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react-native-lazy-index is a RAM bundle friendly, bundle-time generated index.js. Improve your app startup time by only loading features you'll use on demand.

For information on RAM bundles and inline requires, see React Native Performance.

If you use Haul, also take a look at their documentation.


npm install --save react-native-lazy-index


react-native-lazy-index uses babel-plugin-codegen, so you'll need to configure Babel to include it. The recommended way is to add it to your .babelrc:

  "plugins": ["codegen"]

In your package.json, add a section called "experiences" with the features that should be lazy loaded. In the example below, we have four features keyed on unique names:

  "name": "MyAwesomeApp",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "main": "index.js",
  "dependencies": {
    "@MyAwesomeApp/SomeFeature": "*",
    "@MyAwesomeApp/AnotherFeature": "*",
    "@MyAwesomeApp/YetAnotherFeature": "*",
    "@MyAwesomeApp/FinalFeature": "*",
    "react": "16.9.0",
    "react-native": "0.61.4",
    "react-native-lazy-index": "^1.0.0"
  "experiences": {
    "Some": "@MyAwesomeApp/SomeFeature",
    "Another": "@MyAwesomeApp/AnotherFeature",
    "YetAnother": "@MyAwesomeApp/YetAnotherFeature",
    "Final": "@MyAwesomeApp/FinalFeature"

Import react-native-lazy-index in your index.js:

import "react-native-lazy-index";

On the native side, you can now load your experiences by invoking ReactExperienceLoader.load(). As an example, we will load two features, AnotherFeature and YetAnotherFeature:

// iOS 
[bridge enqueueJSCall:@"ReactExperienceLoader"
// Android 
ReactInstanceManager reactInstanceManager = reactNativeHost.getReactInstanceManager();
ReactContext reactContext = reactInstanceManager.getCurrentReactContext();
CatalystInstance catalystInstance = reactContext.getCatalystInstance();
WritableNativeArray features = new WritableNativeArray();
catalystInstance.callFunction("ReactExperienceLoader", "load", features);


With a naive index.js, all features will be loaded when your app starts and React Native is initialized for the first time.

import "@MyAwesomeApp/SomeFeature";
import "@MyAwesomeApp/AnotherFeature";
import "@MyAwesomeApp/YetAnotherFeature";
import "@MyAwesomeApp/FinalFeature";

By loading features on demand, we can improve app startup time.

With react-native-lazy-index, we no longer load all features up front. Instead, index.js registers a callable module, ReactExperienceLoader, allowing full control over when a feature is loaded. Features that are never used, should never be loaded.

const BatchedBridge = require("react-native/Libraries/BatchedBridge/BatchedBridge");
BatchedBridge.registerCallableModule("ReactExperienceLoader", {
  load: (...names) =>
    names.forEach(name => {
      switch (name) {
        case "SomeFeature":
          return require("@MyAwesomeApp/SomeFeature");
        case "AnotherFeature":
          return require("@MyAwesomeApp/AnotherFeature");
        case "YetAnotherFeature":
          return require("@MyAwesomeApp/YetAnotherFeature");
        case "FinalFeature":
          return require("@MyAwesomeApp/FinalFeature");


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