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    MercadoPago PX RN npm version License: MIT

    RN bridge to integrate MercadoPago checkout into a RN app.

    Why this exists?

    Currently, MercadoPago only brings OSS support for Native SDKs. There's currently not support for RN. Our library uses both SDKs, android and ios, to enable a bridge for calling MercadoPago Checkout from RN land.

    We previously developed react-native-mercadopago-checkout. This newer library will suppose a deprecation of the older repository, we don't have plans for maintainance.

    Table of contents

    Use case

    You're using RN for building an app, and you need to integrate MercadoPago checkout in your app.


    Our package currently supports apps with RN >= 0.61.5. We don't have a plan currently to support olders ones, but if you need we're open to support it.

    Pre Requisites

    As a pre requisite you'll need the following before integrating the library:

    1. A MercadoPago Account
    2. A publicKey from your MercadoPago Account
    3. A preferenceId obtained from your servers

    If you don't have any of the followings, you can start from here:

    1. Creating a MercadoPago Account
    2. Creating a MercadoPago Application
    3. Creating a MercadoPago preference for Checkout Payment

    For Testing Purposes we provide a cURL example on how to create a Preference:

    curl -X POST \
        '' \
        -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
        -d '{
          "items": [
              "title": "Dummy Item",
              "description": "Multicolor Item",
              "quantity": 1,
              "currency_id": "ARS",
              "unit_price": 10.0
          "payer": {
            "email": ""

    You'll need to replace ACCESS_TOKEN with your application account access token.

    Warning: remember using payer email to test with the rest of items in this example. Another email will not work.

    If you've more doubts you can read more documentation in this portal:


    You can install this library via NPM or YARN.


    npm i @blackbox-vision/react-native-mercadopago-px


    yarn add @blackbox-vision/react-native-mercadopago-px

    Library Setup


    Setting up this library is a little bit trickier for IOS rathen than Android.

    Modify AppDelegate.m

    Modify your app delegate like the following:

    - self.window.rootViewController = rootViewController;
    + UINavigationController *navController = [[UINavigationController alloc] initWithRootViewController:rootViewController];
    + [navController setToolbarHidden:YES animated:YES];
    + [navController setNavigationBarHidden:YES];
    + self.window.rootViewController = navController;

    Update Podfile

    Update IOS Target

    Modify the IOS target like the following:

    - platform :ios, '9.0'
    + platform :ios, '10.0'
    Disable Input and Output Paths

    Add disable input output paths like the following:

    platform :ios, '10.0'
    + install! 'cocoapods', :disable_input_output_paths => true
    Modify DoubleConversion, Glog and Folly

    Disable module headers for DoubleConversion, Glog and Folly like the following:

    - pod 'DoubleConversion', :podspec => '../node_modules/react-native/third-party-podspecs/DoubleConversion.podspec'
    - pod 'glog', :podspec => '../node_modules/react-native/third-party-podspecs/glog.podspec'
    - pod 'Folly', :podspec => '../node_modules/react-native/third-party-podspecs/Folly.podspec'
    + pod 'DoubleConversion', :podspec => '../node_modules/react-native/third-party-podspecs/DoubleConversion.podspec', :modular_headers => false
    + pod 'glog', :podspec => '../node_modules/react-native/third-party-podspecs/glog.podspec', :modular_headers => false
    + pod 'Folly', :podspec => '../node_modules/react-native/third-party-podspecs/Folly.podspec', :modular_headers => false
    Add support for Modular Headers

    Add support for module headers like the following:

    + use_modular_headers!
    Install Pods

    Install pods by running the following commands:

    cd ios
    pod deintegrate
    pod install

    With those steps fully completed, you should be able to build the IOS app accordangly.

    Example Usage

    After reading and performing the previous steps, you should be able to import the library and use it like in this example:

    import Env from 'react-native-config';
    import React, { useState } from 'react';
    import { StyleSheet, View, Text, TouchableOpacity, Alert } from 'react-native';
    import MercadoPagoCheckout from '@blackbox-vision/react-native-mercadopago-px';
    import styles from './styles';
    // You should create the preference server-side, not client-side but we show client-side for the sake of simplicity
    const getPreferenceId = async (payer, ...items) => {
      const response = await fetch(
          method: 'POST',
          body: JSON.stringify({
            payer: {
              email: payer,
      const preference = await response.json();
    export default function App() {
      const [paymentResult, setPaymentResult] = useState(null);
      const startCheckout = async () => {
        try {
          const preferenceId = await getPreferenceId('', {
            title: 'Dummy Item Title',
            description: 'Dummy Item Description',
            quantity: 1,
            currency_id: 'ARS',
            unit_price: 10.0,
          const payment = await MercadoPagoCheckout.createPayment({
            publicKey: Env.MP_PUBLIC_KEY,
        } catch (err) {
          Alert.alert('Something went wrong', err.message);
      return (
        <View style={styles.container}>
          <TouchableOpacity onPress={startCheckout}>
            <Text style={styles.text}>Start Payment</Text>
          <Text style={styles.text}>Payment: {JSON.stringify(paymentResult)}</Text>

    Realistic Example

    We provide a more real sample app here.

    Example App Running

    A Note on Security

    For the sake of simplicity in our examples we show the generation of the MercadoPago payment preference from the frontend side. That isn't ideal in the case you want your app to reach a production environment.

    You should move the preference creation from the frontend to your own backend.



    The function lets you start a MercadoPago Checkout Flow Activity/UI Controller depending on the platform that is running.


    The function receives the following parameters:

    • options: PaymentOptions
      • publicKey: string
      • preferenceId: string
      • language: string
      • advancedOptions: AdvancedOptions
        • amountRowEnabled: boolean
        • bankDealsEnabled: boolean
        • productId: string
      • trackingOptions: TrackingOptions
        • sessionId: string

    Return Value

    The createPayment function is async, its return value will be always a Promise, but if you unwrap the promise contents you will access the following result object:

    • payment: Payment
      • id: string
      • status: string
      • statusDetail: string
      • operationType: string | null
      • description: string | null
      • currencyId: string | null
      • paymentMethodId: string | null
      • paymentTypeId: string | null
      • issuerId: string | null
      • installments: string | null
      • captured: string | null
      • liveMode: string | null
      • transactionAmount: string | null


    It doesn't work with Expo ejected App

    Yes. It does! But to be able to work with Expo, you need to do the following adjustment in your Podfile.

    After the following line:

    install! 'cocoapods', :disable_input_output_paths => true

    Then, run the following commands:

    cd ios
    pod deintegrate
    pod install

    After this change you should be able to run your Expo ejected app.

    In IOS when running app some strings are missing

    We've found that this issue is a result of MercadoPagoSDK not being exposed as Dynamic Framework. Since it's statically defined, some references get messed up and strings results missing.

    To workaround this issue we recommend performing the following steps:

    1. Install the following plugin with ruby gem:
    gem install cocoapods-user-defined-build-types
    1. Go to your app Podfile and add the following lines at the top of the file:
    plugin 'cocoapods-user-defined-build-types'
    1. In your app Podfile also add the following line in the target definition:
    pod 'MercadoPagoSDK', :build_type => :dynamic_framework

    With those steps, you'll be able to run a build of your app and see that the checkout doesn't loss strings anymore.

    In Android background color turns gray

    Some users report an issue with FlatList and ScrollView getting a backgroundColor gray when using our library. We're currently taking efforts to see if there's an issue in the library.

    As a quick workaround you can fix this by using contentContainerStyle in FlatList and ScrollView.


    Please, open an issue following one of the issues templates. We will do our best to fix them.


    If you want to contribute to this project see contributing for more information.


    Distributed under the MIT license. See LICENSE for more information.


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