React Native Paper v.5 - Update Overview

In the 14th episode of The React Native Show Łukasz Chludziński and his guest, Łukasz Walczak discuss the current state of the React Native Paper library and put some light on its latest update that supports the Google's Material You guidelines. 

What’s new, after the “talking” part, our experts will present a demo app showcasing the app built with the new Paper and compare it with the previous version of the  library’s components.

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The 14th episode of The React Native Show revolves around the React Native Paper library and its latest update that supports Material You (previously Material Design) standards. 

In the first part of the podcast, our experts start with a little recap reminding us of what the library is and what has changed since the 3rd episode of The React Native Show podcast - Dive Into React Native Paper UI Kit.

You'll hear about:

  • What has changed in Paper within 2 years?
  • How does Paper help with theming?

Developer experience and accessibility

Łukasz Walczak briefly lists the benefits of using Paper and how the library makes developers' work easier.

You'll hear about:

  • the accessibility in Paper,
  • How can developers save time and spend less effort on building apps thanks to Paper?
  • Why is Paper a perfect helper for building a prototype and MVP apps?

Material Design

In the next part, our experts focus on the Material Design and Material You and how these guidelines tie with Paper library.
You'll hear about:

  • What is Material Design?
  • What is Material You?
  • What was the reason behind renaming Material Design to Material You?

Also, Łukasz Walczak gives some tech details about the new Paper so you'll find out:

  • How did Paper team proceed the update procesS. Was it rewriting the whole library from scratch or just refreshing the existing elements?
  • Is it possible to use Material Design v.2 in Paper v.5?
  • What are design tokens?
  • How can developers move to the new paper version in their apps?

After that, Łukasz Walczak describes in details how Paper team managed to update the library to v.5, including the planning, approach, strategy, and how many people were involved in the update.

Previous versions and a demo app

In the last part of the episode, our experts present a demo app built with the new Paper and compare it to the app built with the previous version of the library pointing out main differences between these two.

So, pick up your favorite platform and check out what's new with the React Native Paper.

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