An efficient, small & encrypted mobile key-value storage framework for React Native written in C++ using JSI
What it is
This library aims to provide a fast & reliable solution for you data storage needs in react-native apps. It uses MMKV by Tencent under the hood on Android and iOS both that is used by their WeChat app(more than 1 Billion users). Unlike other storage solutions for React Native, this library lets you store any kind of data type, in any number of database instances, with or without encryption in a very fast and efficient way. Read about it on this blog post I wrote on dev.to
Learn how to build your own module with JSI in this blog
- Written in C++ using JSI
v0.5.0the library has been rewritten in C++ on Android and iOS both. It employs React Native JSI making it the fastest storage option for React Native.
- Simple and lightweight
(~ 50K Android/30K iOS) and even smaller when packaged.
- Fast and Efficient (0.0002s Read/Write Speed)
MMKV uses mmap to keep memory synced with file, and protobuf to encode/decode values to achieve best performance. You can see the benchmarks here: Android & iOS
- Reactive using useMMKVStorage Hook
v0.5.5, thanks to the power of JSI, we now have our very own
useMMKVStorageHook. Think of it like a persisted state that will always write every change in storage and update your app UI instantly. It doesn't matter if you reload the app or restart it.
- Multi-Process Support
MMKV supports concurrent read-read and read-write access between processes.
- Create unlimited Database instances
You can create many database instances. This helps greatly if you have seperate logics/modules in the same app that use data differently, It also helps in better performance since each database instance is small instead of a single bulky database which makes things slower as it grows.
- Full encryption support
The library supports full encryption on Android and iOS. You can choose to store your encryption key securely for continuious usage. The library uses Keychain on iOS and Android Keystore on android (API 23 and above). On android for lower api levels (API 22 and below), it uses secure prefrences which provides not perfect but incremental security on older Android APIs.
- Simple indexer and data querying
For each database instance, there is one global key index and then there are indexes of each type of data. So querying is easy and fast.
- Supports redux-persist
Support for redux persist is also added starting from v0.3.2.
Contact & Support
- Create a GitHub issue for bug reports, feature requests, or questions
- Follow @ammarahm-ed for announcements
- Add a
⭐️star on GitHub or ❤️tweet to support the project!
You can track the upcoming features, changes and the future of this library in this issue
I want to contribute
That is awesome news! There is alot happening at a very fast pace in this library right now. Every little help is precious. You can contribute in many ways:
- Suggest code improvements on native iOS and Android
- If you have suggestion or idea you want to discuss, open an issue.
- Open an issue if you want to make a pull request, and tell me what you want to improve or add so we can discuss
- I am always open to new ideas
This library is licensed under the MIT license.
Copyright © Ammar Ahmed (@ammarahm-ed)