Fragments 2017

A conference on the mobile ecosystem in India


React Native: Things we learned the Hard Way

Submitted by Gaurav Kaushik (@gauravkaushik) on Friday, 28 July 2017

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Section: Full Talk Technical level: Intermediate

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At Myntra, we jumped the React Native bandwagon relatively early. Now, having used in it production for almost 2 years, we’ve had a lot of success along with a great deal of learnings which we’d like to share with a larger audience


I’ve come across many teams that are really excited about React Native(RN) but have some apprehensions when it comes to using/integrating it in their production apps. Having realised the benefits of RN early on, we were one of the early adopters of the technology and have been using React Native in our apps that reach millions of users for quite sometime now. And we’d like to share our learnings with the community

Since React Native(RN) has been around for quite some time now, in this talk, I’ll only briefly go over what RN is, and how our journey with RN in production has been. The core part of the talk would focus on the following:

  1. How we’ve integrated react native (JS development) with our android and iOS development pipeline
  2. How we support app versions already downloaded on user’s devices via over-the-air bundle updates
  3. Go over some key technical challenges we faced, our learnings and eventual solutions
  4. Our plans on further exploring ways in which we can leverage RN
  5. Future of RN landscape in general

Speaker bio

I am Gaurav, Senior Software Enginner at Myntra. Working on moving our android and iOS apps to React Native (one feature at a time)



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  • Vincent Mathew (@vettukal) a year ago

    looking forward to see the Future of RN landscape in general.

  • Mohonish Chakraborty (@mohonishc) a year ago

    Hey Gaurav, I eagerly look forward to your talk on your perspective on how React helped a fast-paced e-commerce like Myntra, the potential pitfalls that others should look forward to, as well as the good parts. Look forward to it.

  • Manjunath C (@manjunathc) a year ago

    Awesome! looking forward for this.

  • Nikhil Khadilkar (@nikhilkhadilkar) a year ago

    Awesome :) Excited!

  • Sandhya Ramesh (@sandhyaramesh) a year ago

    Hi Gaurav, to evaluate your proposal we need both your slides and a video of you speaking (any other conference or a two minute self recorded video explaining the talk). Please upload these so that we can proceed with your proposal.

    • Gaurav Kaushik (@gauravkaushik) Proposer a year ago

      Sure sandhya. Will do by Monday

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