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    This is a fork from @matias91 which is actually a pull request that is not merged and released yet.

    run command below and then follow other steps in Getting Started section

    npm i @red-elephant/native-base

    Essential cross-platform UI components for React Native

    Updated docs here!

    Demo Demo

    Table of Content

    1. What is NativeBase?
    2. Why NativeBase?
    3. KitchenSink App
    4. Getting Started
    5. Components
    6. NativeBase for Web
    7. Compatibility Versions
    8. React Native Seed
    9. NativeBase Market
    10. Documentation
    11. Website
    12. Quick Links to NativeBase
    13. About the creators

    1. What is NativeBase?

    NativeBase is a sleek, ingenious and dynamic front-end framework created by passionate React Loving team at to build cross platform Android & iOS mobile apps using ready to use generic components of React Native.

    2. Why NativeBase?

    What is really great with NativeBase is that you can use shared UI cross-platform components, which will drastically increase your productivity. When using NativeBase, you can use any native third-party libraries out of the box.

    Recommended by Microsoft

    If you're looking to get started with React Native + CodePush, and are looking for an awesome starter kit, you should check out Native Starter Pro - Microsoft's react-native-code-push repo

    Recommended by Awesome React Native

    NativeBase added into the list of Frameworks of Awesome React Native and are also used by many other React lovers across the world.

    4. Getting Started

    a. Setup with pure React Native app

    Install NativeBase:

    npm install native-base --save

    Install Peer Dependencies:
    The peer dependencies included from any npm packages does not automatically get installed. Your application will not depend on it explicitly.

    react-native link

    Note: If you are using react-native version 0.60 or higher you don't need to link any package.

    You've successfully setup NativeBase with your React Native app. Your React Native app is now all set to run on iOS and Android simulator.

    b. Setup with Expo

    Expo helps you make React Native apps with no build configuration. It works on macOS, Windows, and Linux.
    Refer this link for additional information on Expo

    Install NativeBase:

    npm install native-base --save

    NativeBase uses some custom fonts that can be loaded using Font.loadAsync. Check out the Expo Font documentation.

    Install Expo Fonts:

    expo install expo-font


    import React from 'react';
    import { AppLoading } from 'expo';
    import { Container, Text } from 'native-base';
    import * as Font from 'expo-font';
    import { Ionicons } from '@expo/vector-icons';
    export default class App extends React.Component {
      constructor(props) {
        this.state = {
          isReady: false,
      async componentDidMount() {
        await Font.loadAsync({
          Roboto: require('native-base/Fonts/Roboto.ttf'),
          Roboto_medium: require('native-base/Fonts/Roboto_medium.ttf'),
        this.setState({ isReady: true });
      render() {
        if (!this.state.isReady) {
          return <AppLoading />;
        return (
            <Text>Open up App.js to start working on your app!</Text>

    Check out the KitchenSink with Expo for an example of the implementation.
    Find the KitchenSink repo here

    c. Setup with ignite-native-base-boilerplate

    You can run the following command to create the boilerplate, provided you have Ignite CLI installed.

    ignite new appname --boilerplate native-base-boilerplate

    Go to app location:

    cd appname

    For iOS run:

    react-native run-ios

    For Android run:

    react-native run-android

    Refer ignite-native-base-boilerplate page for additional information.

    5. Components

    NativeBase is made from effective building blocks referred to as components. The Components are constructed in pure React Native platform along with some JavaScript functionality with rich set of customisable properties. These components allow you to quickly build the perfect interface.

    6. NativeBase for Web

    NativeBase is now available for React web lovers. Check the demo. Find the repo here.

    7. Compatibility Versions

    NativeBase React Native
    v0.1.1 v0.22 to v0.23
    v0.2.0 to v0.3.1 v0.24 to v0.25
    v0.4.6 to v0.4.9 v0.26.0 - v0.27.1
    v0.5.0 to v0.5.15 v0.26.0 - v0.37.0
    v0.5.16 to v0.5.20 v0.38.0 - v0.39.0
    v2.0.0-alpha1 to v2.1.3 v0.38.0 to v0.43.0
    v2.1.4 to v2.1.5 v0.44.0 to v0.45.0
    v2.2.0 v0.44.0 to v0.45.0
    v2.2.1 v0.46.0 and above
    v2.3.0 to 2.6.1 v0.46.0 and above (does not support React 16.0.0-alpha.13)
    v2.7.0 v0.56.0 and above

    8. React Native Seed

    React Native Seed provides you React Native starter kits for your base app with the technologies that you love.

    Based on the feedback we received from our users, people had trouble sorting out the right boilerplate for them with the desired technologies and contacted us to enquire. We realized that many people were particular about the technologies they want in the app and that a minimal, neat solution was required to solve this, and hence, React Native Seed.

    React Native Seed is for learners and professionals alike, those who want to experiment, learn all aspects and those who already know enough, just want a starter kit to quickly start working on their project.

    9. NativeBase Market

    Having tried with the free version, Native Starter Kit and appreciate our product?

    Get on the mobile fast track with the featured apps of NativeBase, to build high-quality iOS and Android mobile apps.
    A marketplace for premium React Native app themes to build high-quality iOS and Android mobile apps.

    10. Documentation

    Go through NativeBase Docs to play with NativeBase.

    11. Website

    12. Quick Links to NativeBase

    13. About the creators

    We are GeekyAnts, a startup based in Bangalore, India with 50+ developers in strength. We have been very active in the React / React Native community where we have developed StrapUI and StartReact. Our other products include StartLaravel and StartAngular.

    Another major project by us is BuilderX, a screen design tool which codes React Native for you.


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