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React Native Cookbook by Crysfel Villa, Stan Bershadskiy

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Deploying Over-The-Air updates

An excellent side-effect of having our React Native application being written in JavaScript is that the code is loaded at runtime. This is similar to how Cordova hybrid applications work. We can leverage this functionality to push updates to our application Over-The-Air (OTA). This lets us add features and bug fixes without having to go through the App Store approval process. The only limitation to OTA updates for React Native is that we cannot push compiled (Objective-C or Java) code. The code has to be JavaScript only. There are a few popular services that provide cloud-based OTA application updates. We will be highlighting CodePush, a service by Microsoft. We feel this is the most mature, frequently updated and ...

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