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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

What's around me?

The MapView component from react-native-maps is the main tool you'll use to render maps in your React Native applications.

Let's implement a basic MapView component to see what you get out of the box:

import React from "react";
import { View } from "react-native";
import MapView from "react-native-maps";
import styles from "./styles";

export default () => (
<View style={styles.container}>
<MapView style={styles.mapView} showsUserLocation followUserLocation />

The two Boolean properties that you've passed to MapView do a lot of work for you. The showsUserLocation property will activate the marker on the map, which denotes the physical location of the device running this application. The followUserLocation property tells the map to update the location marker as the device moves around. Let's see the resulting map:

The current location of the device is clearly marked on the...