See how quickly you can turn your ideas into performant cross-platform apps before installing a thing.
Get started with Node to use everything in the JS ecosystem, including Expo and React Native. We recommend using the latest Node version.
You will run this tool locally to package, serve, and publish your projects.
npm install expo-cli --global
You will be asked to create an Expo account before proceeding.
expo init my-new-project
Select your favorite editor, like Atom, VSCode, Sublime Text, Vim, or Emacs, open
your-project/App.js, and start building! We recommend following the Up and Running tutorial.
Not everybody wants to tell their customers or friends to download Expo to use their app; You want to be able to have the app on its own from the App Store and Play Store. We call these “shell apps” or “standalone apps”.
You can then set breakpoints, inspect variables, execute code, etc, as you would when debugging a web app.
Expo makes it easy to get started writing apps, but Expo can also take your project all the way to production. Here’s an overview of the tools and services you might use along the way.