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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)

Deploying test builds to HockeyApp

Before releasing an app into the wild, it's important to stress test your app and to get user feedback when possible. To accomplish this, you need to create a signed build of your app that you can share with a group of test users. For a robust test build, you'll need two things: analytics/reporting on app performance, and a mechanism for delivery. HockeyApp provides this and more for your test builds on both iOS and Android. While both of the official platforms for releasing applications to the Apple App Store and Google Play Store provide functionality for testing and analytics, HockeyApp provides a unified place for handling these concerns, and a secondary source of metrics, crash reporting, and more.

It should be noted that HockeyApp was recently acquired by Microsoft. They have announced that the HockeyApp product will be discontinued...