Bridging Differing Perspectives on React Native App Development Cost

We have a fairly mature, open-source and cost-effective strategy for app development across platforms, let's determine underlying factors that affect RN App Development Cost!

React Native is a JavaScript-based framework for rendering Android and iOS applications. It is preferred due to the ease of development, easy loading, high performance and cost reduction due to its ability to run across platforms.

Why Do Businesses choose to Create a React Native App?

The most preferred option to make use of React Native is because it saves cost, time, staff and a lot of other resources. This technology adopts some of the modern and traditional methods for the development of a cross-platform or hybrid mobile app development.
React Native (RN) has pre-defined libraries, programming dialects and code structure that makes it flexible enough to gel up with any new technology for cross-platform app development.

It prohibits the need to re-compile the entire application after making any changes. In case two windows are opened simultaneously, one for UI and another for coding, then, any changes done in the code window will reflect in UI directly and can be seen live. This is made possible via Hot reloading and live reloading feature.

Some famous applications that are making use of React Native are Skype, UberEats, Tesla, Airbnb, Tencent QQ, Instagram, SoundCloud Pulse, Walmart, Baidu Mobile, etc.

What does the development team say about React Native App Development Cost?

React Native turns out to be a very cost-effective option in case of strict time and budget constraints. React Native is one of the most cost-effective frameworks for those who are on a strict budget and wish to have a fully-functional app with medium to high complexity to run across platforms. Normally, the hourly charges range between $15 to $25 in India. These figures vary according to the following factors:

  • demographics,
  • available skillsets,
  • experience of developers,
  • the complexity of apps – Deployment Architecture Model,
  • development of Admin Panel,
  • Third-Party Integration,
  • Use of Device’s In-Built Features,
  • Integration with the Enterprise/Legacy System,
  • features to be included,
  • Integration with Enterprise Systems,
  • Maintenance and Support,
  • the pricing of all the distribution channels that deploy your app,
  • including user authorization,
  • adding custom add-ons,
  • in-app purchases, app category,
  • The attached complexity of development can vary according to native and cross-platform app development; e.g.: creating a Native IoT application is easy while creating the same application in hybrid or cross-platform can be equally difficult.
  • Besides, user-interface design – a well-articulated user flow, making use of timed animation and transitions to move from one screen to another
  • Maintenance of App which includes app updates, design changes, bug fixes (The app maintenance cost estimate is usually calculated yearly as 20% of the complete app development project)
  • Size of the team
  • Location of the agency

Common Facts about React Native App Development Cost

React Native does not mean we should use Javascript for everything. Other way around, React Native also does not mean we shouldn’t use Native for anything. Coding React Native is 33% times faster than Swift. Developing an app in both Android as well as in iOS at the same time will require two teams and at least 2 months, that will work concurrently on each platform, for an app of medium complexity. Although React Native lacks certain wrappers for some native modules, and find a ready npm package to solve your problems, there are chances that developers will have to build the required module yourself or hack some existing libraries to reach the expected result.

Writing applications in React Native saves a lot of development time and effort as it becomes easy to scale the application for multiple platforms.

As with few native technologies that were quite prominent a few years back like Ionic, Cordova, and PhoneGap that used to be perfect and cost-effective options for native app development, React native turns out to be an effective alternative to come up to user’s expectations for accessing multiple devices.

Thus, better performance, better user interface feel and better community support remain three major determining factors as social proof for React Native’s reliability across platforms.

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Neeti Kotia

Neeti Kotia

Neeti got her master's degree in software engineering in 2009 and has been working since for software companies of all sizes as a technical writer. What started as a high school passion has now been converted into a serious profession. She has a special knack of learning from all verticals and imbibing the extracts into her writing. She enjoys learning technical aspects of writing from her tasks where her experience and understanding are most impactful.



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