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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

Navigator and NavigatorIOS

Implementing navigation in a mobile application helps us control how our users interact with and experience our apps. It lets us assign context to situations that would otherwise not have any--for example, in Tasks, it will not make sense to show a user an edit view for a task that they haven't selected; only showing this to the user when they select a task to edit builds situational context and awareness.

React Native's Navigator component handles the transitions between different views in your application. Glancing at the documentation, you may note that there's both a Navigator and NavigatorIOS component. Navigator is available on iOS and Android and implemented with JavaScript. On the other hand, NavigatorIOS is specifically available for iOS and is a wrapper around iOS's native UINavigationController, animating it and behaving the way you would expect from any iOS application.

Later in this chapter, we will take a closer look at the Navigator.


An important...