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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)

Rendering custom Android view components

One reason React Native has gained so much popularity so far is its ability to render truly native UI components. With native UI components on Android, we're able to leverage not only the GPU rendering power, but we also get the native look and feel of native components, including native fonts, colors, and animations. Web and hybrid applications on Android use CSS polyfills to simulate a native animation but, in React Native, we can get the real thing.

We'll need a new pure React Native app for this recipe. Let's name it NativeUIComponent. In this recipe, we'll take a native Button and expose it as a React Native view component.

How to do it...

  1. Let's start...