Deploy Api-Server in Local machine


Api server

Installation Steps

Step 1: Download the vChat app and extract it

Step 2: Open terminal and Go to Full-apps folder where you have extracted, there you would find 2 modules api-server, mobile-app

Step 3: Go to ApiServer folder and install npm or yarn npm install or yarn

Step 4: Open another terminal and enter mongod this would start mongo server

Step 5: Start the api server npm start now api-server is up and running

The common issue of the mongo server

unable to lock file: /data/db/mongod.lock resource temporarily unavailable. Is a mongod instance already running? , terminating, You need to enter,
sudo killall -15 mongod

Cloudinary Config

  • Go to ApiServer/config/cloudinaryConfig.js/
    • Enter cloud_name: ' '
      api_key: ' '
      api_secret: ' '

Twilio Config

  • Go to ApiServer/config/twilioConfig.js/
    • Enter accountSid: ' '
      authToken: ' '

Mobile App

Installation steps

Steps: Initiate app for Mobile App folder

  • Type npm i
  • Navigate to ios folder in mobile App and do pod install
  • Open sublime or any editor
  • Go to mobileApp/config.js .serverSideUrl: "paste the IP address or the URL and the port "

Configuring Google Map

Update YOUR_GOOGLE_API_KEY in AppName/ios/AppName/AppDelegate.m file for ios in line 57

Update YOUR_GOOGLE_API_KEY in AppName/android/app/src/main/AndroidManifest.xml file for Android in line 39

Get Google Map API key from here

If you have trouble setting up follow here

Configuring Phone Auth By Firebase

Add Project on Firebase Console


  • You need to generate SHA-1 fingerprint certificate for both debug and release mode as well and place the key in firebase Project FirebaseProjectName/settings/project settings/

  • You need to add file google-services.json in AppName/android/app folder .


  • You need to generate APNS certificate and upload it at firebase project/settings/project settings/cloud Messaging/

  • You need to add file GoogleService-Info.plist in AppName/ios/.

Configuring Sentry

Create App on You need to update file inside ios folder and in an android folder, along with it update the DNS for your app in App.js in the root folder of Mobile App

Follow documentation here and link your Mobile App.

Configuring Push Notification

Go to Firebase Console -> Settings -> Project Settings -> Cloud Messaging -> iOS app configuration

You will get Google Server API Key on the same page of iOS app configuration

  • Create Firebase Project and go to settings/Cloud Messaging and copy the Server Key

  • Now Update the ServerKey in apiserver/server/service/ pushNotification.js

  • Connect the android phone to a system or via android emulator

Whenever npm i is performed, you need to run the command:

npx jetify npx react-native run-android

Note: If you are running the app in Ubuntu O.S. :

  • Start JS Server by running command npm start under Mobile App Directory in another terminal

  • Add file in the android folder for both Rider and Driver and write sdk.dir="sdk path"

  • Make sure you have configured the AVD before running the command, If you would like to run the app in iPhone simulator (MacOS) run react-native run-ios

  • Set Simulator Location- Go to Debug-> Location-> Custom Location->Enter Latitude and Longitude of your Current Location

    Note: Make sure you have the same network in the mobile If you are running app on ios make sure you have open AppName.xcworkspace .

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