We built our entire startup on React Native and this is what we found out

We built our entire startup on #ReactNative and this is what we found out:  #developer

  • However with the Android market share being pretty high, we had to make sure our app worked on both Android and iOS.
  • We wanted the iOS app to look and feel native.That’s where React Native came into the picture.
  • Could React Native pull this off and still look native?A few months down the line, with our iOS and Android app on the respective stores, I can tell you the journey was nothing but spectacular.
  • But hey, if we could go from an iOS app to fully functional Android app in 2 days, can it really get any better?Honestly I have never written an app for iOS on objective C that didn’t crash during beta testing a few times.
  • And to my amazement, our React Native app on iOS is yet to crash even once during production run.

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Enlightened Views — Creating a library for cutting-edge UI patterns in React Native { author: @fiber_god }

  • RN uses the native elevation prop on Android, and for iOS, you have to set a style configuration consisting of opacity, offset, color, and radius.
  • This worked well, but it had a few problems: it wasn’t touchable, could only support elevation levels 1-5, and didn’t generate any feedback.
  • I also added its own feedback mode, which allows the user to configure the shadow to diminish or expand when interacted with, which leads to really cool effects.
  • Also on iOS, you can change the color of your shadow to be whatever you please.
  • I’d like to thank the author of for inspiring my work and to congratulate him for landing calculated iOS styles into his component recently.

Cross-Platform Elevation with React Native
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React-Native apps now can be run on Ubuntu

  • We have support for web applications and creating and packaging Cordova applications, both of these enable any web framework to be used in creating great application experiences on the Ubuntu platform.
  • React Native is the sister to React.js, you can use the same style and code to create an application that works directly with native components with native levels of performance, but with the ease of and rapid development you would expect.
  • To get started, follow the instructions in README-ubuntu.md and create your first application.
  • We want to make everyone’s life easier, enable the use of tools that are familiar to web developers and provide an easy path to using them on the Ubuntu platform.

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React-Native apps now can be run on Ubuntu – React Native Development – Medium

React-Native apps now can be run on Ubuntu @creotiv  #Reactjs #JavaScript #WebDev #Linux

  • We have support for web applications and creating and packaging Cordova applications, both of these enable any web framework to be used in creating great application experiences on the Ubuntu platform.
  • React Native is the sister to React.js, you can use the same style and code to create an application that works directly with native components with native levels of performance, but with the ease of and rapid development you would expect.
  • If you are familiar with React.js, it’s easy to move into full native development with all your existing knowledge and tools by developing with React Native.
  • To get started, follow the instructions in README-ubuntu.md and create your first application.

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Introducing React Native Ubuntu

Even @Ubuntu has gone all #Native on us! -  #Reactjs #ReactNative #JavaScript

  • We have support for web applications and creating and packaging Cordova applications, both of these enable any web framework to be used in creating great application experiences on the Ubuntu platform.
  • To get started, follow the instructions in README-ubuntu.md and create your first application.
  • React Native is the sister to React.js, you can use the same style and code to create an application that works directly with native components with native levels of performance, but with the ease of and rapid development you would expect.
  • We want to make everyone’s life easier, enable the use of tools that are familiar to web developers and provide an easy path to using them on the Ubuntu platform.
  • Over the next little while there will be blogs posts on everything you need to know about developing a React Native Application for the Ubuntu platform; creating the app, the development process, packaging and releasing to the store.

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@brian3kb: “Even @Ubuntu has gone all #Native on us! – #Reactjs #ReactNative #JavaScript”


In the Webapps team at Canonical, we are always looking to make sure that web and near-web technologies are available to developers. We want to make everyone’s life easier, enable the use of tools that are familiar to web developers and provide an easy path to using them on the Ubuntu platform.


Introducing React Native Ubuntu