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Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen

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My first PR to Telescope's React Native project


The first thing I have to say is I am very excited right now after submitting PR about adding a basic bottom navigation bar to the current UI. I was assigned to the issue that will create a basic mobile UI using React Native. I created a private chat in Slack with James and Kevan to discuss what we would add to the UI, and my task was creating a nav-bar based on the original design of Telescope.


I created a new branch first then starting to work on it. I went to Google to research how React Native app could navigate between screens. So React Native uses something called React Navigation. After following the documentation, I created a Navigation container to store the navigation in App.jsx
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To create a navigation bar, I used @react-navigation/bottom-tabs. So it will allow you to create a bottom nav-bar to navigate between screens. This means I had to create some basic screens to test.
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Using Navigator can help you to navigate between screen components, tabBarIcon option will allow you to add Image or Icon to the screen component.
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  • Lots of libraries installed
  • Installing Android Studio to get it's virtual machine to test (Android emulator). And an Android Emulator is usually around 10GB
  • I am using Windows so for now I cannot test the app on IOS. But React Native is using for cross platform purpose so I guess it should be ok
  • I have to re-order some files to match the files structure of Telescope
  • My PR has a conflict with James' PR, so after my PR gets approved by everyone, I will have to ask James how I can fix this conflict before merging to master.

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