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React Native

Learn once, write anywhere.

Create native apps for Android, iOS, and more using React

React Native brings the best parts of developing with React to native development. It's a best-in-class JavaScript library for building user interfaces.

function HomeScreen() { 
return (
<Text> Hello World 👋 🌍!</Text>
Android device and iOS device

Written in JavaScript, rendered with native code. React primitives render to native platform UI, meaning your app uses the same native platform APIs other apps do.

Native development for everyone

React Native lets you create truly native apps and doesn't compromise your users' experiences. It provides a core set of platform agnostic native components like View, Text, and Image that map directly to the platform's native UI building blocks.

A React Native UI pointing out native elements like Views, ScrollViews, and more

Get a head start with a framework

React Native brings the React programming paradigm to platforms like Android and iOS. It doesn’t prescribe how to do routing, or how to access each of the numerous platform APIs. To build a new app with React Native, we recommend a framework like Expo.

File system with folders and files representing screens and navigation

File-based routing

Create stack, modal, drawer, and tab screens with minimal boilerplate using your filesystem.

Grid of icons representing libraries, SDKs, and native code

Use any library, SDK, or native code

Generate native changes or write your own native code. Use over 50 modules to create your app.

List of developer tool toggles for debugging, performance, and more

Developer tools

Get started quickly with Expo Go, then continue with expo-dev-client: a module that adds Expo’s tools to apps that require native changes.

Watch and learn

Watch talks by the React team and learn how to get the most out of React Native. Find the latest on X.

FB 2019: Mobile innovation with React Native


Why React Native?


Meta supported. Community driven.

Meta released React Native in 2015 and has been maintaining it ever since.

In 2018, React Native had the 2nd highest number of contributors for any repository in GitHub. Today, React Native is supported by contributions from individuals and companies around the world including Callstack, Expo, Infinite Red, Microsoft and Software Mansion.

Our community is always shipping exciting new projects and exploring platforms beyond Android and iOS with repos like React Native Windows, React Native macOS and React Native Web.

React Native is being used in thousands of apps, but it's likely you've already used it in one of these apps:

  • Facebook
  • Meta Quest
  • Messenger Desktop
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Xbox Game Pass
  • Skype
  • Shopify
  • Shop: All your favorite brands
  • Coinbase
  • PUMA
  • PlayStation App
  • WordPress - Website Builder
  • Tableau
  • FlipKart
  • Mercari
  • Discord
  • Bloomberg
  • Pinterest
  • Tesla
  • Walmart Shopping & Grocery
  • Tencent QQ
  • Mattermost
  • NFL

and many more.

Welcome to the React Native community

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