I'm wondering the idea behind this as I don't understand which kind of situation you will use this.

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React is a programming technology created by Facebook that provides a cross-platform interface for creating applications. A specific extension of React, called forcereact, is an implementation that provides Salesforce-specific features, and is part of the Mobile SDK. You'll want to start from this trail, which gives you a quick crash course in forcereact, as well as links to an example application, documentation, and so on.

  • Thanks for the response. I know about React and React native and also I have been investigating on it using the Salesforce Mobile SDK for Android/iOS but what I would like to know is, if I understand well, this will be a separated/isolated app - apk/ipa files - from what is built with Salesforce Lightning Components so is a kind of method to connect both? Probably some real situation which you will use this method on your lightning components ? Thanks Oct 3, 2018 at 11:34
  • @danigonlinea I don't have a real reason to use it, because I don't do any mobile development at this time. But yes, it's a way that you can load your native app directly from Salesforce on a supported device that has the app installed, and even provide parameters to your app if necessary. For example, you might have a mobile app that links to another system (inventory management, tracking, whatever), and you can then provide a component inside Salesforce to load that app with a parameter. This event is something you won't use if you're not using react.
    – sfdcfox
    Oct 3, 2018 at 12:03

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