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JavaScript Introduction to React Native Why React Native Basics of React Native

Some proper instructions please?!

I signed up to Treehouse on a trial basis to try out this course - but the experience of trying to get up and running has completely turned me off signing up for a subscription. There's simple no proper instructions - and with the few instructions there are, you'd swear you think all your users are on Mac! So what do I do if on Windows? You recommend installing Create React Native App, but then what?? How do we implement Create React Native App with the project folder we download from Treehouse?! What do we copy over and replace? Nothing is explained at all!

3 Answers

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,406 Points

https://facebook.github.io/react-native/docs/getting-started.html

Select the "Building Projects with Native Code" tab, then select Windows/Android and follow the instructions. (The instructions under Quick Start for using Create React Native App don't work for the class's project) If you're a little lost in the Android Studio steps there are videos on setting it up in the first part of Build a Simple Android App with Java. Just keep in mind that if you already use Android Studio and have another SDK installed you still need to install the Marshmallow one (API 23) as well.

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 90,845 Points

I think what's happening is in the video all we're getting is a round up of the basics of React, but we're also promised a Run through of Create React Native App. The links in the teachers notes are excellent but it's a little jarring because it looks like we should be expecting a bit more on installing and using Native

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,406 Points

Yes, this course was very light on actual instructions for running the app in this course. Especially since those instructions can vary greatly depending on the particular React Native toolchain you're using to create the project.

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 90,845 Points

Luckily I have most if not all of the tools I need to get started (e.g. Android Studio) but something tells me there's scope for a workshop or a course for Getting Started with CRNA :-)

Cezary Burzykowski
Cezary Burzykowski
18,291 Points

To be honest getting your environment ready (Android Studio and Emulator) and up and running is the most annoying part when you are working on Windows. Here is a tutorial video that will help you set up your environment for React Native on Windows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRLLjlpy0r4

nor singh
nor singh
7,276 Points

Can I also know how can I build this project to generate the IOS and Android Folder, atleast IOS folder...