React Native Desktop

Build OS X desktop apps using React Native

#4 Product of the WeekMarch 30, 2016
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Thank you ProductHunt team for featuring RN for OS X! It's just a fork of the original React Native built by Facebook, so all kudos to them and the whole community for making such a powerful abstraction over the UI and the tooling around it. I've just replaced the UIKit with the AppKit. Electron by Github is a more suitable platform for building desktop apps in many cases, though, I believe RN for desktop also makes sense when you need a small footprint, advantages of the javascript ecosystem and the familiar developer experience.
This is awesome. But won't people go to electron + react since it can port to multiple platforms? Like I can write electron and deploy it to web, OS X, Windows and even Linux with barely any code reuse?
Wow, this is amazing. I'd love to see some more comparisons between this and Electron. Good work @potomushto
@imns81 Electron: - cross-platform; - open web standards; - huge ecosystem; - proven in the real world (Slack, Atom), backed by one of the best possible maintainer (Github); RN for Desktop: - Small footprint, less CPU / Memory consumption, which potentially gives your more battery efficiency; - Easy integration with low-level native components and any needed desktop APIs; - Performance (no benchmarks), still at the same time most part of the UI is written in Javascript.
This looks great! Nice find Ben.
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