July was glorious—great events, alpha updates to the project, and the release of top-notch tutorials.
But before we get down to the deets…
Don’t forget to book your tickets for React India!! Location: Goa
Dates: 22nd to 24th September 2022
Onto what went down in July ⤵️
The Alpha version of the NativeBase performance fixes is released.
We’ve built a Babel plugin: @native-base/babel-plugin. It increases the app’s performance by 2-3 times in the first render and 5-6 times in subsequent renders by generating a pre-resolved theme style at build time.
The details of this release can be found here: https://github.com/GeekyAnts/NativeBase/issues/4302#issuecomment-1191242176
- Design System Meetup: First Edition
- Siddharth Kshetrapal Design expert with over five years of experience of working with industry leaders. He has been actively involved in developing design system guidelines, UI guidelines, and components.
- Tanisha Biswas UI/UX designer at NativeBase. She discussed about the very origin of design systems and busted some age-old myths about them.
We held our first Design System meet-up on 3rd July 2022.
Here is how it transpired:
- Twitter Spaces on useEvent()
Speakers: Meenu Makkar, Mayank Pagar, and Viraj Joshi
They discussed how this new hook is going to make lives easier for React developers, what problems might arise, and how they should tackle them.
- Sanket Sahu’s interview with Formaat
Dmitry Belyaev from Formaat, a design studio based in Amsterdam, talked to our CEO, Sanket Sahu, about how the NativeBase team is building a fresh design system. In his interview, he covered topics on what the team behind the whole project is currently working on, and what it takes to build a design system.
Find the entire interview here: https://formaat.design/interviews/native-base
We recently started “Component of the Week,” where we demonstrate how to use NativeBase components for your projects.
A total of four videos are online:
- Input component
Check out the playlist here 🔗
- How to Use the Free Starter Kit of NativeBase Startup+
This is a walkthrough of how to use the screens in the free Starter kit. We explain how to build 3 screens: Login, profile, and feed screen.
Also includes a tutorial on how to build a food delivery app.
- NativeBase vs. Chakra UI: A Comparison
We have covered the differences and similarities between the two UI libraries, their drawbacks, and their benefits.
- Bridging Design and Development with Figma
It is crucial to keep cross-functional teams on the same page. In this article, we explain how Figma helps with better collaboration and smoother project management.
Hack With NativeBase, in collaboration with iNeuron, was the Biggest React Hackathon of 2022.
It was a 24-hour event where coders competed with like-minded developers for the grand prize. The projects were one of a kind and truly extraordinary.
Here are the details to what went down 🔗 https://geekyants.com/blog/react-native-hackathon-2022/
Till next time then. Ciao! 👋