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React Native By Example

By : Richard Kho
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React Native By Example

By: Richard Kho

Overview of this book

React Native's ability to build performant mobile applications with JavaScript has resulted in its popularity amongst developers. Developers now have the luxury to create incredible mobile experiences that look and feel native to their platforms with the comfort of a well-known language and the popular React.js library. This book will show you how to build your own native mobile applications for the iOS and Android platforms while leveraging the finesse and simplicity of JavaScript and React. Throughout the book you will build three projects, each of increasing complexity. You will also link up with the third-party Facebook SDK, convert an app to support the Redux architecture, and learn the process involved in making your apps available for sale on the iOS App Store and Google Play. At the end of this book, you will have learned and implemented a wide breadth of core APIs and components found in the React Native framework that are necessary in creating great mobile experiences.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 1. First Project - Creating a Basic To-Do List App

Having set up our environment for React Native development in the preface, let's start developing the application. Throughout this book, I'll refer to this application by the project name I began with--Tasks. In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Planning the features that a to-do list app should have
  • Basic project architecture
  • Introducing StyleSheet, the React Native component for working with styles
  • An overview of Flexbox, a layout mode inspired by CSS for styling in React Native
  • Become acquainted with ES6, the new JavaScript syntax we will be writing our code in
  • Creating the building blocks of Tasks with TextInput, ListView, AsyncStorage, Input, state, and props
  • Learning about the iOS Simulator's Developer menu, which can help us during the writing of our app