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Getting Started


  1. Make sure that you have followed the environment setup instructions properly from the official React Native docs.

  2. The installation command will fail if you have the global legacy react-native-cli installed in your machine. Make sure you uninstall it first:

yarn global remove react-native-cli

or if using npm

npm uninstall -g react-native-cli


Generate a new React Native(v0.69.4) app using the @ajaysidhu/react-native-template:

npx react-native init MyApp --template @ajaysidhu/react-native-template --skip-install

You might also be prompted to confirm the installation for the packages react-native and husky. Simply hit enter to proceed.

The template will automatically install the npm dependencies and the pods (if you are on the MacOS).

Install from GitHub#

If you want to use the template directly from the GitHub or try out the latest features which are not release to the npm yet, then you can run:

npx react-native init MyApp --template --skip-install

Use Older versions#

If you want to use an older version of the template, then you can run(replace version with your desired version):

npx react-native init MyApp --template @ajaysidhu/react-native-template@version --skip-install

You can look at all versions, that I have published here.

Configure Bundle Ids, App Name and Google Service Files#

If you want to extend the setup further to configure different bundle ids, App Names and Google Service files for Staging and Production environments, you can follow my this Medium post.

Make your own template#

Enjoying this awesome template feature of react-native-cli and want to build your own react-native-template? No worries! I have written a dedicated post to create your own react-native-template based your own project needs. You can give it a read here.