Make an app with me [ Part 1 - Intro ]
React Native is awesome and you should use it!
Whenever you ask someone the question, “What is the future of tech?” The same answer always comes to mind: the future is in mobile. We can play games, pay our bills, shop, and pretty much everything else directly from our phones. Convenience has always been at the forefront of tech when it comes to innovation. And at the center of all our mobile phones are the individual apps that make this all possible.
As developers, many of us have had an idea for that next game-changing app, but building one often seems too difficult of an undertaking. Maybe you’ve gone through the following thought process: Do I create a mobile app for iOS or Android? Actually, let me tackle the one that will allow me to reach a larger market. Wait, I have to learn different development languages for each platform. Maybe I’ll go for the one that’s easier to learn. Ugh, making an app is way too difficult, maybe I can revisit this idea another time.
What is React Native?
What’s React Native’s history?
React Native was first developed by Facebook solely for its internal app development team. At the beginning, the main focus was strictly on iOS. It became open source in March 2015.
React Native is now one of the most popular options when it comes to mobile development frameworks. Companies like Uber, Microsoft, Walmart, and of course, Facebook and Instagram all use it.
Introducing Our New App
Before we dive into the nitty gritty details, let’s go over the basics of the application that we’re going to be building together. We want to build a workout app that allows users to keep track of their daily activities.
This app will serve as a strong foundation should you want to continue building on top of it. I'll be covering all the details regarding components, styles, fonts, packages, and much more in upcoming videos and articles so keep an eye out for updates.
For all the visual learners out there, below is a video explaining everything we talked about above. Watch it and you’ll get to see that workout app in action.