Building a fully functional react-native app with persistence and authentication is surprisingly easy. Using restdb.io for cloud hosted data and Auth0 for user authentication, you get lots of features right out of the box. Follow the steps in this post and you’ll be up and running in no time.
This feature opens up an array of cool scenarios for your application. One of them is to integrate your database with slack.com.
Slack seems to be every team’s favorite collaboration platform now. If you’re not using this great tool already, I would suggest you give it a try. It can practically eliminate the need for sending internal (non-important) emails, and introduces a more human touch to your team information flow.
That’s why it makes sense to let your database talk to Slack, instead of you logging on to your database admin, all the time, to see what’s going on.
User authentication is an important ingredient in application development. It both protects important data (i.e. APIs) and enables development of a personalised user experience.
It can, however, be a complicated and time-consuming process if you want to roll your own and it often requires a skilled backend developer to do it right.