React Native for Windows

If you are a React Native developer who wants to target Windows well, you are in luck. Microsoft has officially announced a new open-source project that may benefit you. This is a project that comes with the rather self-explanatory name of “React Native for Windows”. It aims is to be a ‘performance-oriented’ implementation of React for Windows under the MIT License.


React Native is a framework for cross-platform development that emerged from Facebook. Here developers can write their code in JavaScript and run it on Android and iOS. Additionally, as it stands, they can target Windows due to it already contains plugins and extensions. These let developers target Windows and macOS.



Better performance in the future

However, with this project, Microsoft is aiming to get maximum performance due to the company reimplementing React Native and rewriting various components in C++.


Furthermore, thanks to Microsoft backing, Windows 10 device such as PCs, laptops, tablets, Xbox, mixed reality devices and so on, can be targeted by developers. Now they can provide their users with faster, more fluid apps.


Finally, the project is accessible on, GitHub, one of Microsoft latest acquisitions, where developers can test it out. More mature versions are to be added in the near future.


The Wiredelta team also enjoys building in React Native, so if you are thinking of developing your own mobile app, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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