Get Started With Expo

Use our step-by-step guide to get started with Expo in minutes, or check out our docs.

01

Fall in Love

See how quickly you can turn your ideas into performant cross-platform apps before installing a thing.

02

Download NodeJS

Get started with node to use everything in the JS ecosystem, including Expo and React Native.

03

Get the command line tool

You will run this tool locally to package, serve, and publish your projects.

npm install expo-cli --global

04

Create your first project

You will be asked to create an Expo account before proceeding.

expo init my-new-project
cd my-new-project
expo start

05

Preview your project

Open Expo Client on your device. Use it to scan the QR code printed by expo start. You may have to wait a minute while your project bundles and loads for the first time.

06

Start coding!

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.

Try Expo in the browser

Snack allows you to run code in the browser
in a matter of seconds. No downloads required.

Open Snack