React Native Turbo Starter

React 0.68+ Turbo Module starter using codegen with typescript for Objective-C and Java/Kotlin with C++ shared library.

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The React 0.68+ Turbo Module starter is a code generator for Objective-C and Java/Kotlin with a shared C++ library. It is designed for use with React Native version 0.68 and above. The starter includes features such as TurboModule, codegen with TypeScript, usage of arrays/dictionaries/promises, and native functionality. Note that this module does not offer backward compatibility and requires the new architecture enabled.


  • React Native 0.68+: Compatible with React Native version 0.68 and above.
  • Upgraded react-native-create-library module to TurboModule: Utilizes the TurboModule feature.
  • Codegen with TypeScript: Generates code using TypeScript.
  • Objective-C using JSI without the bridge: Uses Objective-C with JavaScript Interface (JSI) without the bridge.
  • Java/Kotlin using JSI without the bridge: Uses Java/Kotlin with JSI without the bridge.
  • Shared C++ TurboModule: Includes a shared C++ TurboModule.
  • Array/Dictionaries/Promises usage: Supports usage of arrays, dictionaries, and promises.
  • Native usage (battery level): Allows for native functionality usage, such as getting the battery level.
  • M1 e2e Compilation of RN New Architecture: Supports compilation on M1 machines with the new architecture.


To install the React 0.68+ Turbo Module starter, follow the steps below:

  1. Running the example project:


  • Run RCT_NEW_ARCH_ENABLED=1 pod install in the example/ios folder.
  • Open the workspace by running xed ios in the terminal.
  • Navigate to Pods -> Development Pods -> react-native-turbo-starter -> ios -> in the left side-bar of XCode.
  • Next to the @implementation, XCode will offer to complete the missing protocol for you. Alternatively, you can manually implement the new function in


  • Run ./gradlew generateCodegenArtifactsFromSchema in the example/android folder.
  • Open Android Studio and navigate to android/src/main/java/com/reactnativeturbostarter/TurboStarterModule.kt.
  • Android Studio will offer to complete the missing new function for you. Alternatively, you can manually implement the new function in TurboStarterModule.kt.
  1. Adding new functionality:
  • For native functionality, open src/NativeTurboStarter.ts and add your function definition inside the Spec.
  • Export your new function by opening src/index.ts and wrapping it.
  • To test your new function, call it from App.tsx.
  1. C++ functionality:
  • Declare your C++ function in cpp/react-native-turbo-starter.h.
  • Implement your C++ function in cpp/react-native-turbo-starter.cpp.


The React 0.68+ Turbo Module starter is a powerful tool for developing React Native applications with advanced features. It allows for efficient code generation, compatibility with Objective-C and Java/Kotlin without the bridge, and usage of C++ for enhanced functionality. The installation process involves setting up the example project, adding new functionality in both native and C++ contexts, and running the project to test the code.


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