Where to Begin with React Native
If you’re just getting started with React Native, or are curious about what it is, this guide is for you. We’ll go over the basics of React Native, what tools you need to get started, and how to create your first “Hello, world!” app.
If you’re brand new to React Native, this free introduction to React Native is a great place to start. It’ll teach you the basics of creating and styling components, as well as using navigators and animations.
Once you have a basic understanding of React Native, take a look at the official documentation. In particular, check out the guides on working with native code and adding animation. The documentation of React native is really good and should be read.
So you want to create a mobile app, but don’t know where to start?
It can be overwhelming to try and learn a new language just to create an app. Not to mention all the different frameworks, libraries, and tools that are available.
Begin your mobile app coding adventure:
You can start with one of the premade apps React Native have already made right here.
If you want to make your own app from scratch, check out this tutorial.
That means you can use all the power of React (plus some extra APIs) to build awesome native apps without having to learn another hard language first.
Native mobile app
Now that React Native is installed, we can create our first project. Run the following command in your terminal
First, let’s install React Native. You’ll need Node.js and npm installed on your machine. You can find installation instructions for both on the React Native website.
Once you have Node.js and npm installed, run the following command in your terminal to install React Native:
npm install -g
React Native for Android
One of the main advantages of React Native Android is that you don’t need to learn Java in order to develop for Android. React Native provides an API that is very similar to React, so if you’re already familiar with React, you’ll be able to pick up React Native Android without too much trouble.
In addition to its ease of use, React Native Android offers several other benefits:
- Lots of API’s
React Native for Ios (apple)
If you want to create iOS apps with React Native, you’ll need to install Xcode. You can find installation instructions on the React Native website.
Once you have Xcode installed, open it and create a new project. For the project name, enter “HelloWorld” (or any other name you like). Select “iOS” as the platform and “Single View App” as the template. Click “Next” and then click “Create” to create the project.
Now that we have our project created, we can start writing code! In your terminal, run the following command to install React Native:
npm install -g react-native-cli
This will install the React Native CLI, which we’ll use to setup the project.