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Why 2022 is Prime Time for React Native Popularity Growth

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React Native development has gained a lot of traction in recent months thanks to its cost-effective and versatile nature. In fact, here at 7T, we’re predicting that 2022 could see a surge in React Native popularity, largely due to the pandemic and its impact on the economy.

What is React Native Development?

The React Native framework allows for rapid and cost-effective hybrid mobile app development, so the application can run on iOS and Android devices. This alone brings many benefits in terms of cost and development time, as you can have a single mobile app that performs the job of two separate native apps.

React Native uses JavaScript, which is rendered using native code that allows a mobile app to use existing iOS or Android-specific APIs. This framework also allows developers to create platform-specific versions of key mobile app components. These app “building blocks” share a single codebase that works across multiple operating systems and device types. This translates into a much faster development process and reduced app maintenance costs.

What’s more, React Native can be used in part or in full when building an application. Developers have the freedom to integrate React Native into an existing iOS or Android application or they can build a single hybrid cross platform app exclusively on React Native framework. React Native has both native elements and bridge elements; this allows for platform-specific optimization in cases where that’s required.

What React Native Benefits Are Fueling Popularity?

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted thousands of companies worldwide to tighten their financial bootstraps, so it’s clear how a cost-effective mobile development framework would be very appealing.

Along with this economic strain came a newly-realized need to connect with and engage others in new ways. COVID-19 has transformed so many facets of everyday life, revealing new uses for mobile applications that can help bridge the pandemic gap — a gap that has developed as a result of social distancing, stay-at-home orders, remote work and quarantines.

The pandemic has underscored the role of mobile apps are essential business tools. Subsequently, we have an increased number of companies, schools, non-profit organizations and even government agencies realizing that they need a new mobile app in order to succeed in the current climate.

With these points in mind, it becomes quite apparent that React Native development is ideal because it brings the following advantages.

  • Speed – Rapid mobile app development is easily achievable with React Native, which facilitates greater agility and adaptability in a time when these traits are critical for success.
  • Cost – The cost of a single cross platform app is going to be much less than what you can expect to spend on two stand-alone native apps.
  • Reach – A hybrid app can be utilized by more people than a single native app, thereby broadening reach when companies need it most.
  • Versatility – React Native works on iOS and Android, with a seamless appearance / functionality. This means it’s perfect for app overhauls and new mobile app builds.

With more than five years on the market, a number of very popular apps opted to use React Native technology, serving as a testament to the capabilities of this framework. Instagram, Facebook, Tesla and Skype are all examples of React Native apps.

Bridging the Pandemic Gap with Cross Platform Mobile App Development

Cross platform mobile apps provide a greater reach than a single native app, while reducing the amount of time and money spent on maintenance in the long term. This makes cross platform development a popular approach amongst money-conscious companies that are struggling to evolve in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What’s more, it’s fair to assume that many newly-adopted mobile apps will continue to see lots of use, even once the pandemic finally ends. This fact has prompted many companies and organizations to push forward with mobile development projects during an uncertain and tumultuous time.

At 7T, our development team enjoys a challenge, breaking ground with new, innovative technology that drives ROI — whether it’s building a micro app, a traditional mobile app or a comprehensive custom software platform. A leading Dallas software and mobile app development company, 7T integrates cutting-edge solutions into virtually every development project. From mobile app development, to custom software projects such as CRM platforms, SaaS solutions or ERP development, we’re ready to deliver collaborative, multi-phased software development services.

7T maintains offices in Dallas, Houston, Chicago, and Austin, but our clientele spans far beyond Texas and the midwest. If you’re ready to harness the power of a React Native mobile app with today’s most innovative technologies, contact 7T today. 


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Shane Long

As COO and President of 7T, Shane Long brings experience in mobility that pre-dates the term “smartphone” and the release of the first iPhone. His work has helped revolutionize the growth of mobility by bringing to market one of the first graphics processors used in mobile phones, technology that after being acquired by Qualcomm lived well into the 4th generation of smartphones, as well as helped pioneer the first GPS implementations in the segment. With a strong engineering and business background, Shane understands how the rise of mobility and Predictive Analytics is crucial to greater business strategies geared toward attaining competitive advantage, accelerating revenue, and realizing new efficiencies. As the leader of a B2B mobility solutions provider, he partners with business leaders including marketers and product developers to leverage enterprise mobile applications, big data and analytics, and mobile strategy.

Shane earned a B.S. at Texas A&M (whoop!) and studied mathematics as a graduate student at Southern Methodist University.


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