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Building React Native Applications Using Expo

by Reggie Dawson

React Native allows JavaScript developers to create mobile projects for Android and iOS. This course will teach you how to create React Native apps using the Expo SDK.

What you'll learn

Normally when building mobile apps using JavaScript extensive configuration is required. With React Native we have the option of using Expo to make the process easier. In this course, Building React Native Applications Using Expo, you’ll learn to develop and generate mobile apps using Expo. First, you’ll explore what Expo is, how to install it, and how to generate a project. Next, you’ll discover how to build apps using React Native components and the Expo SDK. Finally, you’ll learn how to configure your app to be built using the Expo CLI. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of React native and Expo needed to create your own apps ready for release to the respective app store.

Course FAQ

What are the prerequisites for this course?

Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with JavaScript. Some React knowledge would be helpful, but it is not required.

What is Expo SDK?

The Expo SDK provides access to device and system functionality such as contacts, camera, and GPS location. It is provided by the npm package expo — this is installed by default in every managed Expo project.

Why do we need mobile apps?

Mobile application enables your potential customers to get more opportunities to reach you and improve your return on Investment. Not only do mobile applications benefit businesses; they also benefit customers in many ways. Applications can also be used offline as most of the information is stored in mobile phones itself.

Why should I use reactive native over other frameworks?

React Native focuses exclusively on a mobile UI building and compares favorably with other frameworks. It makes React Native look more like a JavaScript library than a framework. A built mobile app is smoother and is loaded much faster than a classic hybrid one.

How long does it take to develop an app?

On average, apps can take anywhere between three and nine months to develop, depending on the complexity of the app and structure of your project. Each stage in the process takes different amounts of time to complete, but the most time-consuming of these tend to include: Writing a project brief: one or two weeks.

About the author

After over 16 years in IT, Reggie finally decided to follow a long-term dream of learning to code. The path Reggie chose led him to pick up JavaScript, and building Web and mobile apps. Fast forward three years, Reggie has worked with many of the popular frameworks available, and he is comfortable enough to share his knowledge with others.

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