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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

Rendering links with WebView

When your users select a link, it's beneficial to render that link within your application so that your user doesn't get thrown out of the app and into their browser. To accomplish this task with React Native, we will use the WebView component.

The WebView component renders Web content within a native, app-contained view. For this app, we will use just one of its many props:

  • source: This loads either a URI with optional headers or static HTML into the WebView.

Rendering a WebView component is simple:

import { 
} from 'react-native'; 
class WebViewSample extends Component { 
  render () { 
    return ( 
        source={{uri: ''}} /> 

Not all posts contain links in their attachments. When they do, the hierarchy looks like this:

attachments: [{ 
title: 'Link to Google' 
  url: '' 

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