React and React Native Starter


React Starter

With these React, Redux and Baqend starter kits you can build blazingly fast single page applications in no time. Setup your project by following the simple steps below.

React Starter

This project was bootstrapped with Create React App

  1. Make sure you have Node.js installed on your machine
  2. Install the yarn package manager with npm install -g yarn if you like
  3. Clone the repository with git clone
  4. Install the project with npm install or yarn install
  5. Start the server with npm start or yarn start
  6. Open the url in your browser http://localhost:3000, you should see a small sample application with signup capability

React Native Starter

This project was bootstrapped with the React Native cli.

  1. Setup your machine following these instructions
  2. Install the yarn package manager with npm install -g yarn if you like
  3. Clone the repository with git clone
  4. Install the project with npm install or yarn install
  5. Start your app with react-native run-ios or react-native run-android
  6. An Emulator with a sample application should show up

Your app is currently connected to a Baqend test instance called 'app-starter', which provides common backend features like data and file storage, user authentication (used in the example), queries and push notifications among others.

How the Baqend integration into React works

Before the Baqend SDK can be used, a connection to the Baqend instance must be established. This can be easily done by adding the baqendConnect enhancer and the baqendMiddleware from redux-baqend-middleware to your store und use the connect method on your store object after creating it. You can find an example in src/store/store.js and src/App.js.

React works best when using serializable data structures, therefore it's recommended to convert your db objects into json objects before passing them to you redux store and update your objects from json, when you want to change them. You can either do it manually or let the middleware do it for you. The middleware will wait for your app to be connected before making the requests and dispatching your actions and pass the current db instance to your action methods. All the communication with your Baqend instance is made within your defined redux actions.

return {
  'BAQEND': {
    type: MESSAGES_LOAD,
    payload: (db) => db.Message.find().resultList()

For more detailed information take a look on the provided example actions or in the redux-baqend-middleware repository.

To develop your own application

  1. Launch a free Baqend instance at
  2. Change the app name in your projects src/App.js connect method from app-starter to your app name
  3. Your React app will automatically connect to your app instance
  4. To access your data or backend features it´s recommended to use the redux-baqend-middleware within your redux actions
  5. You can also simply import the db-object with import {db} from 'baqend' and see our Guide and API Docs for details

For more information: on React, Redux, the structure of this project, or Baqend.

How Baqend fits your Backend requirements

Baqend is a fully managed Backend-as-a-Service platform with a strong focus on performance and scalability (click here for details). The JavaScript API gives you access to common backend features while the dashboard lets you define data models and access rules as well as business logic to execute on the server side.

Baqend's feature set includes:

  • Automated Browser and CDN Caching
  • Scalable Data Storage
  • Realtime Streaming Queries
  • Powerful Search and Query Language
  • Push Notifications
  • User Authentication and OAuth
  • File Storage and Hosting
  • Access Control on Object and Schema Level



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