React Native supports application development on either iOS or Android platforms. React Native is a community driven framework that was initially developed by Facebook to support applications in the iOS environment, but with a host of dedicated developers the framework was extended to provide support to Android applications as well.
The component rich React Native framework allows developers to build apps that feature a flexible, web-based approach as compared to hybrid application frameworks, with lower dependency on elements like WebView. Applications developed with React Native function on the same lines as native applications with components that add parallel user interface and functional features on both Android as well as iOS apps.
React Native helps developers to upgrade existing applications to current versions by adding to the existing codebase of a native or hybrid mobile application.
React Native allows for enhanced productivity as this framework supports quick and agile application development with elements that improve app performance via Document Object Module (DOM) abstraction in addition to other simplified coding techniques.
React Native framework is steadily rising as a preferred framework for mobile applications development as an increased number of 3rd party plugins assist in the development of an effective end product for both iOS and Android platforms.
Code reuse in addition to React Native components allows enterprises to save on costs with the added advantage of the framework supporting the deployment of mobile applications on iOS and Android platforms.
Changes made while coding mobile applications can be immediately observed in the application environment owing to the Hot Reloading as well as Live Reload capabilities integrated with the React Native framework.
The modular and intelligent interface integrated with React Native adds flexibility to the development process allowing different teams to handle application development.