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Facebook adds React Native on the Universal Windows Platform

Microsoft and Facebook has  announced at Facebook’s developer conference, that they are adding Universal Windows Platform (UWP) support to React Native. This is provided as an open source, community-supported framework.

Microsoft stated:

The new UWP support extends the reach of these native apps to a new market of 270 million active Windows 10 devices, and the opportunity to reach beyond mobile devices, to PCs, and even the Xbox One and HoloLens. For Windows app developers, it also means an opportunity to embed React Native components into their existing UWP apps and to leverage the developer tools and programming paradigms that React Native offers.

In addition to this , Microsoft is also providing open source tools and services to help developers create React Native apps.For those unfamiliar, React Native is the fastest growing open source project of 2015, amassing over 30,000 stars on GitHub.Its added:

As opposed to a “write once, run everywhere” kind of framework, React Native expects each platform to differentiate with distinct features and capabilities that apps can, and should, uniquely capture. Instead, they use the phrase “learn once, write everywhere” to capture the fact that React Native is as much about the programming model and developer tools that populate its ecosystem as it is about sharing code.  The same goes for React Native on UWP; an app written for UWP with React Native should feel just as natural as an app written directly in XAML.

For all the details check out the given source here,

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