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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

Android modifications

For Android support, we want to do the following things to our code base:

  • Import the react-native-vector-icons library via Gradle
  • Swap out the TabBarIOS component for an Android-based solution using the DrawerLayoutAndroid and ToolbarAndroid components to create a navigation bar that contains a drawer that slides out to toggle between the current and previous months' expenses
  • Replace any NavigatorIOS instances with Navigator
  • Remove ProgressViewIOS
  • Remove the ExpandableCell components in AddExpensesModal and replace DatePickerIOS with DatePickerAndroid
  • Add any Android-specific files to components that require them

Installing the vector icon library

You should not need to do anything extra to have the react-native-vector-icons library installed for Android since React Native link should have taken care of the entire process for you.

However, if you decided to link the library manually for iOS, the readme file for react-native-vector-icons has the latest, up-to-date instructions...