Understand the fetch API

Tyler McGinnis
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The way you make HTTP requests in React Native is with the Fetch API. In this video we'll talk about Fetch and how to work with promises.

Jason
Jason
~ 6 years ago

At the end of the video you mention that fetch isn't available for the browser yet, but it is available for React Native.

If I plan on writing a web app, (that also serves as a Hybrid Mobile App), that relies heavily on API calls, should I just stick to $.get(), or can I start using fetch?

Tyler McGinnis
Tyler McGinnisinstructor
~ 6 years ago

Ironically Fetch went live a few days ago in the latest version of Chrome. But if you want ANY sort of older support, definitely go with $.get for now.

Joel Hooks
Joel Hooks
~ 6 years ago

Github has their fetch.js shim (which I used in the JSBin here).