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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)

Handle being invoked by an external iOS app

It is also a common behavior for native apps to communicate between one another via linking, and are usually prompted to the user with the phrase Open in..., along with the name of an app that can better handle an action. This is done by using a protocol that is specific to your app. Just like any website link has a protocol of either http:// or https://, we can also create a custom protocol that will allow any other app to open and send data to our app.

In this recipe, we will be creating a custom protocol called invoked://. By using the invoked:// protocol, any other app can use it to run our app and pass data to it.

Getting ready

For this recipe, we'll be starting from a...