reactjs tutorial - Can I build Android apps with react native?

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while you can't do it right now, it shouldn't take that long.

The first React Native Android App has been published about two weeks ago in the play store as tweeted by the reactjs twitter account:

The recently launched react native features just iOS app example and docs.

Yes , We can now developed android apps too in react-native.

and some of the apps are already developed in react-native for android suchs as:


2)Facebook ads manager


4)Discovery VR

5)Ziliun etc..

and many more still counting.

Developers from around the world now opting react-native for mobile app development because of easy of use of JSX syntax.

and also it is commonly noted as simply the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easily embeddable within an existing non-React Native app.

No. You can't build Android apps with this release.

Facebook has indicated that they are working on an Android version, and famously said "give us 6 months", which some people have taken as a promise. I wouldn't base any important business decisions on the illusion that it will be unveiled when the 6 months is over, but you can at least take some hope in the fact that they're serious about making it production-ready before they give us access to it, and that it's not just a pie-in-the-sky hope.

Also, as others have pointed out, Facebook has already release apps that they've built with the Android version of React Native. So at least parts of it are ready for prime time.


Early support for React Native for Android has been pushed to GitHub!

As noted, there are several things that are currently not working if trying to port an application from iOS. But it's worth checking out.

TLDR; Yes,

Detailed answer (As of November 2017)

React Native android application development is very stable and a good number of Android applications have been already built and used in production using React-Native.

You can find a showcase of applications here. Most of them have both IOS and Android versions.

You can also easily integrate your native Android java code to react-native. Refer here

As a developer who is building Android app using react-native with a lot of native java code dependencies, react-native runs stable and I found the documentation and community support is adequate.

Yes, it works for both the platforms ios and android, be sure to mention code entry points in app.js if it uses different code for different platforms. However native functions like native events or location manager need to be coded in native languages and then exported using RCT_EXPORT, you can find more about it in the docs

It is not aiming to be a cross platform, write-once run-anywhere, tool. It is aiming to be learn-once write-anywhere. -Colin Eberhardt, from Raywenderlich

Good news is that React Native for Android is finally here. (

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