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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

Application containers

Before we can pull out the NativeBase UI components and render them on our application screens, there are a couple of initialization tasks we have to perform. NativeBase requires you to load font files in order to work. Additionally, we want to set up the same general screen structure for every screen using top-level NativeBase components. To accomplish both of these goals, we can implement a Container component, which can then be used by our screens. We'll start by importing everything that we need:

import React, { useState, useEffect } from "react";
import {
Container as NativeBaseContainer,
} from "native-base";
import { AppLoading } from "expo";
import * as Font from "expo-font";
import { Ionicons } from "@expo/vector-icons";
import { getStatusBarHeight } from "react-native-status-bar-height";

Now, we can implement the Container component:

export default function Container...