Facebook has given us React Native, a javascript platform for building native applications with native look and feel. Google has given us Firebase, a backend system that provides authentication, data storage, hosting, analytics, notifications, and more. And, of course, Apple gave us the iPhone. In this talk, we’ll use these technologies from these tech giants together to rapidly build a robust mobile application and deploy it to a device. We’ll see how much faster it is to avoid building out a backend entirely, and we’ll see the advantages of a multi-platform tool over native code in mobile development.