Chapter 7. Navigation and Advanced APIs

The React Native framework is certainly young and many of its APIs are still evolving and settling in (we're not even upto version 1.0.0!), but nothing demonstrates this quite as well as navigation. Even though we've built a simple application without using a navigation API, navigating between scenes is pretty fundamental to a mobile application, especially as it grows. Because it is so fundamental and, to be frank, complex, it has gone through several drafts. At the time of writing, there are still multiple supported navigation APIs that a React Native developer has to choose from.

In this chapter, we will untangle navigation libraries by looking at the differences and use cases for each. We will also implement ...

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