Launching Further and Faster with React Native
Rather than needing specialized engineering talent to build iOS apps in Swift or Objective-C and build Android apps in Java, Headway chose to invest in making React Native one of our core competencies. This technology, born from Facebook, is one of the fastest growing and universally accepted ways of building cross-platform and truly native apps.
Unlike competing tech you may have heard of including PhoneGap or Cordova, React Native compiles down to a fully native app-store installable app. It’s so good, users have no idea it isn’t written in Swift or Objective-C because the app that comes out the other end performs exactly they same way. Afterall, it is native!
Anytime you target more than one platform the investment in development is larger, but with our simultaneous platform build approach through React Native, we were able to effectively launch to both iOS and Android apps for a much smaller overall investment saving Scott over 50% of what it would have taken to build iOS and Android apps independently. Updates and tweaks are faster, too! Using a cross-platform technology means changing the way the app works allows both platforms to receive the benefit while the code only had to be updated once.