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Alokai React Native Guide

Welcome to the Alokai React Native guide. This guide will help you get started with building your first Alokai application from the ground up.

This guide will allow you to understand how elements of Alokai stack play together by building a small version of a production storefront from scratch. We will cover everything from creating a new Alokai project to building a simple application that uses the Alokai products.

Completing this guide takes about 3 hours.

What You Will Learn

  • How to create a new Alokai project
  • How to build a simple Alokai application
  • How to use the Alokai products

Framework of Choice

This guide will focus on React Native as the client framework of choice. React Native is a popular framework for building mobile applications for both iOS and Android platforms. It is a great choice for building Alokai applications because it is easy to use and has a large community of developers.

Alokai, thanks to its modular Architecture, can be used with any JavaScript framework. If you are interested in using Alokai with other JavaScript frameworks, check out our guides section for more information.

Enterprise vs Open Source

Alokai comes in two editions: Enterprise and Open Source. This guide will focus on the Enterprise edition, but the same principles apply to the Open Source edition.

You can find all available Alokai integrations in the integrations section.


Before you start, you will need to have the following installed on your machine:

  • Node.js - we recommend using the latest LTS version - download
  • Package manager - we will use yarn in this guide - download

Let's get started!

Next: Create Alokai React Native project

Setup new React Native Alokai project and learn more about our architecture, products, and all of the ways that the Alokai ecosystem can help you build better storefronts.