React Js Or React Native For Modern Web Applications & Mobile Apps?

Do you know Facebook, Reddit, and many such top 10 websites are built with React JS? Of these, many are actually web applications that are secure, flexible, and scalable. Easy to use from any device, these web applications facilitate seamless user interaction. Like web applications, engaging mobile apps have also captivated the smartphone users. According to ComScore, younger smartphone users are using mobile apps for more than three hours each day. No wonder, entrepreneurs are now looking for the best technologies to build high-performance web applications and mobile apps.

In the last few years, React Native has emerged as the most preferred choice of developers and entrepreneurs. The robust cross-platform mobile framework facilitates to build native mobile apps while using React js for building components. Many popular brands such as Instagram, Skype, Uber Eats, Walmart, and more have already trusted React Native for their apps (both iOS and Android).

In such a scenario, it would be interesting to explore which one is better among the two for developing modern web applications and mobile apps. Let’s have a quick look.

  • Today, users quickly abandon a site or app for even a delay of over 3 seconds. So, faster-loading speed matters a lot, and React JS and React Native guarantees faster page loading. Didn’t you notice that you can view comments and post reactions on Facebook without any need of reloading the page?


  • Be it web or mobile, the end-user expectation is now high. Users now demand a faster response, rich content, and continual updates. So, faster development is needed to meet these evolving demands. The reusable components of React js and the automatic generation of platform-specific code by React Native offer speed to the development process.


  • Rich user experience is a characteristic of modern web applications and mobile apps. With React.JS which is a front end JavaScript library, one can create engaging and intuitive user interfaces (UI). Also, the React Native ensures better use of the functionalities of each platform, which means developers can offer a seamless experience to the end-user.


The real catch

While React.js is one of the most favored for creating highly-functional web apps, React Native has proved ideal to build mobile apps with a native feel. Both enjoy a large number of users and a growing online community, which further facilitates developers to create web applications and mobile apps that can meet the expectation of users.

To be very precise, both complement each other well and are gaining momentum at a swift pace.



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