React Native Comes To Universal Windows Platform


Source: Facebook F8

React Native, a framework for building native apps using React was originally developed by Facebook and later Facebook open source it to the community.

From the definition:

React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about — learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.

Today at the F8 Conference, Facebook announced that React Native is being used by more than 500 companies to build mobile apps. Here comes the good news. Facebook also announced that Microsoft have committed to bringing React Native to Windows 10. What does that mean? Well, soon Microsoft developers (may be soon Visual Studio 2016 J ) will be able to build Universal Windows Platform apps using React Native.

Besides Microsoft, Samsung is another major player who is going to use React Native in Tizen, the HTML 5 based platform that powers Samsung’s Smart TVs and smartwatches.

Welcome to the openness of open source world!