Chapter 5. Displaying and Saving Data

Now that we know how to style a React Native application, let's figure out how to actually make it do something. In this chapter, we'll start saving notes to the device, populate a list with the notes we've saved, and select notes from the list to view and edit.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Using a ListView to display rows of data
  • Managing state
  • Using props to pass data and callbacks into components
  • Using AsyncStorage to store data on both iOS and Android devices

Our strategy in this chapter is to first build the basic functionality using dummy data so we can learn some fundamental skills before we learn about saving and loading the data with the AsyncStorage API. By the end of the chapter, ...

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