Walmart Labs open sources its tool for bringing React Native to existing mobile apps

  • With Electrode, the company’s Walmart Labs division open sourced the React-based framework that powers Walmart.com’s frontend and today the same group is also launching Electrode Native, its tool for bringing React Native to existing native apps on iOS and Android.
  • The basics idea here is that Electrode Native allows large companies like Walmart to take their existing apps and slowly migrate parts of their code to React Native, Facebook’s open source framework for building native apps in JavaScript.
  • React Native simply becomes a third-party library that’s used in the native app and the React Native code then lives in what Walmart Labs calls an “Electrode Native MiniApp.”
  • This approach also means developers can write their code for iOS and Android once (Walmart currently develops an iOS and Android app for all of its main brands) and maybe most importantly, that React Native code inside the app can be updated over the air without forcing users to download…
  • Walmart’s developers first used Electrode Native to update the shopping cart section of the Walmart mobile app.

Walmart is placing a big bet on React Native. With Electrode, the company’s Walmart Labs division open sourced the React-based framework that powers..
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Why React Native is the Best Choice for Making Native Apps

  • The React Native CLI lets you start a new native app project that will work on both iOS and Android.
  • One of my favorite features of React Native app development is live reload.
  • React Native builds upon React’s philosophy of “Learn once, write anywhere,” making it easy for React web developers to build native apps.
  • Composable unified UI codebases, instant app updates, and better development tooling make React Native the better way to make native apps.
  • And if you want to check out a great example of a React Native app for data visualization, Victory UI Explorer by Angela Nicholas is one of my favorite Formidable projects.

Composable unified UI codebases, instant app updates, and better development tooling make React Native the better way to make native apps.
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What Makes React Native the Future of Hybrid App Development?

What Makes React Native the Future of Hybrid App Development? (May-2017)

  • Presently, numbers of mobile app developers have started using React Native to develop mobile apps.
  • When a mobile app developer starts developing apps using specific platform and programming language such as Java for Android or Swift/Objective-C for iOS, the application is known as a native.
  • All About The Benefits of React Native Useful in Hybrid App Development

    Highly Portable

    Facilitates developer to port almost half of the app code to another platform.

  • Conclusion

    React Native is popularly used for hybrid app development due to its number of benefits.

  • Reusability of code, highly portable, focused UI, compatibility for third party app integration as well as enhance the efficiency of developers has made react native popular for Hybrid app development.

React Native is popularly used for hybrid app development due to its number of benefits. Check out why it is good for your next hybrid app development project.
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Why Use React JS for Fast Interactive User Interfaces? — SitePoint

Why Use #React #JS for Fast Interactive User Interfaces?  #reactjs #webdev #javascript #jsx

  • The Virtual DOM is at the core of what makes React fast at rendering user interface elements and their changes.
  • Each time there are changes to the underlying data in a React app, React creates a new Virtual DOM representation of the user interface.
  • This is where efficient diff algorithms, batching DOM read/write operations, and limiting DOM changes to the bare minimum necessary, make using React JS and its Virtual DOM a great choice for building performant apps.
  • Our First 50,000 Stars — Vjeux

    Although some would argue that all projects need React JS, I think it’s uncontroversial to say that React would be a great fit for web apps where you need to keep a complex, interactive UI in sync with frequent changes in the underlying data model.

  • Resources
    If you’re curious about how React JS and its Virtual DOM work, here’s where you can learn more:

    Conclusion
    React JS and other similar JavaScript libraries ease the development of snappy, event-driven user interfaces that are fast at responding to state changes.

Maria Antonietta Perna discusses what makes React JS a great fit for building fast UIs and introduces the concept of the Virtual DOM and how React uses it.
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Ionic vs React Native – Ankush Aggarwal – Medium

  • Ionic rich pre-built components, typescript simplicity and vast support of platforms convinced us to go with it for our mobile app.Ionic OverviewIonic is the only mobile app stack that enables web developers to build apps for all major app stores and the mobile web with a single code base.
  • Ionic community has developed more than 4M ionic apps.Free Open Source — 100% source code on GithubFully Cross-Platform — IOS, Android, Windows, Web, Desktop, PWAPremier Native Plugins — Camera, Bluetooth, Push NotificationsFirst-class Documentation — Clear and ConsistentIonic 2 is based on Angular 2 which is based on TypeScript.
  • Angular 2 is faster than Angular 1 and offers a much more flexible and modular development approach.Progressive Web Apps(PWA) — The mobile futureProgressive Web Apps bring features we expect from native apps to the mobile browser experience.
  • Ionic apps enable developers to get the best of both worlds: cross-platform app store deployment on iOS, Android, and Windows, along with deployment to the mobile web as a Progressive Web App with the same code.
  • See this amazing video to see power of PWA- 2 PerformanceWe deployed our in iOS platformBoot up time is as fast as native iOS appApp transitions are very smooth even with graphs drawn using highchartsTo see Ionic performance in Android, I created a basic weather app hit the ♥ below if you found this post useful, so that others can read it.Some good references

Last year, we decided to implement a mobile app for our team. As it’s an internal app, native performance wasn’t our first priority. Our goal was to deliver it as soon as possible with minimum…
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react-native-online-meetups/interestedSpeakers.md at master · knowbody/react-native-online-meetups · GitHub

  • I can talk about code sharing between the webapp and the native apps.
  • Work on React Native @ Sale Stock
  • Work on React Native @ Airbnb
  • I can talk about code sharing between our android app and web app using React Native Web.
  • It is being used by many React Native developers in production.

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Wait. What is React Native Again?

Wait. What is React Native Again?   #reactNative

  • Overall, React Native has allowed our teams to build native apps in technology we understand, using tools we know and love.
  • One of our projects involved a re-write of an existing mobile application in Cordova.
  • Not only is React Native an extremely powerful tool for developing cross-platform applications in JavaScript, it’s very easy to learn for any Javascript developer with React knowledge .
  • When using a tool like Cordova, you write the majority of your business logic and UI in JavaScript.
  • React Native is a set of tools and libraries that allows developers to write React Components that generate genuine native interfaces.

As part of our consulting process here at Differential, we often determine that a mobile app would be a good fit for our clients. Most of the time Android and iOS support is desirable, and dedicating development resources to building a native experience for both platforms is very resource intensive. We’ve skirted around this issue in the past, mostly by using Cordova, which lets us write HTML, CSS, and JS to create cross-platform apps. Cordova works great for the most part, but we discovered that you can only go so far when using web technology to create apps that feel truly native.
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