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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

Chapter 9. Additional React Native Components

Throughout the book, we touched on a lot of React Native SDKs. However, there were some components where their additions didn't fit with the apps we built.

In this chapter, we will cover some of them so that you will gain some extended practice with the React Native framework. You will learn to do the following things:

  • Write a playground application where we will add components and parts of the React Native API that we did not get to work with in the prior projects
  • Use the Fetch API to make network calls to a third-party resource
  • Utilize the Vibration API to physically vibrate the user's phone
  • Make use of the Linking API have your app open a third-party app with a registered link
  • Build a slider that can slide around to set a value between a defined minimum and maximum number
  • Learn how to use the Action sheet and Share sheet in iOS to share details from your app
  • Obtain a user's location data with the Geolocation polyfill

Additionally, the end of this chapter...