The React Native development process begins with the creation of an application using a combination of JavaScript and React Native components. After the application is created, the developer must add any needed functionality. This can be done with a combination of API calls, custom code, and third-party libraries.  

After the basic functionality is complete, the developer must configure the application for the chosen platform. This includes setting up the application for the specific device it will be used on, such as iOS or Android. The developer must also configure the application for specific features and capabilities, such as push notifications, local storage, and authentication.