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A beautiful, customizable and easy-to-use
Material Design Bottom Navigation for react-native.

  • Pure JavaScript. No native dependencies. No linking. No obstacles.
  • Looks beautiful. Stunning and fluid animations. You won't believe it's not a native view.
  • Customize it. You can adjust nearly everything to make it fit perfectly to your app.
  • Easy to use. Uses established React patterns for both simple and advanced usage.
  • Pluggable. Includes customizable Tabs and Badges. Not enough? Create and use your own!


npm install react-native-material-bottom-navigation

Table of Contents


Shifting Tab

Full Tab

Icon Tab


This library uses "render props" as established pattern for component composition. The example below illustrates the basic usage of the Bottom Navigation. All available Props are listed in the Documentation.

Dive into the example below, check out the example app and take a look at the Usage Documentation.

import BottomNavigation, {
} from 'react-native-material-bottom-navigation'

export default class App extends React.Component { tabs = [ { key: 'games', icon: 'gamepad-variant', label: 'Games', barColor: '#388E3C', pressColor: 'rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.16)' }, { key: 'movies-tv', icon: 'movie', label: 'Movies & TV', barColor: '#B71C1C', pressColor: 'rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.16)' }, { key: 'music', icon: 'music-note', label: 'Music', barColor: '#E64A19', pressColor: 'rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.16)' } ]

state = { activeTab: 'games' }

renderIcon = icon => ({ isActive }) => ( )

renderTab = ({ tab, isActive }) => ( )

render() { return ( {/* Your screen contents depending on current tab. */} this.setState({ activeTab: newTab.key })} renderTab={this.renderTab} tabs={this.tabs} /> ) } }

Note: Out-of-the-box support for React Navigation (called

in earlier releases) was removed with v1. Check this example for a custom React Navigation integration. Read more...



React Navigation Support

Check this example for a custom React Navigation integration.

In contrary to earlier releases, this library does not support React Navigation out of the box. React Navigation now ships with its own Material Bottom Navigation:


You can still implement react-native-material-bottom-navigation manually by using React Navigation's Custom Navigators. Check out this example.

Updated Material Design Specs

Google updated the Material Guidelines on Google I/O 2018 with new specifications, including a slightly changed Bottom Navigation and a new "App Bar Bottom" with a FAB in a centered cutout. react-native-material-bottom-navigation uses the older specs.


Contributions are always welcome. Read more in the Contribution Guides.

Please note that this project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By participating in this project you agree to abide by its terms.


Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):

| Timo Mämecke
Timo Mämecke

🐛 💻 🎨 📖 💡 🚇 🤔 👀 | Shayan Javadi
Shayan Javadi

💻 | David

💻 | Jayser Mendez
Jayser Mendez

📖 | Peter Kottas
Peter Kottas

💻 | Matt Oakes
Matt Oakes

💻 | Keeley Carrigan
Keeley Carrigan

💻 | | :---: | :---: | :---: | :---: | :---: | :---: | :---: | | Sean Holbert
Sean Holbert

💻 | Alessandro Parolin
Alessandro Parolin

📖 | Prashanth Acharya M
Prashanth Acharya M

📖 | Alexey Tcherevatov
Alexey Tcherevatov

💻 🐛 | Trevor Atlas
Trevor Atlas

🐛 |

This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome!


MIT, © 2017 - present Timo Mämecke

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