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React Native Textile


npm install @textile/react-native-sdk --save

Link the Framework

react-native link @textile/react-native-sdk

Note: The iOS component of @textile/react-native-sdk should be installed using Cocoapods. Newer versions of React Native will auto link the library, and react-native link can be run otherwise.

Update Android Gradle

You'll need to add Textile's maven repository to your project build.gradle's allProjects.repositories section:

maven { url "https://dl.bintray.com/textile/maven" }

Other dependencies

The Textile library also requires that your project has two other libraries installed. Following the installation instructions for the following two,

  1. react-native-background-fetch
  2. react-native-background-timer

Typescript Types

@textile/react-native-sdk is written in TypeScript and compiled to JavaScript. You can use either in your app.


React Native Boilerplate

To jump right into a working app, see our demo IPFS boilerplate app.

Advanced Boilerplate

We also have a more advanced boilerplate that contains react-navigation, redux, and sagas together with Textile. Find that here, advanced-react-native-boilerplate.

Run Textile

At a minimum, you'll need to initialize Textile if required, then launch Textile. You'll also probably want to subscribe to many of the events emitted by Textile. You can see this below:

import React from 'react';
import {
} from 'react-native';

import FS from 'react-native-fs';
import Textile from '@textile/react-native-sdk';

class App extends React.Component {

  constructor(props) {
    this.state = {version: ""};

  componentDidMount() {

  async setup() {

    const repoPath = `${FS.DocumentDirectoryPath}/textile-go`;
    const initialized = await Textile.isInitialized(repoPath);
    if (!initialized) {
      const phrase = await Textile.initializeCreatingNewWalletAndAccount(repoPath, true, true);
      console.log("recovery phrase: ", phrase);
    Textile.launch(repoPath, true);

    const version = await Textile.version();

  nodeOnline = () => {
    console.log("node online")

  render() {
    return (
        <StatusBar barStyle="dark-content" />
        <SafeAreaView style={{flex: 1, alignItems: "center", justifyContent: "center"}}>
          <Text>Textile version: {this.state.version}</Text>

export default App;