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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)

Using a WebView to embed external websites

For many applications, it's required that external links can be visited and displayed within the app. This can be for showing a third-party website, online help, and the terms and conditions of using your app, among other things.

In this recipe, we will see how to open a WebView by clicking on a button in our app and dynamically setting the URL value. We'll also be using the react-navigation package for creating basic stack navigation in this recipe. Please check out the Setting up and using navigation recipe in Chapter 3, Implementing Complex User Interfaces – Part I for a deeper dive into building navigation.

If the needs of your app are better met by loading external websites via the device's browser, see the next recipe, Linking to websites and other applications.

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