- However, react-native-navigation is not required for embedding the PESDK into your React Native application.Launching the PhotoEditor SDK from React NativeTo successfully launch our editor from React Native we needed to do three things:Add the PESDK library to our iOS project.Create a native module that bridges between React Native and the PhotoEditor SDK.Add a method to create a ToolbarController, push a PhotoEditController and present them from the current view controller.Call the method, wherever we want to edit an image in our React Native codeThe first step was rather easy.
- In the classes implementation we registered our module with React Native by calling RCT_EXPORT_MODULE(PESDK):In order to create a new photo editor view controller we needed to create a new ToolbarController and push a PhotoEditController that loads a sample image.
- All image fetching, scrolling, etc. is handled by React Native, so we only needed to handle the user’s taps on an image:We used react-native-fs to download a larger resolution image to the local filesystem, pass the path of the local file to our present() call and modify our iOS native module:We then had a nice little app, that shows a grid of images, loads a high-resolution image upon selection and opens the PhotoEditor SDK:The iOS demo app running on a device.Android implementationAs we have seen, opening the PESDK from React Native can easily be done on iOS.
- To accomplish this we needed to repeat some of the previous steps for Android:Add the PESDK to our Android project.Create a native module that bridges between React Native and the PESDK.Add a method to launch an ImglyIntent using the PhotoEditorBuilder from the current Activity.Installing the SDK is again done by following the instructions for integrating the PESDK and shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.
- Creating a native module on Android is quite similar to iOS, although a little more setup code is required: We created our PESDKModule that recreates the present(path) method from iOS, a PESDKPackage containing our module and finally added the package to our Application:This time, we prepared the desired settings for our editor, added our image path and passed everything to a PhotoEditorBuilder.
Often our users ask whether it’s possible to use the PhotoEditor SDK for iOS and Android with React Native (the good news right away: Yes, it is possible and fairly easy as well). So, we set out to…
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