Learn once, write anywhere: Build mobile apps with React.
- Don't waste time recompiling: React Native lets you build your app faster. Instead of recompiling, you can reload your app instantly. With hot reloading, you can even run new code while retaining your application state. Give it a try - it's a magical experience.
- Use native code when you need to: React Native combines smoothly with components written in Objective-C, Java, or Swift. It's simple to drop down to native code if you need to optimize a few aspects of your application. It's also easy to build part of your app in React Native, and part of your app using native code directly - that's how the Facebook app works.
The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.
See the official React Native website for an introduction to React Native.
Supported operating systems are >= Android 4.1 (API 16) and >= iOS 8.0.
Follow the Getting Started guide. The recommended way to install React Native depends on your project. Here you can find short guides for the most common scenarios:
The website’s documentation is divided into multiple sections.
- There are Guides that discuss topics like debugging, integrating with existing apps, and the gesture responder system.
- The Components section covers React components such as
- The APIs section covers other libraries like Animated and StyleSheet that aren’t React components themselves.
- Finally, React Native provides a small number of Polyfills that offer web-like APIs.
Another great way to learn more about the components and APIs included with React Native is to read their source. Look under the
Libraries/Components directory for components like
TextInput, for example. The RNTester example is also here to demonstrate some of the ways to use these components. From the source you can get an accurate understanding of each component’s behavior and API.
The React Native documentation only discusses the components, APIs and topics specific to React Native (React on iOS and Android). For further documentation on the React API that is shared between React Native and React DOM, refer to the React documentation.
React Native is under active development. See the guide on upgrading React Native to keep your project up-to-date.
Read below to learn how you can take part in improving React Native.
Facebook has adopted a Code of Conduct that we expect project participants to adhere to. Please read the full text so that you can understand what actions will and will not be tolerated.
Read our contributing guide to learn about our development process, how to propose bug fixes and improvements, and how to build and test your changes to React Native.
Beginner Friendly Bugs
We have a list of beginner friendly issues to help you get your feet wet in the React Native codebase and familiar with our contribution process. This is a great place to get started.
React Native documentation is Creative Commons licensed.