Shows how to organize your code to reuse it as much as possible between Web, iOS and Android
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React Native Code Reuse

I created this application as an example for my article Code sharing between React and React Native applications. It shows how to share code between different platforms (web, iOS and Android) when using React & React Native. It is based on the fact that React Native will detect when a file has a .ios. or .android. extension and load the relevant platform file when required from other components (see Platform-specific extensions).

Each platform uses the corresponding index.js file as an entry point. All other code resides in the app directory.

For simple components which don't do any logic, we define views with .js, .ios.js and .android.js extensions each containing a platform specific code. Like in the Title component.

For components which do some logic, we add a container component to define that logic. In such case in the subpackage index, we load the container and it renders the view. For max code reuse, we can put all shared logic into the abstract container and put platform specific code into subclasses. Like in the AboutButton component.

For components which need to use Redux state and dispatch actions (connected components), we connect them once in the subpackage index and pass the received props to containers or views the same as previous components. You can check the example in the HelpButton component.


  1. Install npm
  2. From the root directory of the repository execute npm i



From the root directory of the repository execute gulp serve


From the root directory execute react-native run-ios or open ios/ReactNativeCodeReuse.xcodeproj with XCode and run the project.


From the root directory execute react-native run-android


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