Comparative Analysis of React Native and Angular

Comparative Analysis of React Native and Angular

by Nikki
One of the regular debate of the techno world is going in between React and Angular. Even when both are the front end development languages and introduced by tech giants, you will find the varying opinions of people about them. Angular was released by Google in 2010 as Angular JS and later got re-introduced in the market in 2016 as Angular 2+. When choosing Angular, you’ve to code in Javascript and TypeScript, and it is portable to as Native Script. Whereas, React JS was introduced by everyone’s beloved, Facebook, in 2013. Unlike Angular, ReactJS involves coding by adding the third party libraries and leverages its utility native app development. Both React JS and Angular are Javascript-based languages and are close competitors of one another. They surely have distinct scoring points in different cases. But, if you are looking forward to moving ahead with the project, let me share some of the differentiating points that you must consider before deciding :

  1. What is Language architecture?

Talking about the type of architecture, then both Angular and React, follow the component-based architecture. This clearly states that both of the frameworks involve cohesive ad reusable components. However, React uses the Javascript framework whereas, Angular employes Typescript. This way, Angular found to be less error-prone and more compact.

   2. How quick can you accomplish project development?

Taking up the project depends on the development tenure. React leverages the functionality of distinct libraries for distinct features. Since best libraries are of third – parties, dependency and the research and installation time grows. On the contrary note, Angular enables the command-line interface (CLI). This helps in easy code writing with the help of Typescript. So, when looking for agile development with not so much precision, React can surely be your go-to option.

   3. How flexible is your coding language?

ReactJS offers the flexibility to choose the tools and the libraries that as per the requirement of your app. So, you can customize and select the libraries only that can be helpful for you, at first hand. Earlier with Angular, there was a limited amount of freedom. But, the arrival of Angular 7 (latest version of Angular) you can embed codes in HTML based apps and you can use the same Angular components within another framework. ReactJS still outweighs Angular in terms of flexibility and freedom of language.

   4. How does data binding work for Angular and React?

The term ‘Data Binding’ can be intriguing for you. But, it is a simple connection between the components of the code and changed values. Now, that’s for sure that not every place in your system will be static, especially when we are talking to about the native cross-platform apps. React works on one-way data binding logic, here the UI elements will change only after the change in the model state. However, there will not be any vice-versa changing. On the contrary, Angular employs two-way data binding; i.e., when the model state changes the UI elements going to change and update automatically. Angular can be more efficient to serve the small projects, but such variations can be disastrous for complex projects. If you have a simple and smaller project at your plate, Angular can be the right choice, but another way round can be more helpful for you.

What is the Document Object Model (DOM) employed?

DOM is closely related to the data binding structure. In Angular, change in a single component changes an entire tree and thus is said to have real DOM. Whereas, the react employes virtual DOM. In the virtual DOM, the change of a single component doesn’t affect other parts of the tree. Talking about the speed of the Document Object Model (DOM), then Virtual DOM wins over the real DOM as virtual DOM is found to be faster than the real ones.

How is the mobile experience in either of the frameworks?

ReactJS offers native UI experience; it enables you to customize your native code in Java, Kotlin or Objective C. On the other hand, Angular provides Ionic framework. It allows utilizing the UI components from the available library, and that’s why it offers a web experience, even when inside the app. So, when you are seeking for an outstanding mobile experience for the mobile application, you must count on React.

How easier will it be to keep my app updated with minimum efforts?

Angular makes it easier to keep your app updated as per the industry updates. Let me tell you the reason behind it. AngularJS and even the latest version Angular 7 enables coding in Command Line Interface (CLI). With a few sets of commands, you can update your mobile app without any worries. The two-way binding enables easy updating of all the libraries used inside. For React, transitions with updates is a huge thing. React works with third-party libraries, and thus, a developer needs to check with the individual libraries whether they are compatible with the updates or not. This further enhances the developer’s efforts. In such a case, you can hire a react native developer to help you through this rigorous process. In this case, Angular wins over the React. There are specific pros and cons of every framework. However, each of them can be the right fit for your project in clear cases. So, it would help if you judged upon the factors that are profitable for you as per the project requirement. Hopefully, the above factors can help you decide the framework you need to opt. When frameworks regularly update, you need to stay tuned to adopt the changes as per the trends. The industry standards help you in optimizing your work process and streamline your business. For further discussions about mobile application development for your business, feel free to contact us.  
Learn Android App Development Innovations at I/O 2019

Learn Android App Development Innovations at I/O 2019

by Milan
In today’s world, when every one of you wants to access every information in the blink of an eye; and not want only to enable easy access but also empower your businesses. Google Play Store has undoubtedly helped us for over a decade in building a fantastic community that connected customers with the serving businesses. Do you know that the tech-adorer companies like us upload over 750,000 APKs and app bundles on Play Console in a month? Yes, that’s true. And, with this huge count of app downloads, Google developers community work consistently & strive to offer the best experience. Like every year, in I/O 2019, Google Developer’s Community introduced new features of Google Play that can help you design, develop, and grow your business in surprising ways. When compactness of the app is the ultimate customer requirement, Android App Bundle is helping through the journey. Though the App Bundle was introduced last year, it has significantly improved user experience. With over 80,000 apps and games in app bundles, 11% of installation upliftment was observed. Due to the zeal of the same benefits, we are excitedly sharing new features that you can try for your mobile apps before planning for mobile application development.
  1. Dynamic Features for customizable apps:
When you are downloading the app initially, there are several features you don’t use, but they automatically get downloaded. This occupies a considerable space in your mobile device. The Android app bundles enable uploading data as bundles, and dynamic features allow downloading the features if required. Such a new feature of active data usage has three feature delivery options:
  1. On-demand Delivery: In such a case, you install the elements only when needed, instead of getting them at the time of installation.
  2. Conditional Delivery: It enables your local and device conditions to rule and deliver the app content.
  3. Instant Delivery: Here, you enable the upload of the artifact, and the supported data for that feature get installed automatically.
If you are trying to understand the importance of these features can be, let us share an example, the current entertainment giant, Netflix has an inbuilt customer support option. By enabling it as an on-demand delivery feature, they reported a 33% reduction in their app size. Well, you can understand the benefits of the dynamic functionality this way.

 2.Update your apps without leaving the screen:

Unlike the majority of the scenarios, apps get automatically updated. At times, it can be free Wifi access that acts as a driving force on your app updates, built in-app update features enable two ways app updates:
  1. Immediate Flow: When you just opened the application, and there is the instant update requirement without which your app can’t work efficiently; is the instant update flow pattern. This pattern will never allow you to use the app while update downloads.
  2. Flexible Flow: Unlike immediate flow, flexible download pattern allows the user to use the app while it is getting updated in the background. In this way, you can develop your app initially in a manner to allow either of the update patterns timely as per the design of update launches.

 3.Leverage the benefits of flawless internal testing with enhanced security:

When testing data bundles is a tough task, internal app sharing can make it a matter of a few seconds only. Since, you can upload the information in the chunks, in the form of bundles, Google Play shares the download URL with the testers instantly, so getting version codes and signing keys is not a huge worry for you. With the Android app bundle, you can get the app signing critical upgrades with every launch for all of the new installs. This way, your apps, and the data turn out to be greater strength.
  1. Improve your App rating and app interactions:
Like your website, your application with grow its user base with the time, and you fix hundreds of bugs in every update. We understand that you don’t want to look silly because of some 10-year-old errors and bugs. And, that’s why Google Play Store is now enabling recalculation of your app rating, based on your current version of the app. Also, they have improved the user interaction pattern by allowing suggested replies for the user’s reviews. This keeps you from the trouble of typing it manually. However, you can customize your response or can write it from scratch, as per the user response, whenever needed.
  1. Enhance your targeting experience:
Right from the developed algorithms to leveraging the trending technologies and improving them every time, Google aims at improving user experience, and so it did this time at GDC. Now, Google play store allows the access of the businesses to custom listings with install state. You will get to know the details about your current users, those who haven’t used it for long, and even about those who have uninstalled your app for some reason. You can get such information and utilize it to grow your user base. With Google’s new registration ideas, you can incentivize the players or the users to sign-up for your app notifications, even before the launch. If you are planning to dive into the gaming industry, such features can be fruitful for you. Such features will be custom listing pages for re-registration and pre-registration rewards; such features are easily accessible to all of the developer’s community. It was all about the novel features that Google armed you, with this season of Google I/O 2019. However, if you want to explore every feature, more detail, you can dive with research. When you combine your creativity with these latest features, you can explore new horizons of android app development. Don’t wait now; it’s the time to roll the dice!  
5 Unique Ways to Boost Your App’s Download Count

5 Unique Ways to Boost Your App’s Download Count

by Jitendra
  From ordering the food to playing your favorite games, from accessing content on desktops to sharing global classrooms from anywhere and from downloading songs and movies to streaming them anytime, you want; mobile applications have greatly revolutionized our interaction with each other and with the information. The development in technology has enhanced our craving for getting the things done, right at the moment it's said or asked. So, gone were the days when we use to access desktop computers for everything, especially when you can access the majority of things from your mobile devices. No doubt that our dependability on the technology and especially on the smartphones is grown too much. But, do you think getting a fully functional mobile app for your business is enough to drive profit to your company? Well, to everyone's surprise, the answer is NO!!! It would help if you tried a lot of tactics to let people discover your business app as a solution to their problems. And that's for sure that it will be a fierce competition. Wondering, why? When the apple store alone counts 1000 new apps every day, you can imagine what would be the count of the apps on the play store. That's why you need to follow some novel and creative ideas to attract your potential app users. Let me share five frequently used stunning ideas that you can try to boost the count of app downloads, once done with the mobile app development :

App Store Optimization:

Like SEO for websites, App Store Optimization (ASO) is the crucial factor that can improve the ranking of apps in the play store/app store. If you are worried about the technical prospects behind it, don't worry. It's more a generic and non-technical process to boost your app visibility. Here are specific practical tips you can try to improve the rate of app downloads: App Name: It is always advised to keep your brand name small. However, when naming your mobile app, it's not only about the brand name. You need to follow the app name conventions as well. When calling an app, avoid using special characters and symbols. Add URL-friendly characters to the application title; this makes it easier to search for users. The title of an app must not be more 50 characters for the Play Store, whereas, the count is 30 characters only for App Store. Enrich your app content: After Android app development, you must care for adding justified and high-search volume keywords to the content of your smartphone application. The app content includes title, subtitle, as well as the app description. Unlike websites, you don't have to add a lot of content, but here you need to be precise and accurate. Emphasize more on the first three lines; this will be the reason to fetch readers to go further to read the expanded description. It also improves the ranking of the app in the play store. Add effective screens only: While listing your app on the app store or the play store, you need to add some of the screenshots of your app. You may be thinking that's the most natural thing, but every user doesn't check all of those screenshots before downloading. And, that's why don't add all the screenshots, instead show some 2-3 best screens, at least in the first two images. Such compelling designs can attract customers to download your app.

Cross-platform compatibility:

When designing useful apps is one of the ways to attract new customers and to grow more business, you have to take care of all the platforms on which your customers are available. If you design the cross-platform compatible apps, it will be surely a profitable deal for your business. However, if you enable interoperability, it can be a better idea to gather the larger target. Along with the cross channel, if you allow the cross-device compatibility like accessing the same applications through multiple devices like tablet, smartphones as well as desktops; you can acquire more users.

Introduce your app with complimentary services:

In today's aggressive competition of technology, there are so numerous alternatives to a single problem. In the same way, there are so many apps like yours, so it isn't straightforward for you to grow your business. So, even if you have a sound user base, you need to make people aware of your product. At the same point, if you make your app free initially when you launch, it can be a profitable deal for you. It will add curiosity among users to download the app. We know that getting equal things isn't easy, but believe me that people still get attracted to anything that comes free. Let's trade your app for the email addresses. Yes, the email address is a huge marketing tool. Once collecting them for the free version of your app, you can use them to communicate about your users and educate them about the product features you are offering to them. If you are confused what's more it can bring, well that's the consumer engagement. And, what can be more rewarding than real customers and authentic reviews.

Request your users to share their views:

Getting customer reviews may seem a straightforward idea, but believe us it is not that easy! You can't restrict your customers to review your app anyway. So, even if your app got hundreds of downloads, you can't be sure about getting even ten reviews. But, the review is the real voice of users that the potential buyers consider good enough to trust. The android app algorithms can't justify the need of the customer. User reviews not only help people in downloading the app instead help you in understanding the loopholes of your app. A positive response can be fruitful for your business. It encourages users to review the app and rate it. However, that's not a legal practice to ping customers consistently. You can try to push notifications to ping customers to rate the app. It can be an adequate strategy to enhance user engagement. So, it doesn't matter how fancy app you design, if you don't find results instantly, you need to try other tactics to acquire customers. However, promotional efforts can benefit your business and boost the rate of downloads. From mobile app development to pushing it to the market to acquire success, WeDoWebApps can help you throughout your journey.