React Native Modules allow mobile apps written in React Native to access native platform APIs that do not have a corresponding React Native module.
At a high level, the architecture of an a React Native app that uses React Native Modules is pretty straightforward.
- The data persistence or model layer is written in native platform language and is responsible for interfacing with Couchbase Lite. The functions of this layer are exposed through a set of native APIs
We have put together two tutorials, one for Android and one for iOS. Each tutorial will walk you through the steps of how you can build a React Native Module to interface with Couchbase Lite 2.x from within your React Native app.
We will be working with a very simple app called the “Hotel-Finder”. This app allows users to
- Search for hotel documents from a local Couchbase Lite database
- Bookmark a hotel and store the bookmark in Couchbase Lite
- Unbookmark previously bookmarked hotels
So let’s get started!
After completing the tutorial, you should have a good idea of how to use Couchbase Lite as a local data store within your React Native apps on iOS and Android. Stay tuned for future tutorials that demonstrate how you can use Cordova plugins to access Couchbase Lite from within your hybrid apps.
If you have questions or feedback, please leave a comment below or feel free to reach out to me at Twitter @rajagp or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Couchbase Forums are another good place to reach out with questions.
I would like to thank James Nocentini for his contributions to the tutorials and for the development of the sample apps.