Latest commit baf663c Aug 24, 2018

React Native Mapbox GL Demo

Demo Application for React Native Mapbox GL

What is Mapbox?

Mapbox is the location data platform for mobile and web applications. We provide building blocks to add location features like maps, search, and navigation into any experience you create. Use our simple and powerful APIs & SDKs and our open source libraries for interactivity and control.

Sign up for Mapbox

Not a Mapbox user yet? Sign up for an account here. Once you’re signed in, all you need to start building is a Mapbox access token. Use this same short code with all of our interactive mapping libraries, Python and JavaScript SDKs, and directly against our REST APIs. You can create and manage your access tokens on your Mapbox Account page.


  • Make sure you are in the example directory
cd example
  • Create a file called accesstoken in the root of the example project and just paste in your Mapbox access token.

  • Install our dependencies using npm i.

Start React Native Packager

Open up another tab in your Terminal and run

npm start

Run Android Simulator

  • Open up Android Studio and build with gradle
  • Start Android emulator
  • Run adb reverse tcp:8081 tcp:8081 to foward port to packager(needed for hot reloading, if you're not developing you can skip this step).
  • Run react-native run-android from example directory


If the build fails make sure gradle has permission to build from cli

cd android
chmod +x gradlew

Run iOS Simulator

You can run this with the react-native cli or Xcode

react-native run-ios


If you run into

Command failed: /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c Print:CFBundleIdentifier build/Build/Products/Debug-iphonesimulator/
Print: Entry, ":CFBundleIdentifier", Does Not Exist

Just run the example from Xcode, it seems to be an issue with RN.