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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

Planning the app

Friends will be the first full-fledged example we build of just how powerful React Native is. It will deal with a lot of moving parts, so it's good to plan out the app in depth. On a basic level, accessing the Facebook Graph API gives us the following permissions:

  • Signing in
  • Viewing your feed
  • Viewing the list of posts on your feed along with its comments and likes
  • Adding new posts and comments on your feed
  • Browsing the photos that you've uploaded to your Facebook profile along with their comments and likes
  • Viewing the events that you have RSVPd
  • Rediscovering the list of pages that you have liked

As in the previous chapters, we want to break this off into bite-sized accomplishments. By the end of this chapter, Friends should do the following things:

  • Prompt the user to sign in to Facebook, if they haven't already, and save their authentication token automatically with the SDK
  • While the feed is loading, show a spinning animation to visualize that data is loading
  • Show the user their feed...