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Top 5 Open-Source Apps in React Native

mrcflorian profile image mrcflorian Updated on ・3 min read

In today’s world of programming, we are seeing a lot of open-source libraries available in React Native to make the developer's tasks easier. Reusing code is as crucial as ever, given the fierce competition in the tech world. At Instamobile, we allow developers and entrepreneurs to launch their apps faster by providing them with complete React Native Templates.

In this article, we are taking a look at a few open-source React Native projects, which we recommend you to check out when starting your next mobile app.

All these projects can also be used by students who are looking to learn React Native by playing around with real source code.

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1. React Native Starter Kit

This React Native Starter Kit is a functional open-source React Native app that gives you a ton of useful and popular features, such as Firebase Database integration, Storage, Push Notifications, User Onboarding, Persistent Login Credentials, and many more.

react native starter kit

2. F8 App 2017

The F8 App is one of the recommended open-source projects with 13K-stars on GitHub. This React Native project is very popular because it’s a real-world showcase example of a product built from React Native, not only source code.

f8 app

3. React Native Elements

react-native-elements is a highly customizable cross-platform UI toolkit built entirely in Javascript. With over 12k stars, it is of the largest usable UI library for React Native.

react native elements

4. Gifted Chat

Gifted Chat is a 7k stars React Native open source app. Gifted Chat claims to be the most complete chat UI for React Native. However, Gifted Chat library is UI only, so it doesn’t have aanintegrated chatting backend. If you’re looking for a fully working React Native Chat, check out a fully functional solution integrated with backend.


5. Reactotron

Reactotron saves you a ton of development time in terms of debugging. For developers like us, we always need some helpful tools for inspecting the errors we get while writing code. Reactotron is a macOS, Windows, and Linux app for inspecting your React JS and React Native apps.



There are many open-source projects that can help you bootstrap your new mobile app or help you learn React Native effectively. Keep in mind that the React Native ecosystem is still in its incipient stages (RN version is only 0.60!), so you might not be able to find anything you can find for web development.

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Is there any important React Native project missing? Let me know in the comments!

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yamit villamil

I love you 😝. Right now i am working on a project with react native and i was looking for this kind of content 🤪