If you are planning to experiment with mobile app development or you have a ready-made business idea, using React Native development is a good option in 2022, especially if you already have experience with such a framework before. In this article, we share a few critical moments that will help you understand the basic concepts of React Native from our point of view.
React Native dev is successfully used by some of the world’s leading mobile applications, such as Instagram, Facebook, Skype, etc.
There are several reasons for the global popularity of the framework:
Developers have created several strategies that will help you make the most of all the features of React Native. Let’s talk about the most popular ones.
It’s important to know that React doesn’t define a correct way to organize files and leaves it to the developer’s discretion. However, there are a couple of examples of popularly used structures:
The high-level packages represent the different application «layers» in PBL, including components, actions, reducers, etc.; they are grouped into categories.
There is no modularity in PBL, and the separation-by-concerns are vague. Every package contains elements that are usually not closely related to each other. Such a structural approach is one of the main reasons causing tight coupling. It’s not only a deal for large-scale projects with high performance. It isn’t easy to make feature toggle with PBL, because we often have to interact with features and close coupling in the codebase.
A more rational solution is to organize files by features (PBF). Features-related files should be kept together; it improves readability within a module and reduces dependency between packages.
PBF help to solve some PBL problems:
PBF is more accessible to scale than PBL so that each team may work on its features without code conflicts.
Sometimes React Native dev writes long components with a bunch of logic, and when another programmer wants to make changes to the code, it can take many hours or even days.
It is essential that React should be only responsible for rendering the UI, while redux or exported utils functions/classes provide logic control. Logic outside of the component can be specified in a particular file to ensure:
Ideal data flow provides redux middleware.
On both Android and iOS, users can choose a big/small font. If the developers don’t consider such a possibility, it can lead to letters being cut off and words disappearing. Instead of assuming people won’t enlarge their text, we recommend designing for the largest. It allows finding a solution for all mobile intermediate sizes.
Don’t also forget most of the text should contrast with the background.
Animations are critical to creating a great user experience. Stationary objects must overcome inertia as they start moving on our mobile screens. Animations let convey physically believable motion in your interface. React Native provides two complementary animation systems: Animated API to concisely express a wide variety of engaging animation and interaction patterns, and Layout Animation to deal with global layout transactions.
However, built-in registrations have some drawbacks. To eliminate them, we recommend using additional software:
React Native is a great solution to build mobile apps with animation that will run smoothly regardless of the platform or system they’re running on. It is a framework loved by companies and developers alike.
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