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Camera, a module which lives in Core/camera, is our subsystem that allows taking photos and videos with the full screen camera. IMCameraModal is the most important component, which can be used as follows:


This component handles a few complex tasks, such as:

  • switching between front (IMPreCamera.js) and back camera (IMPostCamera.js)
  • taking pictures
  • recording videos
  • importing photos and videos from the library

It sends back the asset source via onImagePost callback. Here’s a simple implementation of handling the response of camera selection:

onPostStory = async source => {
 // use source.uri to handle the asset on device (photo / video)

Under the hood, it relies on expo-camera package.