Apps that are designed for a single OS
There’s a number of apps that you can only download on your iPhone or Android device. Weather Timeline, praised as one of the best weather apps is only available on Android. Its creator, Sam Ruston, used Java to build it. On the other hand, there’s Bear, a simple app designed for notetaking and writing. It has several functions that your typical built-in notepad doesn’t have, such as iCloud sync or tying several connected pieces of text (and some other useful stuff!). Built by Shiny Frog, it uses a solution native to iOS.
Apps that are to be maintained over a long period of time
React Native is still in development and has a lot of catching up to do. However, if you plan to build an app with RN and maintain it over a longer period of time, you need to prepare for constant checking whether the platform has been updated and any new components have been added. This is not that much of a disadvantage, as React Native is regularly updated – reportedly, a new version comes out monthly! It’s more of a commitment to keep updating your code. RN may be behind the established mobile app development platforms. However, it doesn’t mean, that it won’t catch up! It might take some time, though.
Despite it not being a one-size-fits-all kind of platform, React Native is still a great and promising programming language. The key thing about it is that it’s still in development and we are yet to see its full potential. The community and the team behind it are great and are working hard to fix bugs and implement updates. On top of that, there’s a plethora of courses on React Native that cover its operations extensively. With such a strong commitment to improving the platform, it’s quite likely that the issues we covered in this article will stop being relevant before you even know it!