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React Native Introduces Its Latest Version 0.60

by Ronak Patel CEO

 React native is the best choice for developers to create mobile applications. It adopts the use of JavaScript and is known for developing highly interactive User Interfaces. The main reason behind React native's popularity is its support for iOS and Android app development. 'React Native' keyword is searched more than 'iOS Development' according to Google Trends.React-Native-0.60


After hard and rigorous work for several months, React Native, which is built by Facebook released its latest version 0.6. Not only developers but user were also excited to know what new did it offered. I would also like to state that don't get mixed up with React and React Native. Both are different; React is a JS library whereas, React Native is a framework. In addition to the features of 0.59, there are many improvements, bugs solved, and new features are providing the user with a seamless experience.

 

AndroidX support

React native drifts to the Android Extension Library, i.e. AndroidX & this will have significant conclusions for ones who are looking forward to build a cross-platform app in Android. All these, because developers have to migrate the dependencies & native codes both. Such migration appeals React Native to use React Native apps to compulsory use AndroidX by themselves. To overcome this, the team of React Native developers has brought a temporary solution. It is Jetifer, an AndroidX transition tool with a new style compatible with React Native.

 

New Screen

With the latest release, React Native introduced a new screen claiming it to be more user-friendly. The new screen displays essential information like

·        how to start debug menu

·        aligning website redesign

·        Modifying App.js, Documents links

The latest user interface of "Hello World" will offer the ecosystem to the users in a more enhanced way.

 

Accessibility Enhancements

The advent of the 0.6 version has brought many enhancements in the accessibility of APIs in Android & iOS. Let's have a look over to some of the improvements on accessibility in React Native 0.60:

·        Many missing roles are added for different elements

·        iOS accessibility flags are facilitated on iOS

·        The accessibility actions which are maximized will add callbacks for handling the accessibility around user-specific functions.


CocoaPods being part of iOS

Designed for Swift and Objective-C, CocoaPods is an application-level dependency manager. It also offers a standard format for maintaining external libraries. React Native arrives with CocoaPods by default in iOS. To open the code of iOS platform, developers are requested to perform it by " xcworkspace " file.


Auto linked Native Modules

There are some primary enhancements launched by the team to the native module linking titled "Autolinking". You don't have to apply the react-native link anymore.

Concurrently, the linking procedure is also updated by the team in general. Make sure to react-native unlink every pre-existing dependency.

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About Ronak Patel Advanced   CEO

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Joined APSense since, August 29th, 2018, From Ahmedabad, India.

Created on Aug 1st 2019 08:49. Viewed 217 times.

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