React Native has been trending in the tech news for a few years now. Since Facebook officially introduced it as an open source project, many corporations have leveraged it in development. It’s not surprising, as React Native holds a promise of building apps for multiple platforms at the same time. Apps created with React Native nearly always shares most of the codebase. Some apps, like Facebook or Instagram integrate React Native into an existing, native app. Even if only some of your codebase is shared between different operating systems, it still can provide a save of time and, in consequence, money. But how does it stack up against Swift in practice?
React Native is becoming extremely popular in mobile development among small companies and well-established enterprises. We’ve also seen a big interest in React Native coming from our clients, so we decided to conduct a small study to see what’s behind the framework’s success.