8 Reasons Why React is the Best Technology to Develop Kickass Web and Mobile Apps

May 8, 2017 4:49:03 PM



The constant need to improve user-experience is keeping developers on their toes and making them adapt to new technologies and trends that will deliver better results. One such technology that is attracting everyone’s attention due to its impressive features is the React JS. Its popularity can be gauged by the fact that even major apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Netflix, and Instagram are making use of the React JS. So what makes React JS a preferred technology to develop kickass web and mobile apps? We list down 8 top reasons in support of it.

1. Easy to learn and master

Let’s get on with the first things first. Before you can start using a technology to develop the web and mobile apps, you need to get an insight into its basics and understand how it functions in order to leverage its features. React JS is not a full-featured framework but a JavaScript open source GUI library that concentrates on one specific thing and aims to accomplish the task efficiently. It is the V in the MVC (Model-View-Controller) pattern. Any JavaScript developer would find it easy to comprehend the basics of React JS and start developing web apps using this technology within a few days of mastering the docs and tutorials.

2. Simple to write components

React JS makes use of JSX, which is an optional syntax extension to JavaScript. Writing your components becomes much simpler with JSX as it permits you to mix HTML with JavaScript. Due to the fewer number of rules it follows, you can come up with a much cleaner and simpler source as compared to other technologies. JSX may not be the most popular syntax extension that is out there. But it can prove to be quite efficient for developing custom components or high-volume applications.

3. Supports component reusability

Component reusability comes across as a great advantage for developers. React JS allows you to reuse the components developed for some other application that utilizes the same functionality. This will help in decreasing your development efforts while ensuring that your components function in a smooth and flawless manner. As a result, the speed of application development also increases, which saves valuable time of the developers as well as the clients.

4. Allows the creation of isomorphic apps

Isomorphic apps or isomorphic JavaScript enables the use of the same code for both the client-side and server-side components of an application. This is one approach to app development that offers you speed benefit when rendering on the server. It also enhances the possibility of search engines indexing your website pages and offering a better experience for the users. With React JS you can create components that work smoothly on both, the server side and the client side.

5. Performs better due to Virtual DOM

The updating of Document Object Model or DOM often becomes a cause of performance bottleneck in case of web app development. In React JS, you can easily avoid this problem as virtual DOM comes to your rescue. React JS allows you to construct virtual DOM and host it in memory. The advantage of such an action is that whenever any change occurs in the actual DOM, the virtual DOM is changed instantly as it is located in the memory. As such, DOM updates are not carried out on a regular basis and the speed of performance of your app is not compromised due to DOM in any way.

6. Great for SEO

More often than not, developers have to face the issue of JavaScript frameworks not being search engine friendly at all.  This leads to applications developed on JS not being SEO-friendly in most cases. But with React JS, you can overcome this hurdle successfully. React JS enables you to create user interfaces that can be browsed on different search engines.

7. Provides developer tools straight out of the box

React JS was developed keeping the needs of software engineers in mind. That is why React JS comes with a tool set that earns it many brownie points from the developers. React Developer Tools has been designed as a Chrome dev extension. It allows you to observe reactive component hierarchies and check a component’s present state and props.

8. Offers the advantage of JavaScript library

One of the main reasons to opt for React JS for the web and mobile app development is the JavaScript library. As a developer, you are not restricted by the imposition of any templates, patterns, or complex architecture that can act as an obstacle in the process of building your app. It allows you to construct an app the way you visualize it. That is why React JS is steadily gaining popularity among the developers of the web and mobile apps.


If you are a developer who is concerned with single page applications and want to come up with fast, user-friendly, and responsive apps, React application development  is definitely a worthy choice. When you need to develop large-scale apps with frequently changing data, React JS can help you to meet the challenge in a successful manner. Considering the advantages offered by this technology, there is no reason why React JS won’t be welcomed by developers in pursuit of creating advanced web and mobile apps.

Kunwar Jolly

Written by Kunwar Jolly

Digital Consultant at Daffodil Software, Kunwar is an avid reader, tech enthusiast and generally keeps abreast on latest developments in the technology space and their future outlay.