Here’s How React Native Is Different From ReactJS
Even though React Native and ReactJS are way similar, but there are some differences you need to know before starting your first native mobile application.
Here I’ve put together the difference between both ReactJs and React Native for best understanding:
Set-up | Start-up and Bundling:
As a developer, if you are starting up or setting up a new project using ReactJS, you have bundler to choose like Web pack and you also try to know the bundling modules which are needed for the project. In React Native it is not the case – as it comes with everything you need. Thus it makes starting up a new project quick easy and fast. As you only need a command line to write the code for your native app.
The use of HTML and Styling:
React Native does not use HTML for app rendering but make use of alternative components that work in the same pattern and are translated into their equivalent HTML like <view> to <div> and <text> to something like a mix-up of <span> and <p>.
Creating Animations and gestures:
Navigate between different scenes:
You might be wondering how to navigate between scenes when you are developing your first mobile application. For this, you don’t need to look for an alternative to react-router usually used to transits between pages which could be complicated in some situations and might not give you exactly what you are looking for. But with React Native, you will not encounter all these challenges.
Apart from this, you will notice other differences in the specific codes used on both platforms and the fact that there is no need for installing any developer tool while doing a new project with React Native.