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React Native Cookbook. - Second Edition

By : Daniel Ward
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Book Image

React Native Cookbook. - Second Edition

4 (1)
By: Daniel Ward

Overview of this book

If you are a developer looking to create mobile applications with maximized code reusability and minimized cost, React Native is what you need. With this practical guide, you’ll be able to build attractive UIs, tackle common problems in mobile development, and achieve improved performance in mobile environments. This book starts by covering the common techniques for React Native customization and helps you set up your development platforms. Over the course of the book, you’ll work through a wide variety of recipes that help you create, style, and animate your apps with built-in React Native and custom third-party components. You’ll also develop real-world browser-based authentication, build a fully functional audio player, and integrate Google Maps in your apps. This book will help you explore different strategies for working with data, including leveraging the popular Redux library and optimizing your app’s dataflow. You’ll also learn how to write native device functionality for new and existing React Native projects and how app deployment works. By the end of this book, you'll be equipped with tips and tricks to write efficient code and have the skills to build full iOS and Android applications using React Native.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)

Using react-native-side-menu for adding side navigation menus

Side menus are a common UX pattern for displaying options, controls, app settings, navigation, and other secondary information in mobile applications. The react-native-side-menu third-party package provides an excellent, straightforward way to implement side menus in a React Native app. In this recipe, we will be building an app that has a side menu housing buttons that change the background.

Getting ready

Setting up the react-native-side-menu package does not require the command:

 react-native link

So feel free to create this app with Expo or as a pure React Native app. We need to create a new app for this recipe, and for project naming purposes we'll assume...