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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

About the Facebook API

Before we proceed further, a note about the level of access we can gain with the Facebook API--you will only be able to gain information about the user who is logged in. The specific user's friend list is inaccessible through Facebook's API, but a small subset of friends who have also installed the same app is available. Since it's not very useful in our project, I'm purposefully omitting it.

While the user's posts and photos will certainly have a list of comments along with the names and pictures of the people who posted them, accessing those friends' profiles is not possible using the current iteration of the Facebook API.