react-native-redux-listener

0.3.0 • Public • Published

react-native-redux-listener

Redux store enhancer to dispatch common React Native events

Motivation

React Native provides a lot of information about the app's environment through event listeners: app state, net info, keyboard state, back-button and deep links. When using Redux, we find ourselves needing this environmental info inside our reducers to act upon it. Hooking event listeners and dispatching actions isn't a hard task, but it's a lot of plumbing that could be avoided.

How it works

This library works as a Redux store enhancer that automatically hooks to React Native event listeners and dispatches all events as primitive actions that can be handled by the reducers of your app.

Goals

  • out-of-the-box setup with minimum coding
  • handle all of the built-in events that come with the RN framework
  • opt-out of events that you don't need
  • (WIP) handle events from some well-known third-party libs (eg: device-info, orientation)

Usage

Add the reactNativeListener store enhancer in your store creation procedure:

import { createStore, applyMiddleware, compose } from 'redux';
import { setupRNListener } from 'react-native-redux-listener';
 
const enhancer = compose(
  //inject store enhancer
  setupRNListener({
    monitorAppState: true,
    monitorNetInfo: true,
    monitorKeyboard: true,
    monitorDeepLinks: true,
    monitorBackButton: true,
  }),
  applyMiddleware(...middleware),
);
 
// Note: passing enhancer as the last argument to createStore requires redux@>=3.1.0
const store = createStore(reducer, initialState, enhancer);

once you have your listener running, you can start receiving actions in your reducers like this:

import {
  APP_STATE_CHANGED,
  NET_INFO_CHANGED,
  //any other action you need
} from 'react-native-redux-listener';
 
export default function (state = initialState, action = {}) {
 
  switch (action.type) {
    case APP_STATE_CHANGED:
      return {
        ...state,
        appIsActive: (action.newState == 'active'),
      };
    case NET_INFO_CHANGED:
      return {
        ...state,
        appIsOnline: (action.isConnected == true),
      };
    default:
      return state;
  }
 
}

Available actions

APP_STATE_CHANGED

Dispatched each time the app changes its current state (active, background, etc).

{
  type: APP_STATE_CHANGED,
  newState: string,
}

NET_INFO_CHANGED

Dispatched each time the app changes its connection status (online/offline)

{
  type: NET_INFO_CHANGED,
  isConnected: bool
}

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Install

npm i react-native-redux-listener

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Version

0.3.0

License

MIT

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  • scarmuega