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    Stream React Native Activity Feed Components

    React Native components to create activity and notification feeds using Stream

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    react native activity feed

    The official React Native integration library for Stream, a web service for building scalable newsfeeds and activity streams.

    TL;DR built-in components for social networks and regular apps

    • Flat feeds
    • Timelines and Newsfeeds
    • Notification feed
    • Likes
    • Comments
    • Activity detail view
    • Realtime notifications

    Get Started

    Example app

    Component reference docs

    Internationalisation (i18n)


    The components provided by this package are available for apps built with Expo (created with create-react-native-app), but also for apps with native code (created with react-native init). You should install the package that matches your situation:

    # For Expo apps
    npm i expo-activity-feed --save
    # For apps with native code
    npm i react-native-activity-feed --save

    Both packages export the same components (which they re-export from the underlying react-native-activity-feed-core package).

    Final setup steps for the react-native-activity-feed package

    If you use the package for apps with native code you need to do some more steps to get the image upload functionality working. If you don't need that feel free to skip these steps.

    1. Run the following command:
    react-native link react-native-image-picker

    2. Add the following permissions to android/app/src/main/AndroidManifest.xml:

    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CAMERA" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"/>

    3. Add the following key/value pairs to ios/{app-name-here}/Info.plist:

        <string>$(PRODUCT_NAME) would like access to your photo gallery</string>
        <string>$(PRODUCT_NAME) would like to use your camera</string>
        <string>$(PRODUCT_NAME) would like to save photos to your photo gallery</string>
        <string>$(PRODUCT_NAME) would like to your microphone (for videos)</string>
    1. Make sure that the gradle version inside android/build.gradle is 2.2.0 or higher:
    buildscript {
        // ....
        dependencies {
            classpath ''

    Usage & Activity Feed setup

    Setup StreamApp component

    In order to use Stream React Components in your application, you first need to initialize the StreamApp component. StreamApp holds your application config and acts as a service/data provider.

      {/* everything from your application interacting with Stream should be nested here */}
    1. API_KEY your Stream application API_KEY
    2. API_ID your Stream application ID
    3. USER_ID current user's ID
    4. TOKEN the authentication token for current user
    5. ANALYTICS_TOKEN [optional] the Analytics auth token

    You can find your API_KEY and APP_ID on Stream's dashboard.

    Generating user token

    The authentication user token cannot be generated client-side (that would require sharing your API secret). You should provision a user token as part of the sign-up / login flow to your application from your backend.

    const client = stream.connect(API_KEY, API_SECRET);
    const userToken = client.createUserToken(userId);

    Generating analytics token

    React components have analytics instrumentation built-in, this simplifies the integration with Stream. In order to enable analytics tracking, you need to initialize StreamApp with a valid analytics token. You can generate this server-side as well.

    const client = stream.connect(API_KEY, API_SECRET);
    const analyticsToken = client.getAnalyticsToken();

    Copyright (c) 2015-2019 Inc, and individual contributors. All rights reserved.

    See the file "LICENSE" for information on the history of this software, terms & conditions for usage, and a DISCLAIMER OF ALL WARRANTIES.

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