[Tizen General] React Native

Bob Summerwill bob at summerwill.net
Tue Jan 12 07:10:53 GMT 2016

There are many things which Samsung "should" do, but the root of it, as I'm
sure you are well aware, Olivier lies in economics.

Until Tizen has more users, the third party apps will never arrive.    The
numbers just don't make sense for businesses to engage while there is such
a massive, massive gulf between Android and iOS and the also-rans group, in
which Tizen has edged past Blackberry into #4 (because BB are dying so

There is still a BIG jump before Tizen can get past Windows Phone even
(which is also dying), and that is with Microsoft having a pretty
compelling Convergence story and development tools and compatibility
bridges which are orders of magnitude better than Tizen offers.

The only salvation for Tizen in the market, IMHO, given that even Android
support via ACL is not actually being allowed, is a massive cash-injection
from Samsung to pay for porting of prestige applications to Tizen.   That
is the game which both Microsoft and Amazon have been playing shameless for
the last few years, and it is the only answer in my opinion.     No organic
demand?   Well - gotta "juice it" then, to make appealing applications
available to induce people to adopt.

It is a crying shame, because the Z3 is a great bit of hardware.   Battery
life is just amazing too.    Software selection is abysmal, though.
 Samsung have to have to fix that.

On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 8:00 PM, Olivier Nyssen <nyssen11 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Samsung should add support for Tizen in React Native imo.
> Samsung is very good at hardware marketing but app dev marketing is almost
> nonexistent.
> Old school dev conferences, yes but apart from that...
> Marketing is a dirty word for a lot of open source devs but the reality is
> that Google and Facebook are the masters of app dev marketing.
> App dev marketing is about mindshare: React Native is one of Facebook's
> many initiatives.
> React Native is an open source project: to add Tizen support shouldn't be
> too difficult.
> On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 9:37 PM, Bob Summerwill <bob at summerwill.net>
> wrote:
>> Who are you asking, Olivier?
>> You need to be asking in the React Native forums, and I can tell you what
>> the answer will be.
>> Facebook have only recently (
>> https://code.facebook.com/posts/1189117404435352/react-native-for-android-how-we-built-the-first-cross-platform-react-native-app/)
>> got React Native working on Android, which has a multi-billion handset
>> install base.
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