React Native and 5 best component libraries that will storm 2023

React native has been a hot topic since its emergence. Unlike, XAMARIN and FLUTTER, the popularity of React Native is skyrocketing. We can find tons of material on the internet about it. This blog, however, will give you a basic idea of what is React Native, how it helps you build a real native app, and what are the 5 React Native components libraries that 2023 will be about.

To begin with, let’s talk a little bit about what actually a React Native is.

What is React Native?


React Native is basically a framework that helps you build native apps using JavaScript. With react native, you are able to build apps for iOS and Android. This framework first surfaced in 2015 and was created by Facebook. However, over the years it has gained popularity around the world.

If you are well-versed in JavaScript, you can utilize this skill to build real native apps for iOS and Android. Its biggest advantage is that the app you create through the react native framework is truly a native app, not like other ordinary web apps.

How does React Native help while creating an app?

With React Native, there is no need to learn iOS or Android programming unless you are building a complex app that needs the intervention of API (Application programming interface) for communication. You can write pretty much all of your application codes in JavaScript before making it functional in iOS and Android. In short, it saves you from the hassle of programming in iOS and Android directly and all the formalities to contact either of them.

5 Best Native React Component libraries of 2023

Well, there are many component libraries that you can use but we have chosen five of them with keeping in mind their future trends. So here are the five best Native React component libraries that will be the hotspot in 2023. With each library, there is a description.


React Native Paper

React Native Paper is a cross-platform React Native UI library based on Google’s Material Design. Developed by Callstack, an official development partner of React Native, React Native Paper features theme support and customizable, production-ready components.
If you use this library, you can reduce the package size with a Babel Plugin that allows you to request modules as needed. This excludes all modules not used by the application and overrides the import statements to include only the modules imported in the application’s component files.

React Native Elements

The oldest and easiest-to-use cross-platform UI toolkit is known as React Native Elements. It implements Material Design. Rather than following a biased design system, this toolkit library provides a more basic structure through generalized built-in components. It implies that you have more control over the customization of your components. To customize the components of this library, we need to combine some custom props with props from the React Native core API.

However, a fact that cannot be denied is that much less boilerplate code could be written using this library than using the other libraries mentioned in this blog. Apps built with this UI toolkit have a universal look and feel across both iOS and Android platforms. 


NativeBase is another library that has been around since React Native was in the nascent stage. Supports a long and rich list of cross-platform UI components, these are production-ready and have pre-defined configurations for many components as well as basic support for all common components is also provided, covering nearly every conceivable use case.

For example, the Select component renders a cross-platform UI dropdown and also supports custom styles like this:

  • Using an icon based on a dropdown to open and close states
  • Adding a placeholder text
  • Setting a selected value

Selected components support theming and provide paid templates based on the NativeBase component library. You can save development time by using them. However, the entire UI library is free and open source.

React Native UI Kitten

Another open-source library is known as React Native UI Kitten. It also supports React Native apps and is based on the Eva Design System. UI Kitten comes with over 480 custom icons. In addition to supporting the creation of custom themes, you can also use or extend the two default visual themes.
There are over 20 basic UI components available. It is one of the few UI libraries that supports right-to-left input systems in all components – a common fact for global applications worth mentioning.

It also has web support. When setting up this UI library in an existing project, you need to perform some configuration steps. You can easily use ready-made application templates for new projects. However, a thorough reading of this design system is recommended to understand the design principles first.

RNUI: React Native UI Library

The RNUI library, well maintained and used by Wix, is a toolkit for building awesome React Native apps. It supports older and newer versions of React Native and provides over 20 custom components. Some of them (like a Drawer) can be easily integrated to create a modern swipe list like your Gmail inbox. It also has its own animation component, like an Animated Scanner to help show map progress, like uploading status and an animated image.

RNUI is another UI library that supports a right-to-left writing system and accessibility.

 Wrap up

Since React Native has created a hype in the program development sector, it is vital to discuss this topic. Created by Facebook in the recent decade, React Native’s popularity has been increasing day by day ever since. Its functioning is simple as discussed above in the blog. However, there are many React Native component libraries for expeditious delivery of React Native projects. But this blog has discussed the five best libraries with succinct description and there are links in each description for further reading

Writer at BCD Apps


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