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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


In this chapter, we learned the fundamentals of React development with Redux! We started by creating actions, which dispatch intent to our Redux store. Then, we wrote reducers to handle that intent and update our state tree. We also built a store that consolidated our reducers and middleware.

Afterwards, we used the Connect method to wrap a container around a React component, giving it access to any actions and parts of the state tree of our choosing.

We also converted the existing EditTask and TasksList components to be less reliant on the local state and use its logic from the state tree.

Later in the chapter, we discovered how to temporarily delay the dispatching of actions to perform necessary asynchronous calls first by using Redux-Thunk. This, in conjunction with subscribing our store to any updates, allowed us to have a fully persistent app that used AsyncStorage to keep its data.

Finally, we made sure that every step along the way kept the Android support we started the chapter...