Microsoft brings React Native to Windows

React Native for Windows

Facebook's React Native framework is a great tool for building cross-platform apps, and if you use it you'll know that it already features extensions and plugins enabling you to deploy your work to Windows. But now there's an improved way to do it, courtesy of Microsoft itself.

It's just released its own open-source project that enables developers to target any Windows 10 device using the Windows 10 SDK, so not only can you deploy on Windows PCs, you can also use it to create apps for tablets, Xbox and even mixed reality devices such as Microsoft's Hololens.

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Jim McCauley

Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.