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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

Creating the entry point

The index file found at app/index.js will serve as the entry point into our application. Both the iOS and Android versions of Tasks will call upon it, and it's going to set up our Redux architecture. First, we'll import all the necessary dependencies. Don't worry if we haven't created any applicable files or folders for these items yet; we'll do so very shortly:

// TasksRedux/app/index.js 

import React from 'react'; 
import AppContainer from './containers/AppContainer'; 
import { createStore, applyMiddleware } from 'redux'; 
import { Provider } from 'react-redux'; 
import thunk from 'redux-thunk'; 
import listOfTasks from './reducers';  

Next, let's set up our store.

Setting up our store

To set up our store, we will need to use Redux's createStore method and then pass it a reducer. Here's how it looks on a high level:

let store = createStore(task) 

Additionally, since we know we'll be dealing with asynchronous calls in our...