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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

Porting to Android

The Android modifications we will make for this app are similar to the changes made for Expenses, which will be discussed later in Chapter 9,Additional React Native Components. The modifications we are making for Friends is as follows:

  • Swapping out TabBarIOS for DrawerLayoutAndroid and ToolbarAndroid
  • Creating Drawer and DrawerRow components to support DrawerLayoutAndroid
  • Using Navigator in the root-level file
  • Creating an Android-specific version of the App component
  • Updating FeedList for Android-specific styling
  • Modifying FeedListRow to support Android navigation
  • Adding BackAndroid and Navigator support to PostView


In-depth explanations for DrawerLayoutAndroid and ToolbarAndroid can be found in Chapter 9, Additional React Native Components.

Adding DrawerLayoutAndroid and ToolbarAndroid

Let's begin by adding Toolbar/Drawer-based navigation for the Android version of Friends. We will need to start by creating a component called Drawer, which performs the following...