Cross Platform App Dev With Facebook's React Native Makes It "Harder, Better, Faster, Stron
After some skepticism from the global app dev community, it's clear that Facebook's React Native (born from React.js) is gaining momentum and has renewed the native versus HTML5 discussion. Born from the Facebook Ads Org, and no doubt stemming from Zuckerberg's misstep on declaring HTML5 as the solution to everything, it's clear that Facebook engineers have pulled a rabbit out of the hat that has renewed the allure of cross platform native application development.
In the words of Daft Punk, Facebook engineers, given an ever increasingly complex code base and the need for simplicity, modularity, and speed to market have worked it harder, made it better, did it faster, made it stronger. (Daft Punk).
Pure Native Apps have long had big advantages over HTML5 on the user interface side. With smooth animations, full access to the menagerie of native device features and IOS/Android hooks, native map support, etc; it's always been near impossible to replicate the truly tactile experience of native with HTML5.
Let me know what experience you've had with React Native! What's your next app dev project?