ReactFoo 2017

A conference on React

Souvik Basu


Libraries that make React Native more powerful

Submitted Feb 8, 2017

React Native is great choice for companies who want to limit their investments for mobile development without sacrificing to go for Hybrid approach. It’s a code-once-deploy-many approach to native Mobile app development. Still the framework by itself is not complete in many respect to harness the power of device capabilities like good UI toolkit, animation, audio, graphics support, camera, geo location, gyroscope etc. This session is primarily focused on analysing few 3rd party libraries that makes developing apps with React Native so much more fun, productive and efficient.


We will start with a case of an app that needs to harness native capabilities of a mobile device. We will look at the basic structure of React Native code, reveal the missing links in the React Native framework and see how each library fill in the gap so well. This will be a beginer level session so those who have never worked on React or React Native will also be at ease in the session. For those who want to start writing their first mobile app using JavaScript, this will definitely prove to be a good starting point.


Basic knowledge of JavaScript

Speaker bio

Souvik has over 13 years of experience in IT and has worked with companies like ThoughtWorks and Symantec Corporation in past. He has given many presentation on Web Components, HTML5, JavaScript frameworks in various dev conferences. Currently Souvik works as a Full Stack JavaScript freelancer and is also burning midnight lamp on a FinTech startup. He is part of the team to develop React Native mobile application for the company.


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