The RNTester showcases React Native views and modules.
Running this app
Before running the app, make sure you ran:
git clone https://github.com/facebook/react-native.git cd react-native npm install
Running on iOS
Mac OS and Xcode are required.
- Hit the Run button
See Running on device if you want to use a physical device.
Running on iOS with CocoaPods
Similar to above, you can build the app via Xcode with help of CocoaPods.
- Install CocoaPods
cd RNTester; pod install
- Open the generated
RNTesterPods.xcworkspace(this is not checked in). Do not open
Running on Android
You'll need to have all the prerequisites (SDK, NDK) for Building React Native installed.
Start an Android emulator (Genymotion is recommended).
cd react-native ./gradlew :RNTester:android:app:installDebug ./scripts/packager.sh
Note: Building for the first time can take a while.
Open the RNTester app in your emulator.
See Running on Device in case you want to use a physical device.
Running with Buck
Follow the same setup as running with gradle.
Install Buck from here.
Run the following commands from the react-native folder:
./gradlew :ReactAndroid:packageReactNdkLibsForBuck buck fetch rntester buck install -r rntester ./scripts/packager.sh
Note: The native libs are still built using gradle. Full build with buck is coming soon(tm).
Built from source
Building the app on both iOS and Android means building the React Native framework from source. This way you're running the latest native and JS code the way you see it in your clone of the github repo.
This is different from apps created using
react-native init which have a dependency on a specific version of React Native JS and native code, declared in a
package.json file (and
build.gradle for Android apps).