Legacy v0.9.3 SDK

This page outlines installation and usage for the legacy v0.9.3 version of the React Native SDK.

This version relies on the deprecated and no longer maintained Rollbar-ios SDK, and has more limited support for React and for web-only targets. Use the new 1.0.0 SDK for full Typescript, React and web-only support, as well as integration with the new Rollbar-apple SDK.

Quick Start

Integrating this library with your React Native codebase requires the following steps:

  1. Install the package from NPM
npm install rollbar-react-native --save


yarn add rollbar-react-native


React Native < 0.60.0

The following is only for React Native earlier than 0.60. Otherwise skip forward to the Cocoapods section.

  1. Link the native modules with the underlying project:
react-native link rollbar-react-native


If you are using Cocoapods, then you need to add the following to your pod file:

pod 'React', path: '../node_modules/react-native'
pod 'RollbarReactNative', path: '../node_modules/rollbar-react-native'

and depending on your version of React Native, you will also need:

pod 'yoga', path: '../node_modules/react-native/ReactCommon/yoga'

Then perform a pod install.

You also need to ensure the static library is linked with your app in the generated workspace like all other Cocoapods dependencies.



In your App.js file (or in older setups, both index.ios.js and index.android.js files) you need to instantiate a Rollbar Client:

import { Client } from 'rollbar-react-native'
const rollbar = new Client('POST_CLIENT_ITEM_ACCESS_TOKEN');

For more configuration options, construct an instance of the Configuration class:

import { Client, Configuration } from 'rollbar-react-native'
const config = new Configuration('POST_CLIENT_ITEM_ACCESS_TOKEN', {
  endpoint: 'https://api.rollbar.com/api/1/item/',
  logLevel: 'info'
const rollbar = new Client(config);

The Configuration class is still a work in progress, but should eventually capture all of the configuration options available for https://github.com/rollbar/rollbar.js/

The Javascript API consists of the logging methods:

rollbar.log(error|message, extra, callback)
rollbar.debug(error|message, extra, callback)
rollbar.info(error|message, extra, callback)
rollbar.warning(error|message, extra, callback)
rollbar.error(error|message, extra, callback)
rollbar.critical(error|message, extra, callback)

As well as two methods for dealing with identifying users:

rollbar.setPerson(id, name, email)

Source Maps

Mapping production React Native JavaScript code to your source files is slightly more complicated than traditional JavaScript environments. This is due to the fact that iOS and Android generate different JavaScript bundles, and therefore different stack traces, which need separate source maps.

You can enable source maps to correctly identify the environment by using the code_version to signal which source map to use. Please note that code_version must be nested under the client and javascript keys in order to work for source mapping.

new Configuration('POST_CLIENT_ITEM_ACCESS_TOKEN', {
  payload: {
    client: {
      javascript: {
        source_map_enabled: true,
        code_version: 'insert_code_version_here.ios',

Be sure to specify the code version when you upload the sourcemap. For example, via curl:

curl https://api.rollbar.com/api/1/sourcemap \
  -F access_token=ACCESS_TOKEN_HERE \
  -F version=insert_code_version_here.ios \
  -F minified_url=http://reactnativehost/main.jsbundle \
  -F [email protected] \
  -F [email protected]

Source maps use file names for mapping minified symbols to symbols contained in your original source code. Due to the nature of the JavaScript environment that your code runs in on a mobile device using React Native, these file names are a bit strange. Rollbar automatically rewrites these file names to be http://reactnativehost/<regular file path>. This allows you to use the minified_url with the fake protocol and host of http://reactnativehost to specify your minified JavaScript code.

Generating stack traces for React Native is an under-documented part of the pipeline. Below are the commands you can use to generate conforming source maps for iOS and Android.


react-native bundle --platform ios --entry-file index.ios.js --dev false --bundle-output \
ios/main.jsbundle --assets-dest ios --sourcemap-output sourcemap.ios.js --sourcemap-sources-root ./


react-native bundle --platform android --dev false --entry-file index.android.js --bundle-output \
android/index.android.bundle --assets-dest android/app/src/main/res/ --sourcemap-output \
sourcemap.android.js --sourcemap-sources-root ./

Android Native Code Version:
When using Android native source maps (e.g. Proguard), set the code version in AndroidManifest.xml.

  <!-- ... -->

  <meta-data android:name="com.rollbar.android.CODE_VERSION" android:value="1.0.0" />


In AppDelegate.m you need to import RollbarReactNative

#import <RollbarReactNative/RollbarReactNative.h>

and initialize it

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary*)launchOptions
  [RollbarReactNative initWithAccessToken:@"POST_CLIENT_ITEM_ACCESS_TOKEN"];

The interface for RollbarReactNative in native iOS code is the same as https://github.com/rollbar/rollbar-ios. Crashes in native code will be reported automatically on the next app launch.


We require minSdkVersion of at least 19 be set in your app/build.gradle file.

In MainApplication.java you need to import RollbarReactNative

import com.rollbar.RollbarReactNative;

and initialize it

public void onCreate() {
  RollbarReactNative.init(this, "POST_CLIENT_ITEM_ACCESS_TOKEN", "production");

The interface for RollbarReactNative in native Android code is the same as the rollbar-android part of https://github.com/rollbar/rollbar-java. Crashes in native code will be reported automatically on the next app launch.

Help / Support

If you run into any issues, please email us at [email protected].

For bug reports, please open an issue on GitHub.