The barcode butler
How I used TypeScript, React Native, Expo and GitHub for learning
Recently, I took on the challenge of creating a barcode scanning app using React Native and Expo, and I decided to use TypeScript to deepen my learning about the language. I am happy to share that the result of this project was a successful and educational experience, and I learned a lot about TypeScript, React Native, Github, and the CI/CD integration using Github Actions.
The Barcode Butler app is a simple and convenient tool for scanning barcodes and storing the data for later use. Using the smartphone camera, the app can quickly scan barcodes and save the information for later retrieval. The app is designed to be easy to use, with a simple and intuitive interface that makes it easy for anyone to start scanning barcodes in no time.
Using TypeScript in this project was a great experience, as it allowed me to write cleaner and more maintainable code. TypeScript's strong typing system made it easier for me to catch errors early in the development process and prevented me from introducing bugs into the app later on. Additionally, the TypeScript community has a wealth of resources and tutorials that made it easier for me to learn and understand the language.
In addition to learning about TypeScript, I also learned a lot about Github and the CI/CD integration using Github Actions. With Github Actions, I was able to automate the deployment process, making it easier and faster to release new updates to the app. This not only saved me time but also ensured that the app was always up-to-date and functioning properly.
Finally, I learned about the process of bringing the app into the Android Play Store. This was a new experience for me, and I was able to learn about the various requirements and guidelines for submitting an app to the store. Overall, I am grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow as a developer through this project, and I am proud of the final result of the Barcode Butler app.
If you are interested in trying the Barcode Butler app, you will be able to find it on the Google Play Store soon. I hope that you will find it as useful and enjoyable to use as I did to create it.