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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 2. Advanced Functionality and Styling the To-Do List App

Having built an MVP for Tasks, our to-do list app, it's time to delve into building out advanced functionality, and styling the application to make it look nice. This chapter will explore the following topics:

  • Utilizing the NavigatorIOS component to build an edit screen to add details to a task
  • Taking in a date and time for tasks to be due with DatePickerIOS
  • Creating a custom collapsible component for our app and utilizing LayoutAnimation to give us fluid transitions
  • Building a Button component for our UI to clear a to-do item's due date
  • Saving the data of an edited task and rendering a due date, if applicable
  • Porting the application over to Android, swapping out DatePickerIOS for DatePickerAndroid and TimePickerAndroid and NavigatorIOS for Navigator, and exploring the control flow in deciding which component is used