ElixirConf 2017 - Building Realtime Mobile Apps with React Native and Elixir - Osayame Gaius Obaseki
Building realtime mobile apps presents several challenges. Most approaches default to complex polling and caching techniques, and/or use subpar toolchains. This talk argues that functional programming is the best way to build scalable mobile apps. The talk demonstrates how to quickly build a realtime cross-platform mobile app similar to Slack or HipChat with React Native. In addition, it describes how to use Elixir and the Phoenix framework to drastically reduce the effort and complexity necessary to build a realtime web server. Lastly, the talk argues that this approach is the most maintainable for small to medium-sized development teams.