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28 July 2020
Julianna Sykutera

Top 5 companies using React Native

With the ever-rising popularity of React Native, we could notice some great examples of applying the technology into products. Despite being rather recent, it’s been already used by many startups and enterprises of various sizes and from different industry sectors. From all the examples we distinguished a list of top 5 companies using React Native. Do you want to know why they decided on that technology? Keep reading.

From our previous article, you could learn about What is React Native used for. Today we want to find the reason behind the choices of 5 companies that decided to use React Native for their products. 

Walmart 

React Native performance was appreciated by Walmart, a company that was once the world’s largest online retailer. Walmart wanted to build a hybrid app. It’s an app that is based on a part of the native code and the part that is built using a cross-platform technology (i.e. React Native). They already had mobile apps but needed to rewrite them for both Android and iOS. 

Since React Native enables code reusability, the company’s developers could optimize their work by making changes only for one operating system. With 95% of the codebase being shared between platforms, the company reduced their costs by half and greatly increased the organization. The software developers were able to leverage their experience with web technologies to create mobile features and the overall work was very convenient thanks to instant page reloads, ready-to-use components and Over the Air (OTA) code push to fix critical issues. Deciding to use React Native, Walmart achieved great development performance and could improve customer experience. Up to this day, Walmart’s mobile apps are almost entirely based on React Native. 

Pinterest 

Another React Native example is Pinterest, a social media platform that’s based on sharing creative content to users. With billions of Pins available on the app, users can always find inspiration in the form of graphics or videos. The content is constantly shared, updated, and added to users’ personal folders. That’s why Pinterest has to work flawlessly and meet performance expectations. 

In order to achieve that, the company decided to use React Native technology. The initial implementation on iOS alone took the engineers about 10 days. Next, in two days the team was able to transfer it on Android with 100% UI code being shared between platforms. Using React Native, Pinterest saved hundreds of hours on the development process. Also, code reusability ensured there were fewer inconsistencies between the iOS and Android versions. 

UberEats 

Among the top 5 companies using React Native, there is also UberEats. Uber created the app with the aim to facilitate the food delivery process. Also, the app enables people to become a delivery partner of restaurants and earn money through food delivery. What was the challenge in the project was to connect restaurants, drivers, and customers. 

The development team had to translate the existing restaurant dashboard from web to mobile version (iOS and Android). The only right move was to do it with the use of React Native magic. Code reusability but also Live Reloading and cost efficiency were saviors in this sort of undertaking. One of Uber’s software engineers mentioned the benefits of the framework’s capacity for expanding the service. 

Bloomberg 

Bloomberg is a media company that provides global business and finance news but also delivers software solutions for enterprises. Their mobile app was to provide the same experience and access to information as if users were using the web version of the platform. What’s more, Bloomberg was spending a lot of time updating both iOS and Android app individually. React Native was a perfect solution to speed up the update cycle and further mobile app development. 

The React Native performance enabled the company to not only rebuild their mobile app on both operating systems but also add a lot of new features to the offer such as live TV access or experience personalization. React Native implementation also allowed the development team to achieve the continuous update cycle which highly optimized their workflow. 

Discord 

Discord is a free voice and chat app dedicated to gamers, however, a lot of users use it as a social media platform. The app enables users to chat with the team in real-time while playing games. Discord was one of the first React Native apps introduced to the market as the company decided to implement the technology for its iOS app before React Native’s official release in 2016. 

Making Discord a React Native platform enabled the company to take advantage of the reusable code and make quick product iterations with just two persons on board in the development team. Discord iOS and Android applications share 98% of the codebase which is a game-changer in cross-platform development. 

Wrapping up

The above top 5 companies using React Native generated impressive results and reached performance that helped them greatly expand the business. React Native offers companies a lot of benefits throughout the process of implementation and development. By combining the advantages of native and hybrid apps, the technology speeds up the development process, provide native-like experience and a significant cost reduction. 

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