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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

Installing the Facebook SDK on iOS and Android

Initialize a new React Native project using the following command line:

react-native init Friends

Afterwards, navigate to the new project you just created using a command line.

The Facebook SDK for React Native is available through npm in a package called react-native-fbsdk. We'll install it as such:

npm install --save react-native-fbsdk

Now link the SDK, as follows:

react-native link react-native-fbsdk

Now, follow the detailed instructions on the react-native-fbsdk repo on GitHub found at Since the installation instructions are prone to being changed at any given time, I highly recommend that you use the instructions found in that repo.

Afterward, install the react-native-vector-icons library that we used in Expenses using the process we saw earlier (refer to Chapter 4Advanced Functionality with the Expenses App, if you need a refresher).

Once you have initialized the app for this project and installed...