React Native Roadmap for Developers in 2024

React Native Roadmap for Developers in 2024

Navigating Market Demands After Analyzing 100s of Job Descriptions


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Hi, I'm Piyush Nanwani, a Mobile App Developer with over 4+ years of experience. Having been through numerous job interviews and conducted over 50 interviews myself, I've compiled this React Native roadmap based on an analysis of 100+ job descriptions from platforms like LinkedIn and Naukri.

This roadmap is designed to guide developers at various experience levels, covering essential, intermediate, and advanced skills in React Native development. Whether you're starting your journey or looking to enhance your expertise, I trust you'll find this roadmap insightful and beneficial.

๐ŸŒŸ Bonus: This guide isn't just for developers! Recruiters and hiring managers seeking React Native talent will also find valuable insights. ๐Ÿค

Beginner (1-2 years of experience)

  • A. Foundational Skills:

    • JavaScript/TypeScript: Firm grasp of the languages, including ES6+ syntax.

    • React Fundamentals: Components, props, state, lifecycle methods, JSX.

    • React Native Basics: Building basic UI components, navigation, state management (useState, Redux), styling (StyleSheet, libraries like React Native Paper).

    • Tooling: Expo, debugging tools.

  • B. Basic Skills:

    • Data Fetching: Fetching data from APIs (using libraries like Axios), managing asynchronous operations.

    • Forms and Inputs: Building complex forms with validation and error handling.

    • Animations and Transitions: Implementing smooth animations for a better user experience.

    • Navigation Libraries: React Navigation, react-native-navigation-v7.

    • Offline Storage: Persisting data locally within the app.

    • Unit Testing: Writing basic tests (Jest, React Native Testing Library)

    • Native App Basics: Basic understanding of Android/iOS native app development concepts.

  • C. Mastery :

    • Integration with Native Features: Camera, geolocation, sensors, etc.

    • Custom Components and Libraries: Building reusable components and contributing to open-source libraries.

    • CI/CD pipelines: Setting up automated builds and deployments.

    • Performance Optimization: Techniques for optimizing app performance and memory usage.

    • Publishing apps: Publishing apps to Google Play Store and Apple App store



  • Deepen existing skills: Master the concepts already learned in the beginner phase.

  • Good exposure to 3rd party integrations: Firebase, Google Maps, Payment Gateways, video streaming, Sockets, AWS Amplify etc

  • Third party dependencies: Rock solid at working with third-party dependencies and debugging dependency conflicts

  • Advanced State Management: Redux Toolkit, MobX, Context API.

  • Testing: Expand Unit Test coverage, explore Integration and End-to-End testing with tools like Detox, Appium.

  • React Native component libraries and starter packs: such as NativeBase, Material, Kit, React Native Elements, Ignite CLI, etc.

  • Android Code Architecture: Patterns like MVVM, MVP, Clean Architecture.

  • iOS design/architecture: Patterns like Target/Action, Delegation, Responder Chain

  • Performance Optimization: Advanced techniques like code profiling, memory management.

  • Security: Implementing security best practices, authentication, and authorization.

  • DevOps & Deployment: Containerization (Docker), cloud platforms (AWS, GCP).

  • Tooling: Sentry / Bugfender, CircleCI, Fastlane



  • Become a leader and mentor: Guide junior developers, contribute to the community.

  • Strong understanding of iOS and Android ecosystem: And their guidelines and latest updates

  • Experience with mobile native languages (Swift, Objective-C, Kotlin, Java)

  • Microservices Architectures: Building modular and scalable React Native applications.

  • Native Module Development: Writing custom native modules for Android and iOS.

  • Machine Learning in React Native: Integrating ML models for features like image recognition, voice assistants.

  • Building cross-platform desktop apps: Using tools like Electron, React Native Desktop.

  • Accessibility: Building inclusive apps for users with disabilities.

  • Performance Analysis and Profiling: Advanced techniques for identifying and optimizing performance bottlenecks.

  • Security Audits and Vulnerability Management: Proactive security measures for protecting user data.


  • Conferences and meetups: React Native Summit, Mobile World Congress

  • Research and white papers: Stay updated on the latest trends and advancements in React Native.

  • Contribute to core libraries and frameworks: Make your mark on the React Native ecosystem.

Thanks for reading!๐Ÿ™Œ