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React and React Native - Third Edition

By : Adam Boduch, Roy Derks
Book Image

React and React Native - Third Edition

By: Adam Boduch, Roy Derks

Overview of this book

React and React Native, Facebook’s innovative User Interface (UI) libraries, are designed to help you build robust cross-platform web and mobile applications. This updated third edition is improved and updated to cover the latest version of React. The book particularly focuses on the latest developments in the React ecosystem, such as modern Hook implementations, code splitting using lazy components and Suspense, user interface framework components using Material-UI, and Apollo. In terms of React Native, the book has been updated to version 0.62 and demonstrates how to apply native UI components for your existing mobile apps using NativeBase. You will begin by learning about the essential building blocks of React components. Next, you’ll progress to working with higher-level functionalities in application development, before putting this knowledge to use by developing user interface components for the web and for native platforms. In the concluding chapters, you’ll learn how to bring your application together with a robust data architecture. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to build React applications for the web and React Native applications for multiple mobile platforms.
Table of Contents (33 chapters)
Section 1: React
Section 2: React Native
Section 3: React Architecture

Tab and drawer navigation

So far in this chapter, each example has used Button components to link to other screens in the app. You can use functions from react-navigation that will create tab or drawer navigation for you automatically based on the screen components that you give it.

Let's create an example that uses bottom tab navigation on iOS and drawer navigation on Android.

You aren't limited to using tab navigation on iOS or drawer navigation on Android. I'm just picking these two to demonstrate how to use different modes of navigation based on the platform. You can use the exact same navigation mode on both platforms if you prefer.

Here's what the App component looks like:

import { createAppContainer } from "react-navigation";
import { createBottomTabNavigator } from "react-navigation-tabs";
import { createDrawerNavigator } from "react-navigation-drawer";
import { Platform } from "react-native";
import Home from "./Home...