Understanding react-native-reanimated: A hands-on approach

React-native's Animated library is a simple and powerful library to add animations in your react-native app. But it has few limitations when it comes to gesture-based interactions. To overcome these limitations, we have an alternative, react-native-reanimated library by Krzysztof Magiera Using react-native-reanimated, we declare our animations in JavaScript, in our React Native application code, but run them on UI thread. It provides much greater flexibility and control over our animations and is also backward compatible with the Animated library. But this flexibility comes at a cost of declarative syntax which involves a bit of learning curve. In this blog, we'll

Using react-native, integrate Google maps with custom style and track user location

In recent years, location tracking of products/services provided by businesses has become a vital part for businesses as well as customers as it provides them with live updates. In one of our health and fitness-based apps, we had a requirement of integrating the map with custom style and track location of the user while performing activities such as running or cycling. In this blog, we will walk you through steps for integrating Google Maps with custom style and tracking the location of the user using react-native. Contents: Initialize project Add react-native-maps and link it Load default map Enabling Google