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👨‍💻 Perttu Lähteenlahti
👨‍💻 Perttu Lähteenlahti

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I built a React Native App to Manage Netlify Hosted Sites

Today I'm announcing a small app that helps you to manage your Netlify sites on the go. It's built with React Native and uses the Netlify API to show you your Netlify sites, builds logs, deployments, and form submissions.

Despite being mostly a mobile developer, I built quite a lot of websites and web apps with Gatsby, Publish, and NextJS during the last two years. The majority of these are hosted by Netlify, because I love the ease of use it provides: deploy previews, form submissions and functions work exactly like I would want them to. The Netlify site is pretty good for managing stuff with a desktop browser. However I needed something to make it faster to do while on the go, so I ended up building

The app is built with React Native and makes use of the following packages

  • react-navigation
  • react-native-svg
  • react-native-vector-icons
  • react-native-app-auth

When it comes to future features, I'm currently working on making it possible to redeploy sites from the app, see Netlify functions related information. In addition to I think some kind of iOS home screen widget would be a pretty nice addition, and after thinning the app a little I think I could a subset of features into an Apple AppClip as well which would make it easier to try the app.

The app is available for both iOS and Android for the price of a cup of tea, but you can also enroll in the open beta programs for either platform to give the app a try. I would love you to try the app and give feedback on what features you would like to see 🙂

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