5 libraries to consider for your next React Native project

by Harish Murali

on January 5, 2018

React Native has made mobile application development process bliss for developers, there’s no doubt in that. We’ve been working on it full time since last 1.5 years and we have are indeed delighted in using them for our App development.

After working on bunch of React Native projects, We were retrospecting the libraries that we were using and turns out there are quite few of them which are essentially shaping up our projects very well. Hence, I thought I could compile a list and share it with the community.

Here we go..

1.React-Native-Share:

This library is used to send and receive or share data to other apps.

Features:

1.Allow the user to share his activity.
2.Offer an easy way for the user to tell about the app.

https://github.com/EstebanFuentealba/react-native-share

2.React-Native-AppLink:

This library easily link to other apps with React Native.

Features:

1.Easy to use.
2.Support for iOS and Android.

https://github.com/fiber-god/react-native-app-link

3.React-Native-Navigation:

This library is used to navigate to other screens.

Features:

1.Easy to use.
2.Support for iOS and Android.
3.Can use Drawer,stack and tab Navigator.

https://github.com/react-navigation/react-navigation

4.React-Native-Material-Dropdown:

This library is used to get Material dropdown with consistent behaviour on iOS and Android.

Features:

1.Easy to use.
2.Consistent look and feel on iOS and Android.
3.Customizable font size, colors and animation duration.
4.Dynamic dropdown size and position.
5.Configurable visible item count.
6.Pure javascript implementation.

https://github.com/n4kz/react-native-material-dropdown

5.React-Native-Material-Bottom-Navigation:

This library is used to get highly accurate Bottom Navigation Component for react-native.

Features :

1.Support for iOS and Android.
2.Uses those dope Ripple Transitions between two background colors.
3.Follows the Material Design Guidelines.
4.Switches automatically between Fixed Navigation (up to 3 tabs) and Shifting Navigation (3 – 5 tabs).
5.No dependencies..
6.Support for react-navigation.

https://github.com/timomeh/react-native-material-bottom-navigation

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