. 

You can keep the following pieces of advice in mind, to increase the performance of the app- 

  • It is crucial to keep only the necessary features and eliminate the unwanted ones. 

Often when using an android application, we witness that there could be a plethora of processes running in your immediate background. It may lead to memory leakage. In such a process, it can undermine the overall quality of your app’s performance. In such cases, avoid the use of ListView, and employ scrolling lists such as VirtualList, FlatList or even SectionList. It will amplify the performance of the abovementioned android application.

  • Reduce the size of the application is an important criterion. It is because the devices respond naturally better to the smaller applications. You can also use ProGuards to minimize the size of the graphics. 
  • Styling with the react-native- 

 There is a library known as a react-native extended stylesheet, which makes the overall styling more fun and interactive. Though the style system has flaws, it is easy to use as well as efficient. All you have to do is to keep your components small. And, the UI, as well as the styles, will fit on one single page. 

  • The Expo

 Do you know that reactive native is home to hundreds of libraries which are almost ready to use? But, despite this fact, it gets no attention from the creators or developers. And, when you try your hands to upgrade a newer React Native version, things may get ugly. 

Expo plays a crucial role in fixing such issues. Expo is a well-known toolbox that accentuates the functions of React Native. It provides its usefulness because it consists of many APIs and tools to build facilities. It helps by developing as well as storing the contents in a cloud. It can even upgrade the application when installed from the app store or play store in the background. 

  • Media Resources- 

 Now, here comes the tricky part. If your application is not sensitive to an image or a video than an extra deal of effort might go in the development process. Moreover, loading images of any high quality can make the overall application process slow. 

  • Profiler & the other tools 

You must know how to employ the use of prolifer. You can use the debug menu, watch out where your fps is running at, and run a prolifer. You can do this to ascertain the root cause of the problem. 

Wrapping it up- 

The popularity of react-native has sky-rocketed lately. But, any tools comes with a plethora of pros and cons. And, the above things we wished someone could have told us or prepared us. 

As the adage goes, it is better late than ever you can keep the above things in mind before developing an app using react-native.       

We are living in a technology-mediated world. And, here, we want our hands on the best technology to develop apps. Speaking about the same, we often find ourselves between the simmering debate, what is better between the two- is it Angular or React? And the moment the question pops in our head, we find ourselves comparing the apples and the oranges.

Only just, Angular is the framework and the React is a library that helps to create or develop an app. Moreover, both of them work differently to offer somewhat similar functionalities. It is one of the most crucial dilemmas one is faced with, after determining the right mobile development ideas for start-ups.

The Internet is flooded with a plethora of articles on “Angular and React JS. And this debate is consuming a lot of online space is which is better among the two. And, to be very honest we don’t just want to storm your search lists with another yet similar article about the same.

So, here is the thing that you should understand about the Angular and React and how these two even being different adds value to the overall website development realm.

What is Angular JS?

AngularJS was always considered as the golden child in the entire family of the JavaScript framework. And, you may wonder why? It was introduced by the renowned giant Google in the year 2009. And, it was then built with the concept “Model-View-Controller”. It is used to build a single page application using Typescript and HTML.

The angular framework further includes the following versions:

Angular 2

When the Angular 2 was released it brought about innumerable changes to the original framework. The architectural style was then switched to that of the component-based one.

Angular 4

With the release of the Angular 4 it brought about more advancement in this realm. It meant that the angular applications can be rendered easily even outside the main browser.

Angular 5–6

The version was concentrated in optimizing the overall Angular CLI as well as the compiler work.

Angular 7

In this version, the functions while using Angular became more intuitive. Moreover, the applications received a plethora of improvements in the size as well as the performance of code-base.

Angular 8

It is the latest version of Angular. In this version, two new elements were introduced which were mainly, Bazel as well as Ivy Renderer. The other most important improvement that this version entailed was differential loading.

Speaking about the differential loading, it is used to upload browser-specific bundles. And, you may wonder how beneficial can be both? The browser-specific bundles are further used to assist in uploading the content fast and support the legacy browser.

Currently we are obssessed over the recently released Angluar-10

Coming back to ReactJS

It is one of the renowned JS libraries today that is used widely to create robust mobile applications.

In simpler terms, it is a widely popular JavaScript library. The ReactJS was created in the year 2011 by Jordan Walke to create a library that could be useful in building dynamic as well as responsive websites.

Moreover, you must have heard about the MVC? MVC is a popular abbreviation used for Model-View-Controller. ReactJS is the V in the MVC, and along with JavaScript is creates the view components.

Moreover, the ReactJS library makes use of the JSX, which further helps it to structure the component syntax template. Though it was developed in 2011, it was made open to the use only in the year 2013. And, till date, it is used widely for application development services for its usefulness.

Now, we come back to the question we started writing this article for!

ReactJS vs Angular- The basic comparisons

First of all, if you are a developer then you would be relieved to know that the ReactJS offers a lot of job opportunities. And if the studies conducted by the Stack Overflow are to be believed then the ReactJS is one of the most sought-after development frameworks in the market today as well as for the recruiters.

Most Loved Frameworks
Source- Stack Overflow

Before delving into our series of arguments further, let’s consider the libraries we will talking right now-
Angular
React

Learning Curve

React is easier to learn and get yourselves acquainted with. Though if you want to hire a fresher developer, then he can easily learn the React. But, keep in your mind this fact, that there are a plethora of practices in React that can be time-consuming if you wish to have command over these.

Angular- Angular is one of the biggest libraries of JavaScript and hence, the scope of learning that comes in the Angular is too vast. And, it makes it more difficult to have command over as compared to ReactJS.

Scalability

If you wish to know about Scalability, then, of course, our vote goes to Angular as it is much easy to scale. React, on the other hand, is testable but it doesn’t allow that much of flexibility if it comes to be compared with the top-notch scalable features of Angular.

Community support

If you want to discuss the community support, then Angular without any second doubt has a credible and strong community base and support system. And, it can also be made clear with the fact, that if the developers have a choice among the two, Angular or the React, they would prefer Angular. If this fact, doesn’t make Angular the clear winner then we don’t know what will.

Time invested in set up

If the point of the installation is to be considered then the Angular has won our votes. It is because Angular takes less time to be installed in a source system. And, react, on the other hand, takes too much of our time. Moreover, the React may deliver the application solutions faster as compared to Angular that has witnessed a lot of delay in the delivery realm.

Data-Binding

The React language prefers the one-way model of data binding whereas the Angular works on the two-way. Moreover, the one-way approach of data binding possesses limitations such as the elements can’t be changed simultaneously with the employing changes.

You will have to update the corresponding model the moment one change is made. On the other hand, the two-way approach of the Angular can prove to be quite helpful in this realm. It ensures the changes are automatically made in the model system the moment a change is initiated.

Testing & Debugging

When it comes to the fact of testing& debugging, Angular provides an option to do the coding and debugging with just one tool. Whereas, speaking of the React, it involves the requirement of the different types of tools.

Type of the applications built

Now, question yourself. Do you want to develop an app? If yes, then what will be it and how will it function? A React can prove to be a resourceful option if you want to create, hybrid, native and web apps. But, if you just want to develop a Single page application then Angular is the ideal choice. Moreover, Angular is the best choice if you wish to create feature-rich as well as large scale mobile-based applications.

Examples of companies using the above-mentioned

React- It is widely employed by Facebook, Uber, Instagram, Pinterest and Netflix to name a few.

Angular- On the other hand, Streamline Social, Beam, Mesh, Auto Trader uses this for mobile or web-based application development.

Company’s perspective-

Speaking about React- It came with a clause that hindered its usage when it comes to being used by Companies. This issue was solved later.

Angular, on the contrary, is supported by Google and hence has a free open source license. The aforementioned makes Angular the best choice for companies around the globe.

Making a decision!

We have listed how Angular and React are better in their ways. Of course one offers many features as compared to the other. But, no matter what, the preference of using just one depends solely on the type of project and the requirement it entails.

Often an experienced mind can make this choice without any failure. It is why it is recommended to hire a dedicated web and applications development service provider!

And, if you are still in two minds, then don’t be contact us! And, we will be delighted to enlighten you with our vast scope of services and expertise.

On a parting note!

We can conclude that both Angular and React are two very different instruments used for web and application development services. You might come across certain statements and arguments that denote how one is better than the other.

Wait a minute, even we did that right? But, we also recommend you not to restrict yourself to just one. Both of the above are useful in their ways. If one is apple then the other is orange, you can’t decide between the two but you can always choose what to eat and what not to, depending on your mood and taste.

Well, the same goes for Angular and React! Make a wise decision with only considering the project in hand.

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