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install react-native and check how to make a project.


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install react-native(RN) and check how to make a project.

when make a react-native project, you can use create-react-native-app, but we introduce how to make react-native project via using react-native-cli.

you can see more detail about installation at react-native.

before installing react-native

before installing react-native, you have to install (Mac)Node, Watchman / (Windows)Node, python2. you need to install xcode for developing iOS and Android Studio for developing Android.

we will introduce the installation using xcode for Mac and using Android studio for Windows.


  • install Node, Watchman using Homebrew on Mac.
brew install node
brew install watchman
  • download and install xcode: App store

  • Command Line Tools: we need to configure Command Line Tools in Xcode. open Xcode and select Preferences... on the menu.

react native installation - xcode

select Locations on the menu, and select the most recent version in Command Line Tools on the bottom.

react native installation - xcode


  • install Node, puthon2 using Chocolatey on Windows.
choco install -y nodejs.install python2 jdk8
  • donwload and install Android studio: Download
  • when you install it, select “Custom” and check below list for installing.

    • Android SDK
    • Android SDK Platform
    • Performance (Intel ® HAXM)
    • Android Virtual Device
  • need to install Android SDK Android 8.0 (Oreo) version.

    • Appearance & Behavior → System Settings → Android SDK.

    • Android SDK Platform 26
    • Google APIs Intel x86 Atom_64 System Image

    • Android SDK Build-Tools: 26.0.3
  • add ANDROID_HOME to environment variables.

    • Variable name: ANDROID_HOME
    • Variable value: c:\Users\YOUR_USERNAME\AppData\Local\Android\Sdk
  • create Android virtual device: see managing-avds

    • “x86 Images” tab
    • Release name: Oreo
    • API Level: 26
    • ABI: x86_64
    • Target: Android 8.0

install react-native

install react-native-cli using npm.

npm install -g react-native-cli

create new project

react-native init proejct-name

check new project

cd project-name

// ios
react-native run-ios

react-native run-android

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