4 Great Examples of React Native Apps

2 min readOct 5, 2020

The idea of creating and developing apps using only one paradigm for all platforms sounds a bit unreal. Moreover, React Native accelerates the process of building apps across different platforms, thanks to the possibility of reusing most of the code between them.

Here is a list of exam0ples of those that have leveraged this framework in production:

Facebook and React Native

React Native in the beginning started as Facebook’s hackathon project developed in response to the company’s needs. Facebook wanted to bring all the advantages of web development — such as fast iterations and having a single team build the whole product — to mobile.

Skype and React Native

At the beginning of 2017, Skype announced that it is working on its completely new app, written in React Native. It was pretty good information for all the users, as the fairly well-designed app had suffered from numerous issues. The new version got totally changes, from the icons to the whole layout, adding a few neat features as well.

It is also worth noting that Microsoft decided to use React Native not only for the mobile platforms but also for the Windows Desktop app. The GitHub Repo with the React Native plugin for the universal windows platforms was taken over by Microsoft and is under active development. This is a good sign for the RN platform and shows that its potential goes beyond mobile app development.

Facebook Ads and React Native

The social networking platform is not the only React Native application that was developed under Facebook’s roof. Facebook Ads was actually the first React Native app for Android, and the first fully React Native based, a cross-platform app built in the company. The framework seemed perfectly suitable for a lot of complex business logic required to accurately handle differences in ad formats, date formats, current conventions, time zones, currencies and so on, especially that a big chunk of it was already written in JS(JavaScript). On top of that, the implementation of the UI surfaces with much data would be much easier with React Native.

Tesla and React Native

Tesla, the world-famous producer of electric cars, has also joined the React Native Community. The company developed its application for Powerwall battery and electric car owners using Facebook’s trending framework. The app is designed to diagnose and locate a vehicle, as well as partially control it with the help of a smartphone.