Meteor-React, React Native, and Building for Mobile


#1

Hi, I’ve been working on my app project (2 months in) that’s mainly targeted for mobile devices (tablet as it turns out, landscape at that!)

I’m using material-ui and started with meteor-react from the start but I’ve been building the mobile builds through meteor’s default system, and it’s been working pretty well.

However, I understand that react native is another option in building the mobile app and possibly(?) a better(?) and more modern option(?). Hoping to hear feedback regarding this!

The conversations concerning the same topic are about 2 to 3 years old so I was hoping that somebody is still actively using Meteor for mobile apps and can chime in.

(And if react native is in fact a better option, I don’t suppose there’s a “best way” to transition the existing project into using that?

Hoping to hear from the community! :bowing_man:


#2

I have same question, what do people use to marry RN and Meter in 2018, I can’t find any solid solution


#3

Hi guys,

In our team and in multiple personal projects I use Meteor as my backend and webapp and react native for mobile apps.

We use react-native-meteor package for the connection and mainly get all data with methods and avoid susbscriptions as much as possible.

@denysk have you tried this package? If so why do you feel/think is not solid?

Also there is a fork of it and looks that has better maintenance.

Check this,


#4

I have, and its out of date, still using CreateContainer. But thanks for a link to the fork, it looks much better!


#5

Oh cool! I’ll take a look at this fork as well!

I’m sticking with a Cordova web app in the meantime just so my timeline for deployment doesn’t get too shaken, but a part of the project is to have a user facing app and using RN for that would be best since it’ll be deployed on slower tablets and would be more secure since a big part of the web app has the admin functions.

Thanks for responding!