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React and React Native by Adam Boduch

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The case for mobile web apps

We spent the previous chapter implementing mobile-first React components. Should you simply forget all of that, now that you know about React Native? No. Not every one of your users is going to be willing to install an app, especially not if you don't yet have a high download count and rating. The barrier to entry is much lower with web applications—the user only needs a browser.

Despite not being able to replicate everything that native platform UIs have to offer, you can still implement awesome things in a mobile web UI. Maybe having a good web UI is the first step toward getting those download counts and ratings up for your mobile app.

Ideally, what you should aim for is the following:

  • Standard web (laptop/desktop ...

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