Right out of the box, React Native gives us most of the tools we need to build a fully functional native application that runs on both Android and iOS. However, taking your application to the next level and delivering a consistent and polished UX across both platforms requires help. NativeBase can provide us with additional tools that can facilitate quality UI designs for React Native apps. It is possible to build a quality native UI without a tool such as NativeBase, but this would require a lot more coding on our part. If you want to deliver applications that address specific challenges faced by your users, rather than maintaining your own UI library, NativeBase might be what you're looking for.
We'll cover the following topics in this chapter:
- Application containers
- Headers, footers, and navigation
- Using layout components