According to a recent comScore study, 65% of digital media time is spent on mobile while the desktop has turned into a secondary touchpoint. In 2016, the App Store’s revenues reached 28 billion dollars and the developers have earned over 20 billion dollars from the sale of applications.

Mobile Apps continue to be the first point of access for people to services, products and information and brands and companies need to activate a mobile contact point with their consumers and stakeholders.

Developing a mobile app often involves a considerable amount of resources as it is necessary to program the application at least twice, one for Android and one for iOS, and a third for Windows Phone. If you want to create a native app, in case you are satisfied with not particularly brilliant performances you can opt for a hybrid approach using React JS which is the most often used road for the development of multiplatform applications.

React JS: The First Choice

React is a Javascript library to create graphical interfaces also called View through an efficient system of components. This library has been such a huge success that it has created around itself a real ecosystem of developers and companies that use it and release additional modules and components through NPM. The nature of React is highly descriptive, so much so as to have been the first library to successfully exploit the functional JavaScript APIs; the React components are in fact a representation in a sort of HTML.

Working with Agile

We work in Agile. A methodology that is based on continuous interaction with the stakeholders whose satisfaction is crucial for the success of the app and for the development of the organization.

Scrum is the most widespread Agile method, particularly suitable for complex and innovative projects. It is a framework, a particular set of practices which divides the process of managing a project in sprint to coordinate the process of product development with the needs of the client. An iterative process in which the sprints last from 2 to 4 weeks.

The theory behind this method is that of empirical control of processes(empiricism), according to which knowledge derives from experience and on the other hand, decisions are based on what is known. For this reason it is expected an iterative process with an incremental approach that optimizes, step by step (and sprint after sprint), predictability and risk control.

Estimate Time and Cost to Build with ReactJS

Native applications can offer the most rewarding experiences with both in revenue streams and in the experience for your users but can be expensive. HTML5 applications can offer a “sufficient” experience, but they can leave users feeling like they’re losing something. Hybrid applications are a good compromise between costs and result, because with a use of frameworks such as React you can design well and create an effective user experience on all platforms.

The Cost to Hire React js Developer can vary from about $15 per hour (react developer hourly rate of self-employed/freelance with little experience) to around $35 per hour (consultancies and specialized agencies with experience).

Take Away

It is not unusual for the strategy, the concept, the user experience and the design to occupy as much time as it takes to develop even for customers who have a clear vision of what they want. Often, the concept, the design experience and the interface require more time and energy. So while many people ask for an app for multiple platforms, Bacancy Technology recommends to develop with ReactJS.

About the Author

Chandresh Patel is a founder & M.D at Bacancy Technology. He is a founder of vision and mission of Bacancy Technology and constructed work ethics @bacancytech to achieve that vision and mission. He oversees Business development, day to day execution of strategic planning and he also looking after customer service delivery. Right now his main focus is on expanding his business globally and he is putting all his efforts to make his company known worldwide.