How to implement the virtual reality app in react native

What is virtual reality –

VR means virtual reality, in today’s era we all know how virtual reality is growing day by day, so in this article, I am going to discuss “How to build virtual reality app in react native“.

Output Example –

By using Virtual Reality (VR) we get the experience of three-dimensional reality, this technology is boundless. by using VR we found totally immersive and gaming applications.

ARCore is used to AR development platform for Android and ARKit is used to the iOS platform.

Setting up the Testbed App –

There is an app called Testbed App which is provided by the Viro to see the virtual reality in your app, so first, you need to install this app on your device.

It has a few samples of testbed applications that are build using ViroReact core, install the Viro Media App on iOS devices, go to this link app store here and for Android, go to the Play store here link.

App.js Changes –

After getting the API key, you need to put it into your app.js as follows.

/* Insert your API key below */
var sharedProps = {

Now Test The Testbed App –

Now you need to open this app but before open this we need to run the command npm start in your viro terminal.

react-viro-cli use the ngrok packager service that provides an endpoint for run Viro Media app on a real device.

Step 1 — Set up the Viro CLI –

You need to install the Viro CLI tool for generating a React Native project which has all the dependencies of the VR/AR app.

npm install -g react-viro-cli

Step 2 — Creating a react-native app

First, we create a react-native app for implementing VR app.

react-native init VRExample

Step 3 — Installing the VR plugin

Now we need to install the npm plugin for virtual reality.

npm i react-viro

Step 4 — Import the plugin

import the plugin where you want to integrate the react-viro app.

import {
} from 'react-viro';

Step 5 — Design the Virtual Reality view

Now we design the virtual reality view within the render method by using this view.

render() {
return (
<Viro360Image source={require('./res/guadalupe_360.jpg')} />
<ViroText text="Hello World!" width={2} height={2} position={[0, 0, -2]} style={styles.helloWorldTextStyle} />

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