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A developer friendly approach for sensors in React Native

A developer friendly approach for sensors in React Native

react-native-sensors

A developer friendly approach for sensors in React Native.

Supported React Native Versions

React Native Version react-native-sensors Version
<= 39 < 1.0
>= 40 >= 1.0

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Getting started

$ npm install react-native-sensors --save

Automatic installation

$ react-native link react-native-sensors

Option: With CocoaPods (iOS only)

Add the following to your Podfile and run $ pod install:

pod 'RNSensors', :path => '../node_modules/react-native-sensors'

Manual installation

iOS

  1. In XCode, in the project navigator, right click LibrariesAdd Files to [your project's name]
  2. Go to node_modulesreact-native-sensors and add RNSensors.xcodeproj
  3. In XCode, in the project navigator, select your project. Add libRNSensors.a to your project's Build PhasesLink Binary With Libraries
  4. Run your project (Cmd+R)<

Android

  1. Open up android/app/src/main/java/[...]/MainApplication.java
  • Add import com.sensors.RNSensorsPackage; to the imports at the top of the file
  • Add new RNSensorsPackage() to the list returned by the getPackages() method
  1. Append the following lines to android/settings.gradle:
    include ':react-native-sensors'
    project(':react-native-sensors').projectDir = new File(rootProject.projectDir, 	'../node_modules/react-native-sensors/android')
    
  2. Insert the following lines inside the dependencies block in android/app/build.gradle:
      compile project(':react-native-sensors')
    

Usage

Sensor API

import { Accelerometer, Gyroscope } from "react-native-sensors";

let accelerationObservable = null;
new Accelerometer({
  updateInterval: 400 // defaults to 100ms
})
  .then(observable => {
    accelerationObservable = observable;

    // Normal RxJS functions
    accelerationObservable
      .map(({ x, y, z }) => x + y + z)
      .filter(speed => speed > 20)
      .subscribe(speed => console.log(`You moved your phone with ${speed}`));
  })
  .catch(error => {
    console.log("The sensor is not available");
  });

setTimeout(() => {
  accelerationObservable.stop();
}, 1000);

Decorator usage

import React, { Component } from "react";
import { Text, View } from "react-native";
import { decorator as sensors } from "react-native-sensors";

class MyComponent {
  // no lifecycle needed
  render() {
    const { sensorsFound, Accelerometer, Gyroscope } = this.props;

    if (!Accelerometer || !Gyroscope) {
      // One of the sensors is still initializing
      return null;
    }

    return (
      <View style={styles.container}>
        <Text style={styles.welcome}>
          {(sensorsFound["Accelerometer"] &&
            `Acceleration has value: ${Accelerometer}`) ||
            "Acceleration is not available"}
          {(sensorsFound["Gyroscope"] && `Gyro has value: ${Gyroscope}`) ||
            "Gyro is not available"}
        </Text>
      </View>
    );
  }
}

export default sensors({
  Accelerometer: {
    updateInterval: 300 // optional
  },
  Gyroscope: true
})(MyComponent);

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