Canonical has announced that its Ubuntu operating system will support the React Native framework, allowing for the porting of iOS or Android React Native applications to Ubuntu. Canonical says that React Native apps that are built on, or ported to Ubuntu will “react” to converged environments, meaning the app can be run on desktop, tablet or mobile.
React Native allows developers to build applications using Facebook’s React.js, but provides developers with the ability to make their application feel like a first-class app, no matter what operating system it runs on, by using native user interface components directly.
Ubuntu Phone has been lacking well-known applications on its platform, which has stunted its growth. By introducing support for this framework, Canonical might be able to rope in apps from iOS and Android to Ubuntu Phone.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht