An Open Source Mobile App for Robotics built in React Native

The Code & Robots Open Source project

  • Control your robots using the Code & Robots Android and iOS apps
    • Currently supports the Otto and Nybble robots
    • More coming soon, including support for custom bluetooth & wifi operated robots
  • Design your own robot mobile app using the Code & Robots Figma design with 10+ ready made screens to get you started
  • Build your own robot mobile app based on the Code & Robots open source mobile app project
  • Contact us if you’d like to contribute to this project or to discuss working together on your robot project

Android & iOS app

Open Source

Code & Robots is completly FREE under the MIT license. You can even use it commercially and we welcome all contributions, see our contributing guide to get started.

🚀 How to setup and run the app


There are quite a few gotchas when setting up and running the app right now. We’re working towards a better experience to get started but it’s best if you visit the Troubleshooting guide before starting and refer to it if you run into problems. For further support, send an email to


If you’re new to mobile app development with React Native then here are some crash courses to bring you up to speed:

Step 1: Install and setup React Native

Step 2: git clone this repo

  • Mac or Linux
    • cd ~
    • git clone
  • Windows
    • cd C:\Users\%username%
    • git clone

Step 3: cd to the cloned repo

  • cd codeandrobots-app

Step 4: Install the Application with Yarn

  • yarn install --ignore-engines

Step 5: Reinstall husky to setup git hooks

  • npm install husky@next --save-dev

Step 6: Copy .env.example to .env

  • Mac or Linux
    • cp .env.example .env
  • Windows
    • copy .env.example .env

Step 7: Update App Properties in .env if necessary

Step 8: Install and run the app

App Properties

When running the app locally, it will rely on the properties defined in your local .env file.

Have a look at .env.example for more information about app properties.

Running on a real device

Have a look at to get your device setup.

When running an API locally and the app on a real device, you will need to find and use the primary IP address of your local machine (i.e. not localhost).

  1. ipconfig getifaddr en0 (only works on macOS)
  2. Serve your backend API using the primary IP address (e.g. rails s -b [primary local ip])
  3. Update API_BASE_URL to use the primary IP address (e.g. http://[primary local ip]:3000/api/v1/)

🚫 Standard Compliant

This project adheres to Standard.

Lint on Commit

This is implemented using husky. There is no additional setup needed.

Bypass Lint

If you have to bypass lint for a special commit that you will come back and clean (pushing something to a branch etc.) then you can bypass git hooks with adding --no-verify to your commit command.

Understanding Linting Errors

The linting rules are from JS Standard and React-Standard. Regular JS errors can be found with descriptions here, while React errors and descriptions can be found here.


Before running tests you will need to install Jest.

Unit and integration tests automatically run on every git commit and git push.

Unit and integration tests:

yarn test

View app stories in Storybook mode
  1. In a new terminal, run storybook yarn storybook
  2. In a new terminal, run the app react-native run-ios or react-native run-android --variant=devDebug
  3. Choose app stories from the Storybook navigator within the app or in the browser
End to End Testing

There are no end to end tests right now as the app development is in flux but it’s a good idea to add them in the future.

Download Details:

Author: codeandrobots


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An Open Source Mobile App for Robotics built in React Native
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