The React Native ecosystem is thriving and becoming better with each new version released. The community is very active and innovative solutions to various challenges faced by programmers are emerging.
Despite this, there are still some challenges that need to be addressed in the React Native framework. However, the core team members and open source contributors are working tirelessly to fix these issues, making the future of React Native even brighter.
In 2023, we can expect to see even more performant React Native apps that are indistinguishable from apps written using native technologies.
If there is one thing that can be said about the React Native community, it is its ability to overcome one obstacle after another. Sometimes it's not as fast as we'd hoped, but nevertheless, we keep moving in the right direction.
This year, our ecosystem strengthened in many ways, in particular:
- The core of React Native improved, and the transition to the new architecture finally started
- Expo kept its awesome developer experience and became closer to a vanilla React Native app, making it much easier to adopt for any kind of app
- Cross-platform development continued to drive innovations spanning animations, styling, bundling, and routing
In 2023, I'm excited to see our community being empowered to leverage even more of the native side using modern languages like Swift and Kotlin. There are also many innovations to come with React 18 that we are not yet taking advantage of.
I'll be glad to keep you up to date on the latest React Native innovation for another year through my newsletter This Week In React