If you’re only developing for one platform you can ignore the steps below that are tagged with the platform you don’t require.
1) Clone & Install Dependencies
git clone https://github.com/invertase/react-native-firebase-starter.git
cd react-native-firebase-starter – cd into your newly created project directory.
- 1.3) Install NPM packages with your package manager of choice – i.e run
- 1.4) [iOS]
cd ios and run
pod install – if you don’t have CocoaPods you can follow these instructions to install it.
- 1.5) [Android] No additional steps for android here.
2) Rename Project
You will need to be running Node verison 7.6 or greater for the rename functionality to work
- 2.0) [iOS]
cd .. to return to the root directory of the project
npm run rename – you’ll be prompted to enter a project name and company name
- 2.2) Note down the package name value – you’ll need this when setting up your Firebase project
Google Services files (plist & JSON)
- 3.1) [iOS] Follow the
add firebase to your app instructions here to generate your
GoogleService-Info.plist file if you haven’t done so already – use the package name generated previously as your
iOS bundle ID.
- 3.2) [iOS] Place this file in the
ios/ directory of your project.
- 3.3) [Android] Follow the
manually add firebase to your app instructions here to generate your
google-services.json file if you haven’t done so already – use the package name generated previously as your
Android package name.
- 3.4) [Android] Place this file in the
android/app/ directory of your project.
4) Start your app
- 4.1) Start the react native packager, run
yarn run start or
npm start from the root of your project.
- 4.2) [iOS] Build and run the iOS app, run
npm run ios or
yarn run ios from the root of your project. The first build will take some time. This will automatically start up a simulator also for you on a successful build if one wasn’t already started.
- 4.3) [Android] If you haven’t already got an android device attached/emulator running then you’ll need to get one running (make sure the emulator is with Google Play / APIs). When ready run
npm run android or
yarn run androidfrom the root of your project.
If all has gone well you’ll see an initial screen like the one below.