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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)

Optimizing React Native app size

Before deploying our app to production, it's always a good idea to shrink the app bundle size to as small a file as possible, and there are several techniques we can leverage to do so. These can involve supporting fewer devices or compressing included assets.

This recipe will cover a few techniques for limiting production package file sizes in both iOS and Android React Native apps.

Getting ready

For this recipe, we will be using the same simple React Native app we've used throughout this chapter, TestDeployApp. You'll also need to have code signing working for iOS, and the ability to create .apk files as covered in previous recipes.

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