Mobile app developers have many technologies to choose from for app development. But, they can’t pick any of them randomly, as programmers have the responsibility to address the business-specific requirements of their clients cost-effectively. While also, they have to match the expected timeline and output, so to achieve these parameters efficiently, they have to select the technology correctly.
There’s many technologies for developing apps for mobile, But, React Native has earned the attention of the developers now. React Native has a collection of tools that each developer needs to select from strategically for mobile development with React.
In this post below, I’ve included some of the tools that can help you in developing robust and scalable mobile apps when using React Native.
Expo is a platform for building React Native apps. It comes with its own CLI. With Expo they made it so much easier to build and test React Native apps and they provides an easy to use APIs and components to work with.
Ignite is a CLI by InfiniteRed for React Native. It is a great way to start with awsome boilerplates, the CLI has other uses like generating screens, reducers, Containers, etc.
This is the official CLI for React Native. It is great for automating jobs like linking, starting the packager and building the app. The CLI also supports custom configurations.
For example, you can use the CLI to install React Native project pre-configured with a specific package like TypeScript or even complete boilerplates.
Reactotron is a desktop app by InfiniteRed, which you can use this for debugging and inspecting React Native. They have added support to Reactjs as well and this tool gives you everything you need to debug a React Native app.
Atom is a free and open-source text editor known for its easy approach and hack-ability. Developed by GitHub, it was launched in February 2014. Atom readily supports Mac, Linux and Windows. Atom allows you to pick open source packages for adding more features and functionality.
NativeBase is a free and open-source tool that allows for iOS and Android application development using components of React Native.
The standalone app based on official debugger of React Native, and includes React Inspector / Redux DevTools
Reduxsauce is one of the simplest tools for all the Redux needs. Reduxsauce uses fewer lines of code and those codes are easy-to-read. So when you want to reset your Reducer, Reduxsauce comes with an easy option to do that. Unlike Redux, Reduxsauce can handle Reducer Actions within one file.
It checks your code for errors through static type annotations and these types allow you to tell Flow how you want your code to work, and Flow will make sure it does work that way.
10. React Navigation
React Navigation gained significant popularity amongst the developers of React Native because it lets them establish the routes and navigation in their native applications with the help of navigators including Tab, Drawer and Stack.
React Native Tools is a Visual Studio Code extension. It offers a suitable environment for developing React Native projects. Also supports developers during the code debugging process. The tool runs the react-native command using the command palette.
React Native Starter is a mobile starter kit that allows your team to fully focus on development of the features that set your product apart from the competitors instead of building your app from scratch.