Airbnb has now acquired Deco software, which earlier had developed an Integrated development environment (IDE) to build React Native apps. With this acquisition, Airbnb wants to expand its platform and services. Deco software had been working specifically to create an IDE to build React Native apps for iOS and Android. The acquisition was officially announced on the page of Deco software.
As Deco software has been working on design tools and React Native, the company has found Airbnb as a perfect ally to continue its work. In Airbnb, Deco software will continue to work on advanced tooling for designers and engineers. Along with that, Deco IDE will no longer be available as a product. But they will be open-sourcing it.
Since Deco IDE will now be available as open source, it will be extremely beneficial for those who are looking to work on a feature-packed React Native coding tool. It’s not only the Deco IDE (React Native Framework) which has been open-sourced. But in 2015, Facebook also made the React JS framework as open source for building native mobile apps.