Learn React Native

No more manual linking

In React Native we will be dealing with two different types of packages, normal JavaScript packages and packages with native dependencies. We can install any JavaScript package using the yarn add package-name command. There are no extra steps required.

For native dependencies, in addition to yarn add package-name we should run pod install from the ios directory. No additional steps for Android. That's it, thanks to Autolinking!

Starting from React Native 0.60 packages are auto-linked. So we should not do any steps mentioned in the Manual linking section of a package including npx react-native link package-name.

Check out this doc to learn about how auto linking works.

What is Manual Linking?

Before React Native 0.60 we had to manually link packages with native dependencies that involved a series of native file changes in both iOS and Android.

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