How to integrate Stripe Payment Into a React Native Application

  • A payment is initiated in the front end of a React Native app. Details like card number, expiry date, CVV, etc. are sent to Stripe.
  • In case of valid details, a token is sent by the Stripe server to the app.
  • After the app receives this token, the payment information along with token information has to be sent to the app’s backend server. The backend server will communicate with the server of Stripe along with the token and payment details.
  • After successful completion of payment, Stripe sends the transaction response to the backend server.
  • Thereafter, the backend server sends the payment success response to the app.
  • Integrating the Stripe SDK for Android or iOS
  • Using a 3rd party library like Tipsi-stripe
  • Create a Firebase project and cloud functions.
  • In the appinstall Firebase tools.
  • Connect your React Native development environment to the Firebase console.
  • Developing a Firebase function for making payment requests. This function accepts the request object from the app, then sends the request of payment to the Stripe server and returns the response from Stripe to the application.
  • Testing the Firebase Function internally using firebase serve, as external API calls are allowed by Firebase only for paid accounts.
  • Deploying Firebase Function to live server.

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