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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, we started building our budgeting app. We installed a popular vector icon library, discovered how to link that library to our project in Xcode, and then wrote a basic version of our app.

This included a basic helper library that managed date methods and another to manage storage.

In the app, we created a prompt for the user to enter their budget for the month and ensured that it collected this data before letting them proceed to add in expenses. Then, we used a modal to show and hide the fields for a user to add a new expense into the app and updated the ListView component to reflect the newly added expense.

The next chapter will get more advanced. We will finally put that vector icon library to good use by letting the user categorize their expenses by icon, and then let them look at the past months' data by creating a second section of our app, which is controlled by a tab bar. Additionally, we will create a progress view to track the total amount already spent by...