Feature Flags


This library is a wrapper for whatever feature flag service Island.is is using

How (not) to use

Feature flagging is a way to soft launch a "beta ready" feature to a specific group of users.

Feature flagging is not a way to hide a feature from the users that is still a work in progress.


Application entrypoint

import { FeatureFlagProvider } from '@island.is/feature-flags'

then wrap your application using

return (
<FeatureFlagProvider sdkKey={environment.featureFlagSdkKey}>
<App />

If the FeatureFlagProvider is nested inside Authenticator, it will derive a default user object from that authentication.

Alternatively, you can pass in a defaultUser property to FeatureFlagProvider.

Feature flag consumer

import { useFeatureFlagClient } from '@island.is/feature-flags'
render() {
const featureFlagClient = useFeatureFlagClient()
const [showAwesome, setShowAwesome] = useState(false)
useEffect(() => {
const getData = async () => {
const featureEnabled = await featureFlagClient.getValue(
setShowAwesome(featureEnabled as boolean)
}, [])
return `You are ${showAwesome ? 'awesome' : 'not really that awesome'}.`

For the common use case of checking on a feature flag, there is useFeatureFlag hook:

import { useFeatureFlag } from '@island.is/feature-flags'
const MyComponent = () => {
const { value: showAwesome, loading } = useFeatureFlag(
return `You are ${showAwesome ? 'awesome' : 'not really that awesome'}.`

While loading feature flags (loading === true), the value is set to the defaultValue argument.

The third argument (user) of getValue is optional and defaults to the defaultUser prop in FeatureFlagProvider or the authenticated user from Authenticator.