React Native Pointer Interactions

Expose iPad mouse & track pads interactions to React Native.



Getting started

Mostly automatic installation

1. Install the library

npm install @thefunbots/react-native-pointer-interactions --save

2. (Optional) Install react-native-swift

If you are not already using any other swift based modules in your app, install and run react-native-swift to configure your iOS project to support swift.

Install react-native-swift

npm install --save react-native-swift

After installing it, you will need to link it. Requires project to use Swift 5.0 and iOS SDK 13.4+

Manual installation


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


Add this to the Info plists



Basic usage

Wrap the views you want to be interactable in PointerInteractionView

import { PointerInteractionView } from '@thefunbots/react-native-pointer-interactions';

<PointerInteractionView pointerMode="lift">

Using the High Order Component



The component extends the regular View, so you can use the common properties too.

Prop Description
pointerMode [automatic, lift, highlight, hover, verticalBeam, horizontalBeam]
beamLength Sets the cursor size for Beam modes only


If you want to play with the API but don't feel like trying it on a real app, you can run the example project. Clone the repo, go to the example/ folder and run:

npm install

If you are running on ios, run pod install in the ios folder

Run react-native start to start the metro bundler

Run react-native run-ios (depending on which platform you want to run the example app on).

You will need to have an iOS device or emulator connected as well as react-native-cli package installed globally.


  • It doesn't work when wrapping react-native-gesture-handler buttons