So far, the examples in this book haven't rendered any images on mobile screens. This doesn't reflect the reality of mobile applications. Web applications display lots of images. If anything, native mobile applications rely on images even more than web applications because images are powerful tools when you have a limited amount of space.
You'll learn how to use the React Native
Image component in this chapter, starting with loading images from different sources. Then, you'll see how you can use the
Image component to resize images, and how you can set placeholders for lazy images. Finally, you'll learn how to implement icons using the
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