React Native Starter Introduction

Saroj Subedi
2 min readDec 25, 2019


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React Native is like React, but it uses native components instead of web components as building blocks. If you already know React, you still need to learn some React-Native-specific stuff, like the native components.

Create A New Project

There is basically two ways(cli) for Bootstrapping a react native app .

Expo Cli QuickStart

  • npm install -g expo-cli
  • expo init NewProject

React Native CLI Quickstart

  • brew install node
  • brew install watchman
  • npm i react-native-cli
  • npm react-native init NewProject

If you want to know difference between these two cli . Check this.

State Management

Next thing we need to consider is what kind of state management library do we want to use for React Native. Its same like for React. I personally prefer MobX libary or React Context. There is also Redux- most famous state management library. For more check this link.

Project File Structure

In React Native, we can organize the project however we want. It depends on person to person. I organize my file structure based on functionality and code reusability.

File Structure
  • components : To achieve maximum code reuse and minimum state management. We can create functional components inside this directory. And can be call and use all overall the project.
  • config: All the settings and constants which we need in app can be define inside this folder.
  • screens: Views/Screens — Main Routing Pages can be define inside this folder.
  • states: Code related to state management can be include this folder.
  • services: Codes which connect the state actions and api can be written inside this folder files.

Navigation Libaries:

There are a-lot of React Native Navigation Libraries. Personally I prefer React Navigation.


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