DEV Community

Cover image for My first React project - Instagram clone
Nejc
Nejc

Posted on

My first React project - Instagram clone

I'm a C++ and C# programmer, but I've wanted to try the JavaScript library - React for a long time. I only have a little prior knowledge of javascript itself. For my first demo project, I chose to make a simple Instagram clone. I created this Instagram clone with React, Firebase (Auth, storage, and deploy), and Material-UI. After implementing this project, I am extremely surprised by the simplicity of React. The material-UI gave me a nice look, and the firebase gave me easy manipulation with backend, authentication, and deploying. The Instagram clone is demanding enough, exciting, and scalable for the first demo app, and I recommend this challenge to others. This demo project inspired me to take on new challenges with React soon.

This project is available on this page, where you can test some of the functionalities (do not upload or post inappropriate content).
Also, you can see the code on Github. You can reuse code on your projects, add issues if you see some problems, or have some suggestions.

Instagram

Discussion (4)

Collapse
kris profile image
kris

Superb work. Thanks for sharing this. Checked it out and it is a great template to have as a start Instagram app. Moreover, you can check out some amazing instagram clone templates that offer not only the state of the art UI screens but also powerful features more your inspiration, Keep up the good work, mate!

Collapse
eduoc profile image
Eduardo Costa

Thats awesome! 👍

Collapse
avnitai profile image
Itai Avni

Nice!