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This tool is one of the most popular for creating applications and that is why many companies see it as their best solution. Before going through some examples of which companies have opted for React Native, let’s first see what it is and what it can do.

It is a JavaScript framework to create real native applications for Android, iOS and it’s based on the JavaScript React library for the creation of visual components, changing the main mission of the same so that, instead of being developed in browser, runs directly on native mobile platforms. That is, instead of developing a hybrid or HTML5 web application, you will end up with a real native application, indistinguishable from the one you could develop with your Objective-C/Swift or Java code.

Well that’s what is in the books, but this is what React Native really does:

React Native uses the same fundamental UI block building paradigm (which are the visual components the user interacts with) as the real native Android and iOS applications, but manages the interaction between them using JavaScript and React capabilities.

These are the different functionalities this tool offers: instant updates, native functionality, cross-platform compatibility, simple learning curve and positive experience for the developer.

Talking about examples and the React Native companies that bet on this tool, we find the following:

Instagram

The developers of this famous social network managed to push forward the application with React Native, despite the difficulties they faced. Still, the decision was the perfect solution to update the existing application due to code reuse. The engineers faced various problems in the development process, but managed to avoid numerous expenses since React Native was only used to integrate some functions in the native application.

Facebook

React Native started when the Facebook hackathon project was developed in response to the needs of the company. Facebook wanted to provide all the benefits of web development, like fast iterations and having a single team to develop the entire product, for mobile devices. This is how React Native came to life and was leveraged on the development of mobile apps for iOS and Android.

Bloomberg

Bloomberg’s new mobile consumer app for iOS and Android offers customers a streamlined and interactive experience with easily accessible personalized content, videos and live streams featured in the Bloomberg media.

A team of engineers at Bloomberg’s New York City headquarters produced the application using React Native technology, the core tool that truly delivers on the promise of cross-platform native application development.

Walmart

Walmart had already played with innovations and one of its first bets was with Node.JS. Now, its mobile app also works with React Native.

With this move, Walmart has a better performance of its application, both on Android and iOS. This is because fewer resources are used and in a shorter period of time. The code base, about 96%, was shared across all platforms, while other benefits such as developer experience and skills were leveraged across the company.

Discovery VR

Discovery VR brings adventure to an app through VR or 360 videos. The app also hosts exclusive content from shows like Deadliest Catch, SharkWeek, etc. The app’s user interface is written in React Native and offers a perfect virtual reality experience for users.

As a conclusion, the shared examples make it clear that React Native has the potential to develop mobile applications, at any scale, idea and type of content. The use of this technology is growing rapidly due to the wide range of possibilities it offers when developing Mobile Applications.