As part of our Mobile Development team our intern, Lukas, shares his experience. At that time he had the chance to discover one of the latest technologies, React Native. It could also have been Kotlin or Swift. Here he tells us how it came about and why he really enjoyed it.

Hi, my name is Lukas (Mobile Development intern, February 2017) and I have been part of the Tractive team since the middle of February whereby I support the Mobile Development department. The following is a brief snippet about my experiences over the last few months.

Why did I apply?

During my Mobile Computing studies at FH Hagenberg, Tractive often came up during classes. But, my passion for animals played an even more important role in my decision to apply for an internship at Tractive.

The job interview alone was actually enough to convince me completely. The open and easygoing nature of the team eliminated any tension I had. That was when I knew that Tractive had the kind of professional environment I would like to work in. During my interview I also brought up that I’m always open to learning something new. Tractive really enabled me to stretch my creative muscles. They ensure that everybody works in a field in which they feel fulfilled.

On my first working day my team lead told me that I was going to work on my own project – React Native. React Native is one of the latest technologies, which was developed, published and used by Facebook. It is also used in other apps like Instagram. In fact, many big companies jumped on the “React-Native-bandwagon” like Airbnb, Baidu, Uber, Tesla, Walmart. Thus, it’s even cooler that we also use this technology at Tractive.

What makes it so special?

React Native, as the name suggests, builds upon the React JavaScript web library.  It is expanded for the mobile operating systems, Android and iOS. This means that it’s possible to develop for both platforms at the same time. The special thing is that native components are used in the background. Therefore, it looks like the developed application is just an iOS app although the majority of the code is shared with Android.

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During the last months, my task was to develop the pre-existing payment flow of both the platforms iOS and Android in React Native and to integrate the existing applications. If any changes are made in the future, they just have to be developed on a code basis.

The thing I appreciated most about working at Tractive was the working environment. Everyone has a happy disposition and is taken seriously. Everybody is motivated to implement their projects and goals. Bringing in own ideas for the company’s development also felt great.

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Richelle Aichberger, People Operations Manager at Tractive

This post was written by Richelle Aichberger, a dedicated member of Tractive’s HR team specializing in Employer Branding. With a background in HR, she loves connecting paw-some people with Tractive.

When she’s not busy brainstorming new ideas to attract the best talent, you can find her enjoying quality time with her family, getting her hands dirty in the garden, or unwinding over a relaxing three-day weekend!