It’s been a while since we last published a status update about React Native.
At Facebook, we’re using React Native more than ever and for many important projects. One of our most popular products is Marketplace, one of the top-level tabs in our app which is used by 800 million people each month. Since its creation in 2015, all of Marketplace has been built with React Native, including over a hundred full-screen views throughout different parts of the app.
We’re also using React Native for many new parts of the app. If you watched the F8 keynote last month, you’ll recognize Blood Donations, Crisis Response, Privacy Shortcuts, and Wellness Checks – all recent features built with React Native. And projects outside the main Facebook app are using React Native too. The new Oculus Go VR headset includes a companion mobile app that is fully built with React Native, not to mention React VR powering many experiences in the headset itself.
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Once these changes are completed, closer integrations will be possible. Today, it’s not possible to incorporate native navigation and gesture handling or native components like UICollectionView and RecyclerView without complex hacks. After our changes to the threading model, building features like this will be straightforward.
We’ll release more details about this work later this year as it approaches completion.
Alongside the community inside Facebook, we’re happy to have a thriving population of React Native users and collaborators outside Facebook. We’d like to support the React Native community more, both by serving React Native users better and by making the project easier to contribute to.
If you’re using React Native, you’re part of our community; keep letting us know how we can make React Native better for you.
React Native is just one tool in a mobile developer’s toolbox, but it’s one that we strongly believe in – and we’re making it better every day, with over 2500 commits in the last year from 500+ contributors.
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