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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)

Detecting orientation changes

When building complex interfaces, it's very common to render different UI components, based on the device's orientation. This is especially true when dealing with tablets.

In this recipe, we will render a menu based on screen orientation. In landscape, we will render an expanded menu with icons and texts, and in portrait, we will only render the icons.

Getting ready

To support orientation changes, we are going to use Expo's helper utility called ScreenOrientation.

We will also use the FontAwesome component provided by the Expo package @expo/vector-icons. The Using font icons recipe in Chapter 2, Creating a Simple React Native App, describes how to use this component.

Before we get...