Using expo vs traditional react-native for development

React Native is a framework for building native mobile apps using JavaScript and React, whereas Expo is a set of tools and services built around React Native that aims to make it easier to develop, deploy and manage React Native apps.

Here are some pros and cons of using React Native and Expo:

React Native:


  • Gives full control over the app development process.
  • Allows customization of the app to the full extent.
  • Provides access to native APIs.


  • Requires additional setup time to configure the project and development environment.
  • May require more complex programming for some features, depending on the scope of the project.
  • Deployment and management of the app may require additional effort.



  • Provides a more streamlined development experience, making it easier to get started.
  • Offers a wide range of pre-built components and modules, saving development time and effort.
  • Simplifies deployment and management of the app.


  • May not provide access to all the native APIs, which may limit the scope of the project.
  • Limits the customization of the app to some extent.
  • May require additional effort for more complex features.

As for best practices, some common tips for developing React Native and Expo apps include:

  • Writing clean and organized code.
  • Minimizing the number of third-party libraries and modules.
  • Following a consistent coding style.
  • Testing the app thoroughly before deployment.
  • Optimizing the app’s performance for better user experience.
  • Following best practices for security and data privacy.

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