Primitive React Interfaces Across Targets
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Primitive React Interfaces Across Targets


npm i --save react-primitives


import React from 'react';
import { View, Text, Image, StyleSheet } from 'react-primitives';

class Foo extends React.Component {
  render() {
    return (
      <View style={}>

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  foo: {
    width: 100,
    height: 100,
    backgroundColor: '#ff00ff',

What is this?

This library attempts to propose an ideal set of primitives around building React applications, regardless of Platform. In the future, this could be used as a shared interface among React and React Native components that don't use platform-specific APIs.

Importantly, this includes StyleSheet for declaring styles, as well as Animated for doing declarative Animations.

The exported interface thus far is:

  1. Animated: Pulled from the animated project.
  2. StyleSheet: Follows React Native's StyleSheet API.
  3. View: A base component for Layout.
  4. Text: A base component for Text rendering.
  5. Image: A base component for Image rendering.
  6. Touchable: A base component for interaction.

In the future, a TextInput component may also be added.

Props where props are due

This library was largely inspired from the work done by Nicolas Gallager and his great work on the react-native-web library. A few of the files in this repo are even copied directly from his project.