Kwakr was a test. A test to see what it really took to build a web application with React. This single page application has all of the requirements for a social application – Facebook Authentication, Social Components, and Live Updating.
This application was definitely more of a challenge than originally expected. First understanding the nuances of React and then adding Redux under the hood made this “simple” application a bit of beast. What was learned from this experiment was that React is a great way to build applications and that Redux, while complex to understand in the beginning, makes your life much easier in the long term.