Madyson  Moore

Madyson Moore


How to Deep Link with React Navigation V5

Deep links are a great way to get your users exactly where they need to be from a variety of places. In this class you'll learn how to configure your iOS and Android app to capture deep links as well as configure React Navigation to handle that link appropriately. Additionally, you'll learn how to configure universal links allowing you to have the maximum amount of flexibility!


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How to Deep Link with React Navigation V5
Autumn  Blick

Autumn Blick


How native is React Native? | React Native vs Native App Development

If you are undertaking a mobile app development for your start-up or enterprise, you are likely wondering whether to use React Native. As a popular development framework, React Native helps you to develop near-native mobile apps. However, you are probably also wondering how close you can get to a native app by using React Native. How native is React Native?

In the article, we discuss the similarities between native mobile development and development using React Native. We also touch upon where they differ and how to bridge the gaps. Read on.

A brief introduction to React Native

Let’s briefly set the context first. We will briefly touch upon what React Native is and how it differs from earlier hybrid frameworks.

React Native is a popular JavaScript framework that Facebook has created. You can use this open-source framework to code natively rendering Android and iOS mobile apps. You can use it to develop web apps too.

Facebook has developed React Native based on React, its JavaScript library. The first release of React Native came in March 2015. At the time of writing this article, the latest stable release of React Native is 0.62.0, and it was released in March 2020.

Although relatively new, React Native has acquired a high degree of popularity. The “Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019” report identifies it as the 8th most loved framework. Facebook, Walmart, and Bloomberg are some of the top companies that use React Native.

The popularity of React Native comes from its advantages. Some of its advantages are as follows:

  • Performance: It delivers optimal performance.
  • Cross-platform development: You can develop both Android and iOS apps with it. The reuse of code expedites development and reduces costs.
  • UI design: React Native enables you to design simple and responsive UI for your mobile app.
  • 3rd party plugins: This framework supports 3rd party plugins.
  • Developer community: A vibrant community of developers support React Native.

Why React Native is fundamentally different from earlier hybrid frameworks

Are you wondering whether React Native is just another of those hybrid frameworks like Ionic or Cordova? It’s not! React Native is fundamentally different from these earlier hybrid frameworks.

React Native is very close to native. Consider the following aspects as described on the React Native website:

  • Access to many native platforms features: The primitives of React Native render to native platform UI. This means that your React Native app will use many native platform APIs as native apps would do.
  • Near-native user experience: React Native provides several native components, and these are platform agnostic.
  • The ease of accessing native APIs: React Native uses a declarative UI paradigm. This enables React Native to interact easily with native platform APIs since React Native wraps existing native code.

Due to these factors, React Native offers many more advantages compared to those earlier hybrid frameworks. We now review them.

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Aubrey  Price

Aubrey Price


Build a simple React Native Pokemon app with React-Navigation

As we start learning new technologies we want to start building something or work on a simple project to get a better understanding of the technology. So, let’s build this simple app.
For this app, we will be using PokeApi to get our pokemon data, and also we will be using Hooks. I am using pokemondb for pokemon sprites. It’s just a personal preference you can use whatever you want.

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Trinity  Kub

Trinity Kub


Bottom Tab View inside Navigation Drawer with React Navigation V5

Bottom Tab View + Navigation Drawer

This is an example of Bottom Tab View inside Navigation Drawer / Sidebar with React Navigation in React Native. We will use react-navigation to make a navigation drawer and Tab in this example. I hope you have already seen our post on React Native Navigation Drawer because in this post we are just extending the last post to show the Bottom Tab View inside the Navigation Drawer.

In this example, we have a navigation drawer with 3 screens in the navigation menu and a Bottom Tab on the first screen of the Navigation Drawer. When we open Screen1 the Bottom Tab will be visible and on the other options, this Bottom Tab will be invisible.

To Create a Drawer Navigator

      activeTintColor: '#e91e63',
      itemStyle: { marginVertical: 5 },
      options={{ drawerLabel: 'Home Screen Option' }}
      component={HomeScreenStack} />
      options={{ drawerLabel: 'Setting Screen Option' }}
      component={SettingScreenStack} />

To Create Bottom Tab Navigator

    activeTintColor: 'tomato',
    inactiveTintColor: 'gray',
    style: {
      backgroundColor: '#e0e0e0',
    labelStyle: {
      textAlign: 'center',
      fontSize: 16
      tabBarLabel: 'Home Screen',
      // tabBarIcon: ({ color, size }) => (
      //   <MaterialCommunityIcons name="home" color={color} size={size} />
      // ),
    }}  />
      tabBarLabel: 'Explore Screen',
      // tabBarIcon: ({ color, size }) => (
      //   <MaterialCommunityIcons name="settings" color={color} size={size} />
      // ),
    }} />

In this example, we will make a Tab Navigator inside a Drawer Navigator so let’s get started.

To Make a React Native App

Getting started with React Native will help you to know more about the way you can make a React Native project. We are going to use react-native init to make our React Native App. Assuming that you have node installed, you can use npm to install the react-native-cli command line utility. Open the terminal and go to the workspace and run

npm install -g react-native-cli

Run the following commands to create a new React Native project

react-native init ProjectName

If you want to start a new project with a specific React Native version, you can use the --version argument:

react-native init ProjectName --version X.XX.X

react-native init ProjectName --version react-native@next

This will make a project structure with an index file named App.js in your project directory.

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Creating Deep Links in React Native

I recently came across this situation where I had to deep link an app in React Native. After googling a lot, I realised that there’s a lack of up-to-date tutorials out there. So as I had a bunch of issues trying to figure this out I decided to write something on that subject.

So the point here is to create a link that should led us directly to our app and also be able to takes us to some specific section inside of it. For example, if you want to share some content on the app, all you’ll have to do is to share a link that should be something like nameapp://post/{id}.So that link should open the app and navigate us to some specific post inside our app, that’s our goal.

I’d like to take as reference the article written by Nader Dabit that helped me a lot to build my own deep link. Now let’s write an updated version using React Hooks, functional components and all that new good stuff.

First of all we create a new RN project, at the moment I write this article the latest stable version is 0.62.2.

npx react-native init DeepLink --version 0.62.2

Once the project is created lets install react-navigation package to handle our navigation. As we are using version 5.x we have to install it as follows:

npm install @react-navigation/native

npm install react-native-reanimated react-native-gesture-handler react-native-screens react-native-safe-area-context @react-native-community/masked-view
npm install @react-navigation/stack
npx pod-install ios

Add this line at the very top of your entry file (index.js or App.js) to initialise the package:

import 'react-native-gesture-handler';

Now the project is ready to go. if you’re getting any issue installing the package please check react navigation docs. Now we go ahead and create Home.js and **Post.js **files. Let’s start by our routing at App.js file by creating a simple navigation stack and importing the files we just created.

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Shared Element Transition in React Native | React Navigation V5 | Animation

In this video, we are going to see react-native shared element transition using react-navigation v5 and react-navigation-shared-element package. I hope you will like this video. Don’t forget to mention the next topic. Like comment and share this one. I will try to make more helpful videos in the future. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you don’t miss my future video.

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react-native-shared-element : 0.7.0,
react-navigation-shared-element : 5.0.0-alpha1

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