Team Armentum / 25 days ago
Introduction: What is React Native?
Getting Started on React Native:
Getting started on a new app from scratch takes quite some time, but things are different and easy with React Native. There are many open-source React-Native boilerplate projects and UI starter kits available. The developers have to write merely a few lines of codes and they are good to go with these starter kits. These kits have been crafted for both iOS and Android platforms and are perfect about tooling, patterns and development practices.
React-Native Starter Kits:
Pepperoni is a blueprint for building cross-platform mobile experiences rapidly with ready-to-use integrated building blocks for common mobile app features. The Pepperoni blueprint is crafted on a solid foundation using modern architecture and industry’s best practices.
NativeBase is a free and open source framework that enables developers to build high-quality mobile apps using React Native iOS and Android apps with a fusion of ES6. NativeBase builds a layer on top of React Native that provides us with a basic set of components for mobile application development. This helps developers to build world-class application experiences on native platforms.
3. Webpack Starter Kit:
Simple asset pipeline for seed apps built with React Native. Provides static code linting using ESLint and build output in the same console window, and source maps for debugging in the browser. Nonprescription in terms of test frameworks and Flux implementations.
Este is a development stack for React universal apps. It has a universal architecture where the stack is the same for browsers, mobile and server. Este is perfect even for plain static pages. One can gracefully add any platform later.
Snowflake supports hot reloading of its state. Using Redux and Immutable, the state of the application is testable with Jest.
One can choose any of these starter kits and jump easily into the mobile app development world. React-Native is seeing an overwhelming response from the community of mobile app developers around the world.
Mobile developers can integrate React Native as a part of their application, take advantage of the web-inspired development workflow, and choose to integrate the library on a larger scale if needs are.
React Native is not a cross-platform development framework by any means, the philosophy behind it is “Learn once, write anywhere”. While a developer might end up sharing some code across platforms, but there will always be code he may need to re-implement depending on the platform he is targeting.