Android App Development · MVP Development

Is it faster to code the MVP version of an Android app in React Native or in Native Android?

Vincent Roye I'm a developer looking for a startup to join

May 16th, 2018

I'd like to hear your opinion for 2 different cases :

  • The developer only knows Java and Javascript but has no experience in mobile app programming.
  • The developer already has the same experience level in React Native and in Native Android.

Gary Zhang SaaS Veteran / Product Owner / Entrepreneur

Last updated on May 17th, 2018

Definitely faster on React Native if you have a hybrid team especially many of them are web developers. RN components are mature enough for most of requirements of an app.

Jenny Kwan Co-Founder and Technical Lead of Woodlamp Technologies

May 17th, 2018

In case 1, server-side Java? What's the focus? "Java" means nothing. Same with "JavaScript". ECMAScript 6 and beyond? How about JSX?

In case 2, just ask them. Someone who is experienced with both can tell you which tool they'll be quicker with.

IMHO, React Native (with Redux) is always faster, but I'm an FP person, so I'm biased.

Gautam Lakum Co-founder of SprintCube • Digital Product Designer • I build better digital products, faster.

May 18th, 2018

As per my experience, it depends what kind of features you're going to build. If the UI/UX and features are too fancy, the Android Native is going to get you things done faster than the React Native. Because Android Native has a rich community and 3rd-party libs. React Native would lack on that part.

If the app is not that rich UI/UX and features point of view, React Native is your best option.