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Prototype and deploy React Native code faster than ever

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#5 Product of the DayMarch 15, 2017

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Lisa Dziuba@lisadziuba · Swift Learner & FlawlessApp.io Founder
Good timing to launch your tool on Product Hunt! React Native becomes more and more popular as a great option for creating performant iOS & Android apps (and it's cheaper option). So you have made useful tool for people, who are interesting to try React Native framework. But the name of the tool is strange, because it sounds like "tool that make export from Sketch" or "something related to Sketch App". Also, you have a preview mode at the web-version, so I can see changes when I play with the code. Why to throw QR-code pop-up on me? I'm not ready to download from the 1st second after looking on the tool. Maybe, you also should add some About\Features\Feedback section on the website (check https://swift.sandbox.bluemix.net/). Good luck!
Charlie CheeverMaker@ccheever · Programmer
@lisadziuba thanks for your thoughts!
Jesse RuderMaker@jesse_ruder · Developer, Expo
@lisadziuba We wanted to encourage people to use the mobile app since it has much better performance than web version. When we demoed this to people we got a much stronger reaction when they saw the phone version update so we thought we should prioritize that.
Lisa Dziuba@lisadziuba · Swift Learner & FlawlessApp.io Founder
@jesse_ruder ahh, I see! No worries, I just wrote my first feelings when I opened the web version.
Jesse RuderMaker@jesse_ruder · Developer, Expo
@lisadziuba It's great feedback! We're thinking about how to make the QR less aggressive.
Syed Fazle Rahman@fazlerocks · CEO & Co-founder, Hashnode
This is wonderful... We're making Hashnode's app using Expo. Congrats team! 🍻
Jesse RuderMaker@jesse_ruder · Developer, Expo
@fazlerocks Thanks for the kind words!
Timo Lins@timolins · Developer & Designer
Awesome idea and great execution. It couldn't be easier to get an up and running cross-platform app. Would be cool to share your current sketch via a link, so co-workers don't have to scan the QR code. Still a great product, though! 🙌
Charlie CheeverMaker@ccheever · Programmer
@timolins you can hit "save" and then copy the URL and send it to someone!
Jesse RuderMaker@jesse_ruder · Developer, Expo
@timolins Once you save the page will have an "Open on Expo" button on mobile. It's works but it's not ideal - agree we need to think about that case.
Michael Paris@michael_paris · CEO of Scaphold, Inc.
This is straight up awesome. How long until I can import other npm modules? I have so many ideas for where this could go!
Charlie CheeverMaker@ccheever · Programmer
@michael_paris you can include the modules listed on our blogpost about it now. We'll probably add a few more to that list. And maybe one day figure out how to add arbitrary modules but no timeline for that yet.
Jesse RuderMaker@jesse_ruder · Developer, Expo
@michael_paris We've had a lot of requests for this. A lot of library authors want to use Sketch to demo their libraries. Don't have a timeline but it definitely moved up our priority list.
Andrey Lukin@andrey_lukin
This is amazing! Really want to learn ReactJS now!
Charlie CheeverMaker@ccheever · Programmer
@andrey_lukin awesome! Hope this helps you learn :)
Joshua PinterPro@joshuapinter · Product at CNTRAL. Maker of ntwrk.
@andrey_lukin You really should. It's changed my entire outlook on mobile development. It has its issues, of course, but it's almost fun to do things now, *and* make them cross-platform.
Andrey Lukin@andrey_lukin
@joshuapinter How did you start with mobile development and how did you transition to React Native?
Joshua PinterPro@joshuapinter · Product at CNTRAL. Maker of ntwrk.
@andrey_lukin Android (for www.cntr.al) -> Learn React Native -> Made www.ntwrkapp.com as a side project.