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Pinwheel SDK for React Native

Running The Example App Locally

You may want to run the example app locally to get started.


  • Node 16.7.0 (check with node -v and upgrade versions using nvm if needed)
  • iPhone 14 simulator (open your Simulator app and check the available versions)
  • iOS 16 running on the simulator (open your Simulator app and check the available versions)
  • pod version 1.11.3 (check with pod --version)
  • Add your pinwheel secret to example/env.js (create this file) with export default "<YOUR PINWHEEL SECRET>".


  • npm run dev


An error was encountered processing the command (domain=com.apple.CoreSimulator.SimError, code=405)
  • Click Apple > About This Mac > Storage > Manage > Developer
  • Delete Xcode cache
  • Delete Project Build and indexes
Failed to build iOS project. We ran "xcodebuild" command but it exited with error code 65
Failed to locate 'git', requesting installation of command line developer tools

For this or other errors related to command line developer tools:

  • Make sure you have Command Line Tools for Xcode 14.2 installed
  • Open Xcode > Click Xcode in the app menu > Settings > Locations > Command Line Tools dropdown and set the correct location


  1. Install Pinwheel React Native SDK
$ npm install --save @pinwheel/react-native-pinwheel


Link Token

To initialize Link Modal, a short-lived link token will need to be generated first. Your server can generate the link token by sending a POST request to the /v1/link_tokens endpoint. DO NOT ever send this request from the client side and publicly expose your api_secret.

The link token returned is valid for one hour, after which it expires and can no longer be used to initialize Link. The expiration time is returned as a unix timestamp.

Pinwheel Component

The PinwheelLink component is a view that you can integrate into your app's flow like so:

import PinwheelLink from "@pinwheel/react-native-pinwheel";

  onLogin={result => { /* ... */ }}
  onError={error => { /* ... */ }}
  onSuccess={result => { /* ... */ }}
  onExit={error => { /* ... */ }}
  onEvent={(eventName, payload) => { /* ... */ }}

With the PinwheelLink component, end-users can select their employer, authenticate with their payroll platform login credentials, and authorize the direct deposit change. Throughout the authorization process, events will be emitted to the onEvent callback and any errors (both user errors such as invalid parameters and any system errors which arise) will be emitted to the onError callback. Upon a successful login, onLogin will be called and once the full flow is complete the onSuccess callback will be called. onExit will be called when the Pinwheel modal is closed, and you should remove the PinwheelLink component from your view hierarchy.



The link token retrieved using the create link token endpoint.

Type Required
string Yes


Callback when a user successfully signs in to their payroll account.

Type Required
function No


Callback whenever an error occurs during the modal flow. This does not necessarily mean that the flow cannot still complete successfully. These include such retryable events as the user inputting an incorrect password or MFA code and needs to reattempt it. Error codes can be seen here.

Type Required
function No


Callback whenever a user completes a modal flow successfully. Note: This is simply a front end callback only. If a user begins a job, closes the app, and the job completes successfully this callback will not be called.

Type Required
function No


Callback whenever a user exits the modal either explicitly or if an error occurred that crashed the modal. Error codes can be seen here. Will pass back an error result if the modal either crashed due to an error or if the user exited while in an error state (e.g. invalid credentials).

Type Required
function No


Callback for all significant events that happen during the modal flow. See all possible event types.

Type Required
function No




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