React Native by Facebook is an open-source framework allowing you to build fully native iOS and Android apps in JavaScript. Learn how in this tutorial.

If you have only ever written applications in Objective-C or Swift, you might not be particularly excited about the prospect of using JavaScript instead. Although, as a Swift developer, the second point above should pique your interest!

Through Swift, you’ve no doubt been learning new and more functional ways to encode algorithms, and techniques that encourage transformation and immutability. However, the way in which you construct your UI is very much the same as it was when developing with Objective-C: it’s still UIKit-based and imperative.

Through intriguing concepts such as a virtual DOM and reconciliation, React brings functional programming directly to the UI layer.

This tutorial takes you through the process of building an application for searching UK property listings.


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Last Modified: March 31, 2015

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