Command Line Commands


npm run setup

Initializes a new project with this boilerplate. Deletes the react-native-boilerplate git history, installs the dependencies and initializes a new repository.

Note: This command is self-destructive, once you've run it the init script is gone forever. This is for your own safety, so you can't delete your project's history irreversibly by accident.

Renaming the app

npm run rename

In order to rename your app you can use this command. See details below:

Note: This script uses react-native-rename package. This package does not attempt to properly rename build artifacts such as ios/build or Cocoa Pod installation targets. After renaming your project you should clean, build, and reinstall third party dependencies to get it running properly with the new name.

npm run rename <newName>

With custom Bundle Identifier (Android only. For iOS, please use Xcode)

npm run rename <newName> -b <bundleIdentifier>


First, Switch to new branch (optional but recommended)
$ git checkout -b rename-app
Then, Rename your app
$ npm run rename "Travel App"

With custom Bundle Identifier

$ npm run rename "Travel App" -b com.rnboilerplate.travelapp


For IOS:

npx pod-install # to install pod dependencies
npm run ios # to run the iOS application

For Android:

# Make sure the ANDROID_HOME environment variable is configured properly
npm run android # to run the Android application

Start the server:

npm start


npm run clean

Deletes the example app, replacing it with the smallest amount of boilerplate code necessary to start writing your app!

Note: This command is self-destructive, once you've run it you cannot run it again. This is for your own safety, so you can't delete portions of your project irreversibly by accident.


npm run generate

Allows you to auto-generate boilerplate code for common parts of your application, specifically components, and containers. You can also run npm run generate <part> to skip the first selection. (e.g. npm run generate container)

Building (⚠️ Work in progress)

npm run build

Preps your app for deployment (does not run tests). Optimizes and minifies all files, piping them to the build folder.

Upload the contents of build to your web server to see your work live!

Testing (⚠️ Work in progress)

See the testing documentation for detailed information about our testing setup!

Unit testing (⚠️ Work in progress)

npm test

Tests your application with the unit tests specified in the **/tests/*.js files throughout the application.
All the test commands allow an optional -- [string] argument to filter the tests run by Jest. Useful if you need to run a specific test only.

# Run only the Button component tests
npm test -- Button


npm run test:watch

Watches changes to your application and re-runs tests whenever a file changes.

Remote testing

npm run start:tunnel

Starts the development server and tunnels it with ngrok, making the website available worldwide. Useful for testing on different devices in different locations!

Dependency size test

npm run analyze

This command will generate a stats.json file from your production build, which you can upload to the webpack analyzer or Webpack Visualizer. This analyzer will visualize your dependencies and chunks with detailed statistics about the bundle size.


npm run lint

Lints your JavaScript and your CSS.

npm run lint:eslint:fix -- .

Lints your code and tries to fix any errors it finds.