The complete guide to React Native for Web

If you’re interested in using React Native, but aren’t sure how to use it on the web, you’ve come to the right place! This guide will teach you everything you need to know about this powerful technology. By the end of it, you’ll be able to build your own React Native application using JavaScript on the web and React Native for Android or iOS!

Why you should learn about React Native for Web

You may have heard about React, a library created by Facebook that helps developers build interactive interfaces with minimal coding. It is also the underlying library for one of the most popular development platforms in recent history: Native Mobile App Development. But have you heard about it’s new extension? React is now available on the web through a project aptly named React Native for Web. This project uses JavaScript and doesn’t require any of that pesky native code like Objective-C or Java.

Installing the tools you need

Start with installing Node and NPM on your machine. Then run the command npm install -g react-native-cli from terminal, which will fetch the latest version of React Native for you. To test whether or not it has been successfully installed, open up terminal and type react-native –version without quotes. If it installs correctly, it should show you what version of RN is currently being used by default.

Writing your first code in JSX

It is easier than you might think to start building a React app. Let’s take a look at how you might do it by writing the following simple Hello World app in React Native for Web! It is based on Create-React-App, so there are no dependencies to install before starting your project.

Components in React

Components are the fundamental building blocks of any modern UI framework. They can be as simple as a button, or as complex as a fullscreen carousel with dozens of options.

Styling in React

CSS is a pain when it comes to styling individual components. For example, if we have a menu item and we want there to be some space below it (similar to how the spacing works on Google Maps) then we might use CSS styles like these:

A simple application in React Native

Now that you have learned a little about the basics of working with React Native, it’s time to build something! In this example, we are going to create a simple voting application that has different opinions and everyone can vote on them.

And finally, publishing it as a web app

I’m using React Native to develop cross-platform web applications. React Native is a JavaScript framework that lets developers build and test code across the major operating systems (e.g., Android, iOS, Windows). So you can do React development with Javascript which is going to be way easier than doing React development with Swift or Java. The main drawback of using react native development company is that you need some server-side scripting language like PHP or NodeJS in order to serve data on the web.