At CES 2018, we announced support for the React Native framework and demoed an RN sample app running on Roku. As expected, the reception was positive. With a groundswell of interest in cross-platform development, this year at CES 2019, we wanted to up the ante by showcasing the platform reach we’re now able to support by highlighting the development benefits of building a unified user experience with React Native on You.i Engine One.
My fellow Sales Engineers and I created a new sample app, pulling data from The Movie Database (TMDb), and demonstrated seamless live updates to content and the user interface for:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Android TV (NVIDIA SHIELD)
- Samsung Tizen
- Xbox One
- iOS and Android handset/tablet
The best part? Updates run concurrently across all target platforms. An industry first.
Note: The video here highlights Roku, tvOS, Android TV, and Xbox One.
If you’d like to learn more about how You.i Engine One’s React Native solution stacks up against “vanilla” RN, my previous blog entry breaks down the features and benefits unique to our engine.
You.i Engine One vs Vanilla React Native
You.i Engine One brings major advantages that cannot be found within vanilla at this time. These features build on what is already great about React Native by further reducing development time, enhancing UX, and expanding to more platforms.