Employee Directory Sample App with React and Node.js

A couple of weeks ago, I shared an Employee Directory sample application built with React in seven steps. Employee directory is a mobile app that allows you to look up employees by name, view the details of an employee, and call, text, or email an employee.

In this post, I share a new version of the application with two new features:

  1. Animated page transitions based on pageslider-react discussed in my previous post
  2. Data access using REST services exposed by a Node.js / Express server (included in the sample app)



Running the Application

You can test the application in your browser:

  • Using this version hosted on Heroku
  • By running the included Node.js server locally
  • By deploying your own instance on Heroku


You can also run the application as a hybrid app in Cordova.

Check out the Github Repository for detailed instructions.

Source Code

The source code (client and server) is available in this this repository.

Other Versions

I’ve used the employee directory use case to explore different frameworks. An AngularJS / Ionic version of the same app is available here.

  • james

    Click each contacts and arrow button don’t response on my mobile web browser, does it require a touch function?

  • Karmet

    Nice work! Are these samples on your website available under an Open Source License?


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  • TJ

    I’ve uploaded to my server and followed the instructions on the github page.

    /var/www/directory-react-nodejs$ node server
    Express server listening on port 5000

    Appears to be running…but when I visit my server at hostname.com:5000, I get “This webpage is not available”.

  • Moeen uddin

    Hi, its great post, thanks for sharing the resources. I just installed android debug version of this app. I am new to android, I am comparing the responsiveness of RorMix with this build. rormix is build wih phonegap, and is featured app on their site. I need advise or suggestion, how to improve performance here. Once again, thanks. :)

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