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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


In this chapter, you started out strong by planning a minimum viable product version of a to-do list app, complete with adding tasks to the list and marking them as completed. Then, you learned about basic styling in React Native with Flexbox and became acquainted with new syntax and functionalities of the ES6 specification. You also discovered the iOS simulator debugging menu, which is a helpful tool for writing apps.

Afterward, you created a ListView component to render an array of items, and then implemented a TextInput component to save user input and render that into the Listview. Then, you used AsyncStorage to persist the data added to the app by the user, utilizing the new async and await keywords to write clean asynchronous functions. Finally, you implemented a TouchableHighlight cell that marks tasks as completed.