We've been feeling inspired as the seasons change and as a result we have an open source component with a tutorial to share with you this week. Be sure to check out react-native-async-image-animated and the tutorial on creating your own on our blog. ๐Ÿš€

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React 0.48

React Native 0.48 was released last week, the full release notes are available here. Some highlights:

  • RCTDeviceEventEmitter warnings are now fatal, AdSupportIOS has been removed
  • Delay support for Animated.spring
  • React.createClass has been replaced with create-react-class
  • transform speed improved by 8.5%

React Native Monthly #3

React Native Monthly took place for the third time last week with Callstack, Expo, Facebook, Microsoft, and Shoutem attending. The full meeting notes are available here but here are some cool items:

  • Expo has added support for installing npm packages in Snack
  • Microsoft has revealed that the new Skype app is built on React Native ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


  • react-native-payments

    React Native Payments released version 0.3.1 this past week with support for Android Pay. ๐Ÿ’ฐ


Augmented Reality

We've been getting our feet wet with ARKit and I'm amazed at how easy it is to get up and running. Since we're tinkering, you'll be seeing more AR articles in our newsletter and I encourage you to give ARKit a shot!

  • ARKit by Example

    This awesome series from Mark Dawson helped me get started really fast with ARKit and I encourage you to check it out!

  • ARCore

    Following in Apple's footsteps ๐Ÿ˜ฌ, Google announced ARCore this week. Can't wait to see if a common bridge can be made between ARKit and ARCore through React Native!

  • FaceRecognition-in-ARKit

    Open sourced ARKit app with a trained model for facial recognition.