Do you want to speed up your React.js application development? Precisely by automatically converting your design into React components!
If yes, DhiWise web app builder is here to save some precious time, which you can otherwise use to develop critical application features. The mentioned web app builder can quickly generate production-ready code from your Figma design. And what’s important is that it follows the ethos of visual programming to the letter.
In this article, we are going to learn how DhiWise can help you get a production-ready front-end application, along with features like Page navigation and API integrations.
Before that, let’s start with a brief introduction to Figma and React.
Figma is a popular web-based vector graphics editor and prototyping tool. It comes with additional functionalities supported by desktop applications for macOS and Windows.
It allows mobile users to view Figma prototypes in real-time using Figma mirror companion apps — for both Android and iOS. Also, it enables designers and developers to create UI and wireframing for web and mobile apps.
React is used to build single-page applications. It allows us to create reusable UI components.
For Getting above 80 % design accuracy in your Code, Follow These Design Guidelines while designing your Figma.
Step 1: Sign in to DhiWise
First thing first, Sign up/into DhiWise using your Google or GitHub account.
Step 2: Create a new application
Once done, you will be directed to the Dashboard where you can search and view the previously created apps. To start building a new application, just click New application, it will redirect you to Create new application page.
Step 3: Select React as a technology to create an application
Yep, that’s it. It is as simple as choosing the ice cream flavor.
Step 4: Connect your Figma Account and Import Figma
Next, Import your design from Figma, XD, or Sketch to DhiWise. If you don’t have any ready design, DhiWise provides ready-to-use app templates and screen libraries.
To import an app design, select the platform on which the app is designed. Enter the Application name and select Figma. To import Figma files to the DhiWise you need to integrate your Figma account with DhiWise.
You can always migrate designs from other mentioned platforms but for that, you might need to put out a request and give it 24–48 hours for DhiWise to process the same for you.
Step 5: Select Pages
Next, you can select multiple pages from your Figma file as and use them in your application as shown. Remember, if you have already set up the prototype for your pages, half of your work is almost done.
Reason: DhiWise fetches page resources automatically, including the navigation. And you don’t need to deal with individual navigation and other configurations again.
Step 6: Customization
After the pages are imported, You can change views directly from here. This functionality covers you for the misidentified Figma elements if any (the chances of that are bleak).
Additionally, you can apply actions starting from authentication to navigation and back navigation, Open modal, as well as **API Integration.** Yes, You can bind real-time data from REST APIs to your pages.
Learn More about All the features In Details: React web app Builder
Step 7: Generate Source Code
After the customization is done, click on ‘Build’ to get the structured source code with all the customizations in a few minutes.
Step 8: Download/Sync your code to GitHub/GitLab
Once your App is built, you can download the entire source code from the DhiWise and/or sync it with your GitHub or GitLab Repository.
If you make more changes in DhiWise application and you want updated code in your application, you can use VSCode Extension to get the latest code directly into your Vscode.
There are two awesome features from DhiWise to make the development life more exciting — all while using DhiWise.
Now you can see a prototype of your app by deploying the application to Vercel in a single click!
Secondly, You can use Figma to Code plugin in Figma to get the code in minutes.
In a Nutshell…
These are just a few steps to transform Figma design into React code, along with additional features mentioned above.
Check out the Detailed Documentation on DhiWise Web App builder.
Watch this “Get started with React web app builder” for visual understanding.
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