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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

Using the Facebook Graph API

The FBSDK lets us make requests to the Facebook Graph API using the GraphRequest and GraphRequestManager classes to create those requests and execute them.

GraphRequest is used to create a request to the Graph API, while GraphRequestManager is called to execute that request.


To instantiate a new GraphRequest, we can pass up to three arguments:

  • graphPath: This is a string pertaining to the endpoint in the Graph API that we wish to hit. For example, to get information about the logged-in user, a graphPath of /me will be used.
  • config: This is an optional object that can configure the request. The props that this object accepts are all optional:
    • httpMethod: This is a string that describes the HTTP method for this request, for example, GET or POST.
    • version: This is a string that describes the specific Graph API version to use.
    • parameters: This is an object containing the request's parameters.
    • accessToken: This is a stringified version of the access token used...