The new episode of The react Native Show is out now!

As 2020 is coming to an end, we would like to share with you the latest episode of The React Native Show podcast in which our host, Mike Grabowski (@grabbou) and his guest, the lead engineer to React Native Paper, Dawid Urbaniak (@trensik), are talking about one of our open source projects – React Native Paper UI kit.

You can also listen to the podcast on Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts.

React Native Paper

React Native Paper is a high-quality, standard-compliant Material Design library that has you covered in most common use scenarios. It allows you to create cross-platform apps with a native look and feel.

The library takes care of the interactions, animations, and accessibility details so you don’t have to waste your precious time on writing huge chunks of code. By reducing the amount of code needed to implement the components, you can stay focused on your users, which they will surely appreciate.

Another cool advantage of Paper is the ability to try your work live. It’s a cross-platform library and works on both web and mobile.

The key concepts of the library are:

  • Platform adaptation
  • Full theming support
  • Accessibility and RTL support

so you don’t have to build them from scratch.

What’s more, React Native Paper is already helping thousands of developers in their work. With over 7100 stars on Github, 1100 forks and 3,100,000 downloads since its launch, it’s one of the most popular collections of customizable and production-ready components for React Native on the market, which makes us really proud of it.

What’s inside The React Native Show podcast episode 3: Dive into react Native Paper UI kit?

No matter if you know Paper and use it on a daily basis or you’ve never heard about it before – the podcast explains everything from scratch.

In the first part of the talk, Mike and Dawid explain:

  • What React Native Paper is
  • What the key features of the library are
  • How different it is from the other libraries on the market such as Native Base or React Native Elements

Then they dive into details of the library:

  • How did the React Native Paper team approach animations to make them truly native-looking?
  • What opportunities Turbo Modules and Fabric will bring in terms of performance? Are they likely to make animations even smoother?
  • What are the details of the major upgrade to the library that include support for Material Design 2.0?
  • Is Paper an “all or nothing” UI library or can designers easily adjust it and extend it to fit their needs?
  • Can designers use some parts of Paper to create their own UI library?

In the last part of the podcast, Mike and Dawid are discussing the features that make the library so unique and popular. Finally, they reveal some plans for the future development of the kit.

Apparently, the episode is a great chance to get to know Paper, find out how it can make your work easier and how it is going to be developed in the near future. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?


We hope that you’ll enjoy this episode of The React Native Show as much as we do and Paper will turn out to be something that you’ve been looking for to make your work easier, faster and more effective. With React Paper you can surely feel better equipped when creating cross-platform apps for your clients.

Also, we would like to thank all the listeners for your support and Dawid for your invaluable contribution.

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