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React Native

React Native

React Native enables developers to build natively compiled applications for mobile platforms, including iOS and Android, using a single codebase written in JavaScript. React Native uses the same design as React, a popular web development library, which allows developers to create reusable and modular code.

One of the key benefits of React Native is its ability to provide a fast development cycle due to Hot Reload, which allows developers to see changes in their code immediately, without having to recompile the entire application. Additionally, React Native comes with a large library of pre-built components, making it easy for developers to create responsive and customizable user interfaces.

React Native's performance is also noteworthy. It uses native components, which allows it to provide a high level of performance and speed, even on older devices. However, because it uses JavaScript, it may not be as performant as natively coded applications in some cases. Overall, React Native is a powerful and flexible tool that can help developers build high-quality, cross-platform applications for mobile platforms.

React Native is best for developers who are familiar with JavaScript and want to cross-platform mobile apps.


  • Cross-platform

    React Native allows developers to build mobile apps for multiple platforms, including Android and iOS, using a single codebase.

  • Native APIs

    React Native provides a bridge between JavaScript and the native APIs of the operating systems. This means that developers can access native functionality such as camera, contacts, and file storage.

  • Large Community

    React Native has a very large and active developer community, which means there is plenty of documentation, tutorials, and examples available to help developers build apps.


  • Performance

    React Native's performance is not as good as that of native apps due to the overhead introduced by the bridge between JavaScript and native code.


  • Maintainer

  • Initial Release

    March 26, 2015


  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript

    Target Platforms

  • ✓ Android
  • Android Auto
  • ✓ Android TV
  • ✓ iOS
  • Linux
  • ✓ macOS
  • ✓ tvOS
  • watchOS
  • Wear Os
  • ✓ Windows
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Apps built with React Native