React Native, Facebook’s framework for building native mobile apps, is to be rearchitected for flexibility and mproved integration with native infrastructure.
Rearchitecting the framework to be more lightweight and better fit into existing native apps involves three major internal changes:
- Addition of async rendering capabilities to allow multiple rendering priorities and simplify asynchronous data handling.
Facebook said that closer integrations will be straightforward after these changes. Currently, it is not possible to incorporate native navigation and gesture-handling for native components such as UICollectionView and RecyclerView, unless complex hacks are used.