February 22, 2016 09:00 ET

Realm Launches React Native Product to Address Growing Demand for Native UI in Mobile App Development

Realm Makes Its First Move Into JavaScript as Customers Such as TaskRabbit Increasingly Adopt React Native to Execute Their Mobile Strategy

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 22, 2016) - Realm, the only database built from the ground up for the unique challenges of mobile app development, has launched a new database for React Native, Facebook's platform for building native iOS and Android apps with JavaScript.

Realm's new product is a mobile database that allows React Native developers to model, store, and query data at the blazing speed native experiences require, through an intuitive API designed specifically for the JavaScript language.

Realm's React Native product is the company's first foray into JavaScript compatibility, and Realm is the first third-party vendor to offer dedicated support for Facebook's mobile development platform. The partnership is well aligned to drive both companies forward as demand grows exponentially for cross-platform and native development tools.

TaskRabbit, the most diverse on-demand services marketplace, is using the integration for its redesigned mobile app for Taskers, the vetted workforce that completes chores for end-user consumers. The app is a critical on-the-go resource for Taskers, who rely on accurate real-time data about requests and client messages to do their best work as they complete jobs.

"Managing code for our Tasker app across iOS and Android was exhausting, so using Realm and React Native allowed us to port the app to a seamless cross-platform system," said Brian Leonard, Chief Architect at TaskRabbit. "We can now push new features in half the time with less engineering resources, accelerating our productivity by 4x."

"Realm is a mobile database that's growing like crazy. I'm really excited that Realm support for React Native is being added," said Christopher Chedeau, React Native Core Contributor at Facebook. "Realm, like React Native, shares the same belief that it's possible to dramatically improve the developer experience of building high quality mobile apps."

"React Native mirrors some of our most important priorities at Realm: enabling a native UI experience and reactive cross platform functionality that accelerates the development process and empowers developers," said Tim Anglade, VP of product at Realm. "As we see increased demand from our customers for React Native compatibility, we are excited to be the first third-party platform to offer integrated support."

About Realm
Realm is the only database built from the ground up for the unique challenges of mobile app development, and runs directly inside phones, tablets or wearables. It is the first solution that offers the same data model on iOS & Android, allowing app makers to write business logic that is easy to port and looks the same on both platforms. Since its launch in 2014, Realm has become a go-to for mobile development, in use on hundreds of millions of devices and trusted by major brands such as Starbucks, Cisco and Walmart. A YCombinator (Summer 2011) company, Realm is backed by investors such as Khosla Ventures, Scale Venture Partners and Andreessen Horowitz, and is based in San Francisco. For more information, visit, Facebook, Twitter, or GitHub.

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