Getting Started

Install the Gameball React Native SDK into your app
The Gameball Android and iOS package, enables you to use the show Gameball player profile in your app, track app player events, integrate referrals and display Gameball's in-app push notifications.

Installation

Follow the below steps to start installing react native SDK package to your app
  • Install package using npm
npm install --save react-native-gameball
  • Install prerequisite packages using npm
npm install react-native-modal react-native-push-notification-popup
react-native-modal and react-native-push-notification-popup packages are required to use gameball package.
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Fetch API is used for network communications, conversion of response to json is needed in order to read the response res => res.json()

Initialization

In order to use Gameball SDK, apply the below step to the main JS file (index or app).
Import Gameball Widget
import {GameballWidget} from ‘react-native-gameball’;
Initialize Gameball Widget
GameballWidget.init(gameball_apiKey, lang, shop, platform, deepLinks )
Parameter
Type
Required
Description
gameball_apiKey
string
Required
Client API key
lang
string
Optional
Your platform language preference to view Gameball Widget with.
Note: The language provided should be as per configured languages in your account. If not provided the Gameball profile widget will be shown with your account default language
Example: "en", "fr".
shop
string
Optional
Shopify store name with myshopify.com domain. Used if your app is a mobile app for a shopify store connected to Gameball
platform
string
Optional
Platform used, for example (shopify)
deeplinks
string []
Optional
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Register Player

Register player method is used to create or update players at Gameball. It is called when your login network call is successful.
First, import Gameball SDK as follows:
import {GameballSDK} from 'react-native-gameball';
then
GameballSDK.registerPlayer({
"playerUniqueId": playerId,
"playerTypeId": playerTypeId,
"deviceToken": playerDeviceToken,
"osType": Platform.OS === 'ios' ? 'ios' : 'android',
"referrerCode":referrerCode,
"playerAttributes": {
"displayName": "Alex",
"email": "[email protected]",
"gender": "m",
"mobileNumber": "01099999999",
"dateOfBirth": "2019-08-18T10:11:34.478Z",
"joinDate": "2019-08-18T10:11:34.478Z"
}
}).then(res => res.json()).then(jsonResponse => {...}) // on success
Once the APIKey and playerUniqueId have been registered, Gameball views can be made visible to the user.
Param
Required
Description
Type
playerUniqueId
Required
PlayerUniqueId is a unique ID for you user, for example UUID or username. The PlayerUniqueId is to be provided by the client and must be unique for each user.
String
playerTypeId
Optional
Each player type has an ID
Integer
playerAttributes
Optional
PlayerAttributes is a builder class which you will use to add or update your player info to Gameball. Player object is described in Object Reference section.
Object
deviceToken
Optional
Mobile device token used for push notifications Note: Should be sent along with osType
String
osType
Optional
Operating system of the device running the application (e.g. iOS, Android) Note: Should be sent along with deviceToken
String
referrerCode
Optional
Referring player’s referral code. This is used in case of referral, where the player to be created is referred by the player having this code.
String
Choose an Unchangeable Player Unique ID
Gameball user profile gets created using the playerUniqueId. It is highly recommended to have the unique ID as an identifier that would NEVER be changed. If this unique ID changes for a given player, you risk losing all original data for that player and hence losing their points and rewards on Gameball. Accordingly, it is NOT recommended to use email address or mobile number as the unique ID as both can be changed by the user at anytime.