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On this episode of React Wednesday we chatted with Jamie Birch (@linguabrowse), the author of React NativeScript. React NativeScript is a React renderer for NativeScript, which provides an alternative to React Native for building truly native iOS and Android apps using React.

We discussed what React NativeScript is and how it’s different than React Native. Then Jamie did a live demo that showed off React NativeScript in action. We had some fun building an iOS app, enabling dark mode, and struggling to remember exactly how setInterval works 🙂

This one is a great one to check out if you need to build iOS and Android apps using React.

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