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Mastering React Native

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Mastering React Native

Overview of this book

React Native has completely revolutionized mobile development by empowering JavaScript developers to build world-class mobile apps that run natively on mobile platforms. This book will show you how to apply JavaScript and other front-end skills to build cross-platform React Native applications for iOS and Android using a single codebase. This book will provide you with all the React Native building blocks necessary to become an expert. We’ll give you a brief explanation of the numerous native components and APIs that come bundled with React Native including Images, Views, ListViews, WebViews, and much more. You will learn to utilize form inputs in React Native. You’ll get an overview of Facebook’s Flux data architecture and then apply Redux to manage data with a remote API. You will also learn to animate different parts of your application, as well as routing using React Native’s navigation APIs. By the end of the book, you will be able to build cutting-edge applications using the React Native framework.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Mastering React Native
About the Authors
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Building the basic Onboarding experience

Before we dazzle our users with lots of animations, let's focus on leveraging what we've learned so far to build a basic onboarding experience. The view will have four onboarding panels, followed by a completion state. Each of the four panels will have its own message, a placeholder image (in lieu of final product photos), and a unique background color. At a high level, we'll create a root Onboarding component that manages transitioning between the different states. Additionally, we'll build a few supporting Onboarding components, and two buttons for navigating us forward and backward through the onboarding experience. Lastly, we'll create an onboarding configuration to house all the information about each onboarding state.

Getting started

First, let's build our barebones view. Inside your RNNYT app, add the following files inside the src/components directory:

  • Onboarding.js

  • OnboardingButtons.js

  • OnboardingPanel.js

  • Button.js

  • LinkButton.js

Let's begin with a...