The development ecosystem is a complex system with so many different things going on that you’d think not much is noticed here. But you’d be entirely wrong, good sir. Take Reach Native, for example; though a relatively new entrant on the scene, this open-source mobile app development framework has been making much noise. The last we checked, it had already managed to garner more than 1,600 active contributors. Now, this rising popularity means more and more programmers across the globe are taking it up, using it for developing various apps. And that’s decidedly terrific, but the fact remains that a lot of developers out there are still not very well acquainted with the framework.

Of course, every language, every development tool comes with a learning curve. But as we find our way around using React Native to the best of its abilities does not have to mean that the products that we build using it must suffer the brunt. Experts have come to observe that there are inevitable mistakes that seem to be a common theme among a large number of developers working with React Native. These mistakes, in turn, can not only hamper the evolution of one’s skills with the framework, but also take a toll on the final product and, by extension of that logic, the users’ experience as well. Now that’s something no one wants, yes? So, we have put together a list of some of the most common mistakes developers tend to make while building apps with React Native.

  1. Poor redux store planning: When one wants to ensure seamless app management, Redux is the tool they turn to. But what they generally don’t seem to comprehend is that without adequately strategizing its use, Redux will be more of a problem than a help. And yet another essential point to remember here is that the use of Redux necessitates massive coding for even the most trivial changes. Hence, using it is highly unadvised if the app is not too big.
  2. Skipping unit testing: Easily one of the worst mistakes, it is also one of the common mistakes programmers make with React Native because the app can operate without the unit testing as well. But that also means you risk putting out a sub-par, poor quality app in the market. So, just write a unit test and make sure that every aspect of the app is tested to your satisfaction.
  3. Leaving console log statements in the app code: While console log statements are terrific for debugging the app, it is also essential to remove them from the app code eventually. Because not doing so will, at some point, cause the app to slow down.

React Native makes for a great development tool for a variety of reasons, including the fact that it offers cross-platform support and also quite affordable. Just make sure that you avoid mistakes such as the ones listed above. And for more quality assistance, we recommend hiring a vendor who provides exert React Native mobile app development services.

Author's Bio: 

Kaushal Shah manages digital marketing communications for the enterprise technology services provided by Rishabh Software. The article showcase some of the tips and strategies that developers should keep in mind to avoid mistakes while developing a React native app.