React Native is the native version of the popular JavaScript library – ReactJS, maintained by the developers at Facebook and Instagram.

Majority of the React Native APIs are cross-platform, which means that your one component will work on both iOS and Android. You can develop complete, full-blown applications that look, run and feel native – without writing a single line of platform-specific code.

React Native makes the process of developing mobile apps much faster. There’s a huge developer community supporting React, and being an open source project – it has a lot of components available for use. We’ve seen development times drop by around 30% using open source components.

Using Redux – the state management tool has also helped reduce development times drastically. Creating one shared data layer for both iOS and Android makes it faster, with lower chances of failure.