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Mastering React Native by Jacob Friedmann, Eric Masiello

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Creating our first React Native app

If you're fairly well versed in navigating the terminal, go ahead and cd into whichever directory you plan to place your code. We'll be putting this project on our desktop. You can always move it later if wish.Enter the following into the terminal:

cd ~/Desktop

Then type the following:

react-native init HelloWorld.

This uses the React Native CLI we installed earlier to create a directory called HelloWorld. It then downloads all the necessary dependencies needed to create our first React Native app. Downloading these assets should only take a few minutes if you're on a reasonably fast Internet connection. Once it's done installing, you should see something like the following in your terminal:

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