Book Image

React Native Cookbook. - Second Edition

By : Daniel Ward
4 (1)
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)

Implementing browser-based authentication

In the Logging in with Facebook recipe in Chapter 8, Working with Application Logic and Data, we will cover using the Expo Facebook component to create a login workflow for providing our app with the user's basic Facebook account information. Expo also provides a Google component, which provides similar functionality for getting a user's Google account information. But what do we do if we want to create a login workflow that uses account information from a different site? In this case, Expo provides the AuthSession component.

AuthSession is built on Expo's WebBrowser component, which we've already used in Chapter 4, Implementing Complex User Interfaces – Part II. The typical login workflow consists of four steps:

  1. The user initiates the login process
  2. The web browser opens to the login page
  3. The authentication...