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A flexible tourguide for your react native app!
🎉 Webable 🎉
(a rewriting of react-native-copilot)

RN Tourguide



yarn add rn-tourguide
yarn add react-native-svg
react-native link react-native-svg

If you are using Expo:

expo install react-native-svg


import {
  TourGuideProvider, // Main provider
  TourGuideZone, // Main wrapper of highlight component
  TourGuideZoneByPosition, // Component to use mask on overlay (ie, position absolute)
  useTourGuideController, // hook to start, etc.
} from 'rn-tourguide'

// Add <TourGuideProvider/> at the root of you app!
function App() {
  return (
    <TourGuideProvider {...{ borderRadius: 16 }}>
      <AppContent />

const AppContent = () => {
  const iconProps = { size: 40, color: '#888' }

  // Use Hooks to control!
  const {
    canStart, // a boolean indicate if you can start tour guide
    start, // a function to start the tourguide
    stop, // a function  to stopping it
    eventEmitter, // an object for listening some events
  } = useTourGuideController()

  // Can start at mount 🎉
  // you need to wait until everything is registered 😁
  React.useEffect(() => {
    if (canStart) {
      // 👈 test if you can start otherwise nothing will happen
  }, [canStart]) // 👈 don't miss it!

  const handleOnStart = () => console.log('start')
  const handleOnStop = () => console.log('stop')
  const handleOnStepChange = () => console.log(`stepChange`)

  React.useEffect(() => {
    eventEmitter.on('start', handleOnStart)
    eventEmitter.on('stop', handleOnStop)
    eventEmitter.on('stepChange', handleOnStepChange)

    return () => {
      eventEmitter.off('start', handleOnStart)
      eventEmitter.off('stop', handleOnStop)
      eventEmitter.off('stepChange', handleOnStepChange)
  }, [])

  return (
    <View style={styles.container}>

          Use TourGuideZone only to wrap your component

        text={'A react-native-copilot remastered! 🎉'}
        <Text style={styles.title}>
          {'Welcome to the demo of\n"rn-tourguide"'}
      <View style={styles.middleView}>
        <TouchableOpacity style={styles.button} onPress={() => start()}>
          <Text style={styles.buttonText}>START THE TUTORIAL!</Text>

        <TourGuideZone zone={3} shape={'rectangle_and_keep'}>
          <TouchableOpacity style={styles.button} onPress={() => start(4)}>
            <Text style={styles.buttonText}>Step 4</Text>
        <TouchableOpacity style={styles.button} onPress={() => start(2)}>
          <Text style={styles.buttonText}>Step 2</Text>
        <TouchableOpacity style={styles.button} onPress={stop}>
          <Text style={styles.buttonText}>Stop</Text>
          text={'With animated SVG morphing with awesome flubber 🍮💯'}
          <Image source={{ uri }} style={styles.profilePhoto} />
      <View style={styles.row}>
        <TourGuideZone zone={4} shape={'circle'}>
          <Ionicons name='ios-contact' {...iconProps} />
        <Ionicons name='ios-chatbubbles' {...iconProps} />
        <Ionicons name='ios-globe' {...iconProps} />
        <TourGuideZone zone={5}>
          <Ionicons name='ios-navigate' {...iconProps} />
        <TourGuideZone zone={6} shape={'circle'}>
          <Ionicons name='ios-rainy' {...iconProps} />

TourGuide props:

interface TourGuideZoneProps {
  zone: number // A positive number indicating the order of the step in the entire walkthrough.
  tourKey?: string // A string indicating which tour the zone belongs to
  isTourGuide?: boolean // return children without wrapping id false
  text?: string // text in tooltip
  shape?: Shape // which shape
  maskOffset?: number // offset around zone
  borderRadius?: number // round corner when rectangle
  keepTooltipPosition?: boolean
  tooltipBottomOffset?: number
  children: React.ReactNode

type Shape = 'circle' | 'rectangle' | 'circle_and_keep' | 'rectangle_and_keep'

export interface TourGuideProviderProps {
  tooltipComponent?: React.ComponentType<TooltipProps>
  tooltipStyle?: StyleProp<ViewStyle>
  labels?: Labels
  startAtMount?: boolean | string //  start at mount, boolean for single tours, string for multiple tours
  androidStatusBarVisible?: boolean
  backdropColor?: string
  verticalOffset?: number
  wrapperStyle?: StyleProp<ViewStyle>
  maskOffset?: number
  borderRadius?: number
  animationDuration?: number
  children: React.ReactNode
  dismissOnPress?: boolean

interface TooltipProps {
  isFirstStep?: boolean
  isLastStep?: boolean
  currentStep: Step
  labels?: Labels
  handleNext?(): void
  handlePrev?(): void
  handleStop?(): void

interface Labels {
  skip?: string
  previous?: string
  next?: string
  finish?: string

In order to start the tutorial, you can call the start function from useTourGuideController hook:

function HomeScreen() {
  const { start } = useTourGuideController()

  React.useEffect(() => {
  }, [])

  render() {
    // ...

export default HomeScreen

If you are looking for a working example, please check out this link.

Using Multiple Tours

If you'd like to have multiple tours (different pages, differnt user types, etc) you can pass in a tourKey to useTourGuideController to create a tour that is keyed to that tourKey. Important If you use a keyed tour, in order for the TourGuideZone components to register correctly you must do one of two things. Either (1) pass along the tourKey to the TourGuideZone components, or (2) extract the TourGuideZone components from the hook itself

(1) If you want to pass along the tourKey

import { TourGuideZone, useTourGuideController } from 'rn-tourguide'
const {
  canStart, // <-- These are all keyed to the tourKey
  start, // <-- These are all keyed to the tourKey
  stop, // <-- These are all keyed to the tourKey
  eventEmitter, // <-- These are all keyed to the tourKey
  tourKey, // <-- Extract the tourKey
} = useTourGuideController('results')

return (
    tourKey={tourKey} // <-- Pass in the tourKey
    text='Check on your results'
    {/** Children */}

Or (2) if you want to extract the components directly from the hook

import { useTourGuideController } from 'rn-tourguide'
const { canStart, start, stop, TourGuideZone } =

return (
  <TourGuideZone // <-- No need to pass in the tourKey
    text='Check on your results'
    {/** Children */}

If you use multiple tours and would like to use the startAtMount prop on the TourGuideProvider component, then pass in the string of the tour you'd like to start

Custom tooltip component

You can customize the tooltip by passing a component to the copilot HOC maker. If you are looking for an example tooltip component, take a look at the default tooltip implementation.

const TooltipComponent = ({
}) => (
  // ...

<TourGuideProvider {...{tooltipComponent: TooltipComponent}}>
// ...

Custom tooltip styling

You can customize tooltips style:

const style = {
  backgroundColor: '#9FA8DA',
  borderRadius: 10,
  paddingTop: 5,

<TourGuideProvider {...{ tooltipStyle: style }}>
// ...

Custom mask color

You can customize the mask color - default is rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.4), by passing a color string to the copilot HOC maker.

<TourGuideProvider {...{ backdropColor: 'rgba(50, 50, 100, 0.9)' }}>
  // ...

Custom labels (for i18n)

You can localize labels:

    labels: {
      previous: 'Vorheriger',
      next: 'Nächster',
      skip: 'Überspringen',
      finish: 'Beenden',
  // ...

Listening to the events

Along with start(), useTourGuideController passes copilotEvents function to the component to help you with tracking of tutorial progress. It utilizes mitt under the hood, you can see how full API there.

List of available events is:

  • start — Copilot tutorial has started.
  • stop — Copilot tutorial has ended or skipped.
  • stepChange — Next step is triggered. Passes Step instance as event handler argument.

Prevent Outside Interaction

Sometimes you need to prevent users to interact with app while tour is shown, in such case preventOutsideInteraction prop is up for you.

default: false

<TourGuideProvider preventOutsideInteraction>
  <AppContent />


Issues and Pull Requests are always welcome.

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