The idea of an app can strike at any time, such as the need to receive help in everyday tasks or to entertain people. It can also be the next stage of an existing concept (transform a web page into an app for example). If you want to give life to your project, it is more likely to be a true marketing product or a business (or at least a part).

There is a misconception that it takes a lot of time, effort and money to develop a mobile application. Well this is a thing of past. Now we have such easy to build technologies that makes a mobile app affordable in less time and money.

There are several JavaScript frameworks and React Native is the one we recommend for hybrid app development. It is very easy to develop cross-platform mobile applications with React frameworks and libraries. The major advantage is that you have to write a single version of your application, and it will work on iOS or Android or both.

Certainly, as for any business, setting goals requires an analytical look at the project.

We are Agile

Among many agile methodologies, we use the Scrum framework as it provides a dynamic process for every stage of the project. The Scrum based projects are executed in iterations, called sprints and end with two other events:

  • The sprint review (Sprint Review), where we demonstrate the project
  • The Sprint Retrospective, in which the team sharpens their processes by reflecting on the learning we had in that cycle.

Development is accompanied by daily standing meetings, called Daily Scrum.

Our sprint can last any unit of time, but the recommendation is that shorter ones take a week and longer ones a month. When our team sets a Sprint duration pattern, it is usually used for all project iterations. The sprints are successive, and so the following is only started at the end of the previous one.

We work with incremental development processes. We do code testing, validate our code according to the W3C quality standards regulations and adapt our databases to the normal forms. In addition, we study every day to improve our skills designing software.

Why React Native?

As an Introduction, Facebook published the Android version of React Native after creating the first app with this technology. The app in question was called Ads Manager and was also the first app created for iOS. Both versions stand out for having great performance unlike apps created with PhoneGap or Ionic that also use web technology. According to Facebook, it took 6 months to create the iOS version and 3 months the Android version.

How was it possible to create a multi-platform application with that performance in low cost and in such a short time?

Estimate Time and Cost to Build with React Native

React is a new web technology, ie javascript + html + css, you have to learn a new “framework” but with the same languages as always for a web developer. However, someone who manages the React/Flux stack is one step away from becoming a mobile developer. The same developer (or group of developers) that implemented the web version can grab the code, modify the views and create the iOS version, then modify them again and create the Android version.

The type of application you wish to develop may change depending on the amount of content you have and how much control you want to have over the entire process.

It is one of the most important factors and react native developer hourly rate can vary from about $15 per hour (self-employed/freelance with little experience) to around $35 per hour (consultancies and specialized agencies with experience).

For lack of a better analogy, React is often explained as the view (V) of a MVC Web framework and according to Facebook solves a big problem: create large applications with Data that changes over time. The big difference of React versus similar technologies is that it mixes HTML directly with javascript, challenging years of “good practices”.

It is important to realize that you can get applications very quickly as fast as 3 weeks if you know exactly what kind of application you want to develop. The Cost to Hire React Native Developer also depends upon the complexity of features of the app.

Take Away

The Hybrid mobile apps are clearly a cutting-edge subject where specialization and experience make this technology the medium to meet our client’s requirements and solve business problems.

At Bacancy Technology, we are passionate about the multi-platform mobile world that is why we have more than 7 years of experience in the development of mobile applications. Our path started with web applications, through native mobile apps, and today we come to the technologies that are trending in the market such as React Native and React JS. We work strategically by making available all its experience in the development of React based mobile applications, venturing with the client, on the road to success and moving it ahead of its competitors.

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.