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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 5. Third Project - The Facebook Client

Until now, we've mainly built applications that deal only with information provided by a user. However, lots of applications tend to send and receive data from other sources around the web. For our third and final project in this book, we will build an app that accesses the external Facebook API so that users can access their profile.

In this chapter, you will do the following things:

  • Plan Friends, our Facebook application, by deciding what key factors it should have
  • Gain access to the Facebook API and install the official SDK for both iOS and Android
  • Use the Facebook API's Login SDK to grant the app appropriate permissions
  • Grab information from the Facebook API using GraphRequest and GraphRequestManager
  • Utilize an ActivityIndicator to let the user visually know that data is currently loading
  • Begin building the essential features of our Facebook application