React Native vs. Native App Development: What to Expect in 2022

React Native vs. Native App Development: What to Expect in 2022
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31 January 2022

The debate between native app development and cross-platform development has been the subject of fierce debate among developers in recent years, with many choosing to develop native apps despite their greater cost and lower ability to scale. The question on everyone’s minds is whether this will continue to be the case in 2022. This article looks at the current state of affairs and predicts what developers can expect from native app and cross-platform development over the next few years. Read on to see what React Native vs Native App Development: Pros and Cons in 2022 may look like over the next few years.

The Foundation for the Future of Mobile Apps

In recent years, we’ve seen a dramatic rise in popularity of React Native apps and a slight increase of Swift (iOS) and Kotlin (Android) development over native app development. This is simply because tools have become better, making development easier and faster than ever before with high levels of UI consistency across all platforms — iOS, Android, and web applications. With these changes comes an increase demand for cross-platform developers who can build for multiple platforms simultaneously without losing quality or speed.

Advantages for app developers

Using React native gives app developers a huge advantage because you can create apps that work on both iOS and Android using just one codebase. You don’t have to learn Java, Objective-C or Swift if you are developing an Android app and if you know JavaScript well enough, then you can build for both platforms without knowing a new language entirely!

Disadvantages for app developers

Some experts claim that developing an app through React Native is more expensive and takes longer than developing a native app, while others assert that they’re essentially on par. It all depends on your familiarity with React and React Native, and whether you choose to learn just one or both of these languages/frameworks.


React Native and native apps each have pros and cons, depending on your needs. As for what’s going to happen over the next three years? The future is impossible to predict, but there are some general trends worth keeping an eye on. I think it’s safe to say that React Native will continue its growth trend; whether or not hybrid apps overtake native apps completely is a different question altogether—that, as they say, remains to be seen.

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