Process of Converting a Native Android or iOS app to a React Native App

Process of Converting a Native Android or iOS app to a React Native App

It is very essential, that your app runs across multiple mobile operating systems. Because this ensures customer satisfaction and ease of use. Also, the app should run properly across all the platforms. If the design is consistent, then it’s a big plus. For developing such apps, in a cost-effective and much more efficient use, you need to shift from the traditional Native Platform Mobile App Development to React Native Mobile App Development. And for that matter, there are numerous companies out there which offer these services.

Let’s start with the basics of Mobile App Development and then dig deep into the conversion of Native Apps into a React Native Mobile App.

Why do you need a Mobile Application?

It is a modern technology which helps to increase your sales many more times. Your target customers find it easier to use mobile applications for connecting, buying, getting updates about products, details of your products and services, etc. You can also take care of customer service and feedbacks through your mobile application. Your Mobile Application can also bring in extra income through in-app advertisements, product and service promotions and create your distinct brand identity in the market.

Why do you need a Multi-Platform Mobile App?

Cloud storage integration is easier: Multi-Platform Apps have different extensions which are easier to integrate with the cloud storage. This helps you to increase the scalability of the app.

2. The original code can be reused: Multi-Platform Apps, such as those created on React Native Mobile App Development platform, run efficiently across multiple operating systems. The original code is used to create apps for other platforms, without having the need to write different codes for different platforms all over again.

3. Saves the overall cost of Mobile App Development: When we build Multi-platform mobile apps, we are significantly reducing our cost of app development. This is because-

Multi-platform apps are created within less time, by reusing the original code to create apps for other platforms.

Developers require fewer efforts to create multi-platform mobile apps using high-tech SDKs (Software Development Kit) like React Native.

These apps are way more efficient and profitable than single-platform apps.

Multi-platform apps ensure consistency and they run smoothly across different operating systems.

4. Easier error detection and app maintenance: Multi-platform apps are simpler to deploy and easier to maintain. Also, it is an easier process to detect and rectify errors in the codebase.

5. Faster App Development Process: Developers can create mobile apps faster and smoother using React Native Mobile App Development SDK. How? Because of the single code base, faster reloading, easier error rectification, etc.

6. Larger target customer reach: Such apps can increase business reach to many folds, because of large mobile phone users on both Android and iOS. Customers like consistent and smoothly running apps. The apps can also be customizable and personalized according to the app users and target customers.

Here are the pre-cursors to Mobile App Development.

  • Identify business goals and problems.
  • Find and state the solutions to those problems.
  • Analyze the market and your competitors.
  • Create a working list of the required app functions and features.
  • Develop Wire-frames and use cases.
  • Test and revise your Wire-frames.
  • Select the app development approach and service.
  • Start building your app.
  • Collaborate with other departments and designers.
  • App testing and security
  • App Launch and promotion.
  • Customer feedback and regular updating and maintenance of the app.

Process of Developing Multi-Platform Mobile Apps

1. Choose the right mobile app development SDK.

The first and most important step for the app development process is the selection of the right mobile app development software which suits your budget, app details, and other requirements. One of the most efficient ones is React Native Mobile Application Development SDK which incorporates all the qualities of a smooth and efficient multi-platform mobile app using cost-effective measures.

2. User Interface of the app

A smooth and efficient User Interface is one that helps the customers to prefer your app and your company over others. The app design, features, and functions should be related and really useful for the users. The developers and designers should be able to work and coordinate together over the User Interface of any app.

3. Deciding on Trustworthy Cross-Platform Application Modules

Using cross-platform application modules minimizes the development time and offers sufficient availability to native SDKs.

4. Customized API technology

For developing projects who have a medium size, or for the projects which have similar requirements and are built, you can use an API for building apps that are platform-specific. You need to customize your API so that it meets the specific platform needs.

5. The last steps involve:

Implement the features of multiple platforms

Testing of the app for its working and security

Getting distributing permissions for your app and paying fees for distributing through the Apple App Store, Google Play store, etc.

Now, we will come to the final point of this Article.

How can we convert an already existing Native Android or iOS app to a React Native App?

Firstly, let us introduce you to the React Native App Development SDK.

It was developed in 2016 by Facebook. The programming languages used by React are Python, Java, JavaScript, C++, Objective-C, and Objective-C++. Soon after its launch, React Native held its position within the list of top 3 mobile app development SDKs in the market. Most of the developers use it for converting native apps into different React Native cross-platform apps.

It is a simple task for the developers to implement React Native features to any native mobile app. Based on the operating system, Android (Java), iOS (Objective C), iOS (Swift), you can start the conversion process:

For iOS (Objective C)–A simple way for mobile app developers to integrate React Native features into an iOS app.

  • Create a structure of the directory.
  • Create React Native dependencies
  • Select the React Native features which you want in your app and add those features as dependencies.
  • Create React Native features in JavaScript only.
  • Add a React Native container to your iOS app.
  • Activate React Native Server.
  • Execute the Application.
  • Test and authorize your app's functioning for expected results.

React Native App Development Services is your best option for developing or converting multi-platform mobile apps. You just have to find the most suitable service according to your budget, location, requirements, language, and time.

About Author

DC Kumawat

DC Kumawat is the CEO of Orion InfoSolutions, a leading provider of IT solutions to businesses of all sizes. He has over 12+ years of experience in the IT industry. He is a passionate advocate for the use of technology to improve business performance. In his spare time, DC Kumawat enjoys spending time with his family and reading. He is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events.

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