Hope you the best with your startup François. As an AWS user I don’t see the value of Deploy compared to BeanStalk, but hey I’m certainly not the target ;).
Deploy is maybe your first step to have your app marker! App always needs servers. Who knows?
Great intro for AWS beginners. Congrats!
A Quick note about CloudFront can be very useful to beginners to fix the performance issue (and cache)
I’ll go deeper on that point later, but ATM React Native animations are launched in the JS Main thread. It results that, if your device has a low capabilities (iPhone 5 or S3), you’ll have a really bad User Experience as animation blocks your “main JS” to be executed. It’s something RN contributors are aware, and they try to move animation in an other thread to not block the main one.