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Discussion on: Will Apple forbid Cordova, React Native, Native Script and similar technologies?

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Andrew Rothman

It's definitely possible they might change their rules or their enforcement of the rules. I think it's great to raise awareness of that possibility.

I worry that people won't try React Native or Flutter, to experience some of its benefits, because they're concerned that Apple will start only accepting native apps. I see a lot of hate for React Native, some of which I think is totally justified, but less praise as of recent. I think the RN team has some issues that need to be solved, but I like the option they're proposing and I think they got a lot right as well.

Apple recently introduced a change in WebKit to clear localStorage after 7 days of inactivity under certain use cases. It's great for user privacy, but not so great for PWA devs. I'm hoping they continue to support PWA features going forward, as I'd love for PWAs to grow as an even more viable alternative. I've been working on / using some myself and I'm excited for that future.