Quick Start Guide

1. Open the ImagineThis web app

Go to our deployed version here or get it running locally.

To run everything locally, you need to clone both the ‘ImagineThisServer' and ‘imaginethisweb' repositories and follow their respective readmes to get them up and running.

2. Access Token & OAuth 2.0 Authentication

Once you get into our web interface, there are two main ways to access your Figma accounts: Access Token and OAuth. Select one of them and continue.

OAuth is recommended as it is more secure. (And very easy to use)

See this link to learn how to get Access tokens. See this link to learn more about OAuth.

3. Project File ID

Next you will need to provide a project ID of a Figma file that you wish to convert. The project ID of a Figma file is part of the share URL link of a project.

For Example: If the link is


The project ID would be the following:


4. Selecting Screens

Simply select the pages that you would like to convert into React Native project by selecting/unselecting all with a button or clicking on them individually.

Once selected, click Convert to Code. This will start the conversion process and will download the generated source code in a .zip file once completed.

5. Sharing project

If you want to share the project with other users, you simply share the URL of the project page or share the project ID.

6. Run app through ImagineThis

Follow the instruction on ImagineThis website and scan the QR-code in order to run the app on your phone.

7. Run app locally

We generate a complete React Native project source code out of your Figma screens. To run it, please follow the steps below:

7.1 Prerequisites - Getting Node.js & Expo

Requires Node.js LTS 12 or later - download here.

Requires expo-cli - Assuming that you have Node 12 LTS or greater installed, you can use npm to install the Expo CLI command line utility:

npm install -g expo-cli

7.2 Initialising a New Expo Project

expo init ProjectName

When prompted, select a blank template within terminal.

7.3 Copying Converted Files

The generated code based on the Figma project will need to be unzipped.

The files will need to be copied to the newly initiated project within the same corresponding directories.

Please Note:

When copying files be sure to only replace existing files with the generated code downloaded. Do not delete any files that are created by default from the template file.

7.4 Install dependencies

Enter the directory of the project just created

Then run:

npm install

7.5 Start the development server

npm start

This command will start a development server on your machine.

7.6 Run your app on your device

7.6.1 Run on mobile device

Install the Expo client app on your iOS or Android phone and connect to the same wireless network as your computer. On Android, use the Scan QR Code function in Expo app to scan the QR code from your terminal to open your project. On iOS, use the device's built-in camera app to scan the QR code.

Alternatively, you can set up an emulator - more information here

7.6.2 Run in web browser

You can also run the generated prototype on your web browser. Select the Run in web brower mode in the development page. The generated prototype will be automatically run in your web browser.

Extra - Working with source code

Beautifying the Code

By default, the code will not be indented correctly because it would be extremely challenging to keep track of the correct indents throughout all the layers of our conversion process.

However, it is extremely easy to format and beautify the file to your preferred indentation setup by using the built in features of modern code editors (or their plugins).

We strongly recommend using Visual Studio Code to handle your react-native project as it has great javascript-specific built-in features. One of them is built in javascript code formatter (Right click + Format Document, or simply ‘Shift+Alt+F’)