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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

Chapter 6. Advanced Facebook App Functionality

Now that we have gained access to Facebook's Graph API, it's time to finish building our app.

In this chapter, we will:

  • Continue building Friends, our Facebook-connected application, by grabbing additional data from the Graph APIs, such as media attachments, comments, and number of likes from each existing post in our feed
  • Add a pull-to-refresh mechanism for our app to allow the user to reload data
  • Learn about the Image component, which will allow us to render images in our application
  • Discover WebView, to open links in a locally available View component
  • Include a log out screen for the app
  • Make changes to the app in order to build an Android version

Let's continue where we left off from the last chapter and work on the extension of our FeedListRow component.