You can install a WaveMaker-developed React Native app on your mobile device and debug the application. In this document, we use APK files to debug an Android application.
- A laptop or desktop with Linux, Windows, or macOS is recommended with the latest OS installed.
- Android phones with Android Marshmallow 6 or later are supported.
- Chrome or Firefox browser
- Install Expo
npm install -g expo-cli
- Install React Native
npm install -g react-native
- Install React Dev Tools
npm install -g react-devtools
npm install -g @wavemaker/wm-reactnative-cli
Preparing for Debugging Android App
- Ensure that the Android phone is connected to your system with a USB.
- Execute adb devices and check whether your phone is in the command output.
- Execute adb reverse tcp:8081 tcp:8081; this for debugger.
- Execute adb reverse tcp:8097 tcp:8097; this is for React Dev Tools.
- Export and download the React Native zip from WaveMaker Studio.
- Build apk using wm-reactnative-cli.
- Navigate to the build destination, including parent of the output folder in a terminal.
- Execute react-native run-android at the build folder.
- Follow the procedural steps mentioned below.
The following procedure is the same for Android and iOS apps.
- Shake the phone until the following screen pops out.
- In the developer menu, click on the
- Open developer tools on this page. You can perform JS debugging.
- Execute react-devtools on a terminal.
If the installed react-devtools are incompatible, install the suggested tools when the react-devtools are opened and follow this step again.
- Click on Reload app on the above page.
- Now, react-devtools should show the component tree.