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React was introduced by Facebook in 2013 and yet maintained by Facebook and community of individual developers and companies. Initially it was used to create User interfaces and UI components but later on it integrated with many popular JavaScript frameworks such as Node JS to build highly-functional web applications aligned with splendid UIs.

After 2 years of launching React, Facebook released its mobile framework – React Native which is indeed a leading cross-platform technology framework for mobile devices that further added up to the perks of using React.

Just look at the pie-chart below to get a glimpse of how dominant React is among other front-end alternatives.


frontend technologies usage pie-chart (React domination)

There have been a plethora of advantages of using React JS such as Speed, Performance, Usability, Open-source platform and flexibility for Mobile (react native).

Due to this overwhelming benefits, React.JS has snatched the attention of many industry leaders and popular brands of different business domains and make them use it as their primary framework for Front-end development. 


In this blog, we are going to look at some of the most popular web applications that are build by React.JS. 

Most Popular React Web application examples




With 2.45 billion users across the globe, Facebook is regarded as the most popular social media platform and they are the pioneers of React.js who introduced this revolutionary framework to the development world. 

Facebook also announced React fibre, a rewrite version of React.js that became a core of any feature development and any additional advancements making it ultra-responsive. And of course, it is no secret that they use React Native for their Mobile Application as well.




Netflix is the leading global online video streaming service that offers movies, web series, TV shows, documentaries etc. So, if you’re sitting on couch and enjoying your favorite show on Netflix then probably it’s because of React. 

Everyone loves high-quality videos and scaling heavy-applications is in fact one of the prominent feature of React. So, there is no better match Netflix can have to offer their users a smooth UI laced with managing tons of data.  




Elon Musk led Tesla that is known for electric-vehicle manufacturing also decided to opt for React to build their website. 

The exceptional engineering team at Tesla wanted to boost their online presence with some clean eye-catching designs and rich user-experience. 


Code Academy:-


Code Academy is a popular platform that offers online classes of several programming languages such as Python, PHP, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, Swift etc. 

With millions of students using the platform across the world, this stands another strong example among React web application that is capable of handling tons of users at a time. 

The major reason of choosing React.JS is that React Web applications are component-based and it is possible to isolate a particular part of website without actually disturbing the entire website. 




Another popular example of React.JS is Airbnb – An online rental marketplace company. Started in America back in 2008, Airbnb has now 800 million users that provide booking of hotels and rooms and has become a must-have application for frequent travelers. 

Airbnb engineers were very much impressed by the portability along with refactoring feature of React.js that allows programmers to iterate on reducing the efforts and making it simple to large extent. 




Reddit is much more than just a content-sharing platform. Indeed, it is grabbing the attention of fast-paced marketers because at Reddit, things go viral almost in a blink of an eye. 

With more than 330 million active users, Reddit is another popular example of React JS web application. 





Atlassian is a multinational software enterprise that is popularly known for developing some of the best SaaS (Software as a Service) based products such as Trello, Jira, Bitbucket and Asana. 

There was a statement of principle developer at Atlassian named Trey Shugard regarding the use of React that clearly shed some light on how important it can be for cloud based web applications.

“Over the last 2 years, almost all single-page applications built in the Atlassian Cloud use React and Atlaskit. As the library matures, Atlassian products and ecosystem vendors lean in more heavily into it.”



Khan Academy


It is an American non-profit organization founded by Salman Khan in 2008 to educate the students. This is another popular example of education platform built in React.

Again that component isolation feature was exclusive and convinced the developers at Khan academy to build their web application in React.JS



Final Words:-

In this dynamic world of technology, React has rooted its place by offering plethora of features providing huge scalability and flexibility to the developers not only for web applications but also for Mobile Apps.

This makes React JS a prime choice for all small, medium as well as large businesses regardless of their domain.

We, at Citrusbug have an exceptional team of React.JS developers experienced in creating top-notch React Web & Mobile applications that can cater to fulfill every technology milestone of Small & Medium-sized businesses.

Ishan Vyas

Ishan Vyas

Ishan is a Chief Technology Officer at Citrusbug Technolabs having more than a decade of exposure in IT industry. Prior to Citrusbug, he worked as Project Manager after starting his career as a Full-stack developer.

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