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React Native SDK Usage

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Getting a Variable

The SDK provides a hook to access your DevCycle variables:


Use this hook to access the value of your DevCycle variables inside your components. It takes in your variable key as well as a default value and returns the value of the variable.

The hook will return the default value if the SDK has not yet finished initializing.

import { useVariableValue } from '@devcycle/react-native-client-sdk'

const DevCycleFeaturePage = () => {
const variableKey = 'my-feature'
const defaultValue = 'false'
const featureVariable = useVariableValue(variableKey, defaultValue)

return (
{featureVariable ? <div>Variable on!</div> : <div>Variable off</div>}


Use this hook to access the DevCycle client. This allows you identify users, track events, and directly access variables:

import { useDevCycleClient } from '@devcycle/react-native-client-sdk'

const DevCycleFeaturePage = () => {
const newUser = {
user_id: 'new_user_id',
const devcycleClient = useDevCycleClient()

const identifyUser = () => {
.then((variables) => console.log('Updated Variables:', variables))

return (
<button onClick={() => identifyUser()}>Identify new user</button>

Identifying Users

To change the identity of the user, or to add more properties to the same user passed into the DevCycle provider component, pass in the entire user properties object into identifyUser:

const user = {
user_id: 'user1',
name: 'user 1 name',
customData: {
customKey: 'customValue',

The client object can be obtained from the useDevCycleClient hook.

To wait on Variables that will be returned from the identify call, you can pass in a callback or use the Promise returned if no callback is passed in:

const variableSet = await devcycleClient.identifyUser(user)

// OR

devcycleClient.identifyUser(user, (err, variables) => {
// variables is the variable set for the identified user

Resetting User

To reset the user's identity, call resetUser. This will create a new anonymous user with a randomized user_id.


The client object can be obtained from the useDevCycleClient hook.

To wait on the Features of the anonymous user, you can pass in a callback or use the Promise returned if no callback is passed in:

const variableSet = await devcycleClient.resetUser()

// OR

devcycleClient.resetUser((err, variables) => {
// variables is the variable set for the anonymous user

Getting All Features / Variables

To grab all the Features or Variables that have been enabled for this user:

const features = devcycleClient.allFeatures()
const variables = devcycleClient.allVariables()

The client object can be obtained from the useDevCycleClient hook.

If the SDK has not finished initializing, these methods will return an empty object.


This method is intended to be used for debugging and analytics purposes, not as a method for retrieving the value of Variables to change code behaviour. For that purpose, we strongly recommend using the individual variable access method described in Getting a Variable Using this method instead will result in no evaluation events being tracked for individual variables, and will not allow the use of other DevCycle features such as Code Usage detection

Track Events

Events can be tracked by calling the track method provided by the client object, which you can access with the useDevCycleClient hook. The track method takes an event type as well as other optional fields.

const event = {
type: 'my_event_type', // this is required
date: Date().now(),
target: 'my_target',
value: 5,
metaData: {
key: 'value',

The SDK will flush events every 10s or flushEventsMS specified in the Provider options. To manually flush events, call:

await devcycleClient.flushEvents()

// or

devcycleClient.flushEvents(() => {
// called back after flushed events


EdgeDB allows you to save user data to our EdgeDB storage so that you don't have to pass in all the user data every time you identify a user.

To get started, contact us at [email protected] to enable EdgeDB for your project.

Once you have EdgeDB enabled in your project, pass in the enableEdgeDB option to turn on EdgeDB mode for the SDK:

const user = {
user_id: 'test_user',
customData: {
amountSpent: 50,
const options = {
enableEdgeDB: true,
export default withDevCycleProvider({

This will send a request to our EdgeDB API to save the custom data under the user test_user.

In the example, amountSpent is associated to the user test_user. In your next identify call for the same user_id, you may omit any of the data you've sent already as it will be pulled from the EdgeDB storage when segmenting to experiments and features:

devcycleClient.identifyUser({ user_id: 'test_user' }) // no need to pass in 'amountSpent' any more!