Dubbed, Create React Native App (CRNA), the new tool has been developed in collaboration between Facebook and Expo. As explained in the React Native blog, app makers are often faced with challenges while installing or configuring the React Native build dependencies, especially for Android. With the new app, developers no longer need to use Xcode or Android Studio and one can build apps for an iOS device using Linux or Windows, The Next Web notes. Also Read - WhatsApp Multi-device support confirmed, public beta rollout begins in two months: Mark Zuckerberg
With the use of the Expo app, the tool also includes API for camera, contacts, maps and Facebook authentication. However, developers will be required to build their own configuration if the native code dependency is not bundled with Expo. ALSO READ: Google, Facebook dominate digital ads in 2017: Report
To create a new project, you need to install the tool using few command-line interface instructions and begin with the React Native packager. Now, you can open the QR code auto-generated using Expo Android or iOS app on your mobile device and get started.
If you are a mobile app developing enthusiast, you can access Facebook s new tool from Github repository.