At Quokka Labs, React Native is a popular open-source UI framework used by our in-house developers to build premium-quality digital products for our clientele. React Native is bliss to learn from scratch if you are coming from a web development background. Given your basics are rock solid with Javascript, HTML, and CSS; we don’t see any reason for it to get hard on you to learn React Native. 

However, if you do not belong to the web development sphere, there’s no need to panic either. The journey of becoming a React native app developer still is very much within your reach. Via adopting a structured approach to learn its fundamentals and doing timely revisions, it’s definitely not a hard nut to crack. That’s one of the reasons why it’s an extensively used (and loved!) tech framework after Flutter among the majority of mobile app developers. 

But the only way to find success in this career without reaching a dead-end is to practice! (today, tomorrow, and for the rest of your life as a developer!) 

So before you aim for the sky, why not get your hands on the low-hanging fruits first! 

This blog will take you through 4 amazing app ideas you can start practicing to magnify your skill as an aspiring/beginner react developer. 

Remember, it can be overwhelming at first to look at the list, but don’t undervalue your abilities just yet! Giving a shot at developing these apps is surely going to be worth the efforts! 

The below-mentioned react native app development exercises will not only make you a more skilled developer but also help you polish your existing coding abilities that are needed to take an app from ordinary to remarkable. 

Are you ready to shift gears? 

Let’s go!

1. Notes App

To release all your anxiety and ditch the craving for perfection, it’s better to start building something straightforward, isn’t it? And so, one of the most simplest and comfortable apps to get started on React Native is a note-taking app. Don’t think of it as too monotonous an app idea to start working on. As once you start getting the hang of coding the basic elements like text fields, menus, and forms, you will soon want to push yourself further to take turns with complex features. 

Take inspiration from react native app development processes which is followed to make apps like Microsoft Notes, Google Docs, and Evernote. They have an extremely simple user interface which gets the job done of taking notes quite well. Finally, when you get swift with the basics, start by creating a timer or reminder feature that takes you out of your comfort zone. 

When you begin coding a notes app, you will expose yourself to things like- figuring out navigation, integrating social sharing options, gaining a sense of UI elements like button swipe, save, etc. Not only this but you will also get equipped with using a serverless platform similar to AWS, setting a visual code to make coding less hectic, including push notifications and exploring dark mode on mobile applications as well as web applications. Sounds fun right! 

2. Books App

Another mobile application to spin-off like “Kindle” or “Books” in your original version can be beneficial to make yourself familiarize with the basic functions of React Native in approaching mobile app development in general. To take it up a notch, you can also include an audio version to listen to your beloved books, more like an audiobook. 

Once done with connecting the basic user flow, you can make the app more vibrant via adding a few compelling attributes like book clubs, chat options, book critique sessions, events, and so on. You can also attempt to publish the app to a live platform like App Store or Play Store to challenge yourself to deploy a digital product. And obviously, figure out how to overcome the complications you confront. 

Sky’s the limit, really! Get creative and soon you will see yourself in a position that makes you proficient and familiar with concepts like- arrays, dictionaries, firebase, UI, flex layout, basic and advanced navigation, etc.

3. Dating App

Any mobile app development company or a web application development company can admit, creating a social app can be challenging as well as fun when getting started with React Native. Building a product with your conscience and experiencing what it feels like to be at the backend side of things will force you to think like a product developer instead of only a consumer. It will not only pump you up but also get your creative juices flowing! 

On that note, remember to lose all the pressure of making it perfect because you are only practicing! The goal to take up this project is to get your hands dirty, brains alert, get better and converge on areas to improve. You don’t have to put in all the minute details, incorporating even the basic ones will teach you a lot!

For example, you can get started with developing introductory screens like a user registration page or a login page. Once you feel the momentum kicking in, start with coding a dash more intricate screens like homepage, menus and navigation, chat pages, etc. 

The learning curve will be steep but you will get a good hang of juggling around social plugins, app navigation, app integrations, user location management, and so on.

4. Food Ordering App

Wish to build mobile applications or web applications that’s lip-smacking good? Try to fill the shoes of developers and take a swing at creating a look-alike app like that of Zomato and Swiggy! Best design ideas are generated and are produced when you copy ethically to think like the development team of million-dollar worth companies. 

Also, don’t restrict yourself to including features that we can already find in the existing food ordering apps. Instead, take a leap, cook something fresh in your mind, and include a feature that’s truly out of the box. Brainstorm how you can make the user flow simpler, try coding pages that have food carousels, incorporate interactive animations, put an option to search with a picture of your favourite dish, and so on. Basically, try anything which hasn’t been done yet! 

How will it help you in improving your current react native skills? You will get accustomed to setting up your react native coding environment, building flat lists, styling UI components, and elements, managing CRUD operation, data storage, and whatnot.

Made Up Your Mind Yet?

Mobile applications and web applications like Instagram, Facebook, Wix, Walmart, and Bloomberg are all into action with the robust React Native framework. This is enough to explicate to you how profitable and intuitive an app can turn out to be if you know how to utilize this platform to the best of its potential.

Most mobile app development company and web application development company still rely on this particular platform to increase the satisfaction rate among their clients and customers.  

Now that you have a list of all the possible app projects we brainstormed for you to get started with, all you’ve got to do is now start building your app!

But if you are someone on the lookout for a proficient mobile app development company or web application development company, you need to look no further!

Quokka Labs also builds apps for iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS. What sets us apart is the experience of our developers–and the time we spend learning about your industry and mobile strategy. We are a high-calibered affordable react native app development company. Our developers are experienced, and you can expect high-quality work.

We also provide guidance on the technical aspects for your app idea, so you can launch it sooner with a lower budget and in less time with results that exceed expectations.


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