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React Native By Example

By : Richard Kho
Book Image

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

Obtaining Facebook API credentials

This looks like a great starting point. However, before we can begin, we need to register our app with Facebook. Head over to Facebook's developer site and select Add a New App. At the time of writing, the URL is

Once you have your application registered, download the Facebook SDK for iOS at and unzip its contents to your Documents folder, naming it FacebookSDK. Keep this folder open; we will need it shortly.

After that, go to the dashboard of your application and take note of the App ID. You'll also need this in a moment. You can find it here:

In the following section, we'll look at how to install the official Facebook SDK for React Native.