Once you’ve finished your project, it’s time to take it from the Builder to the phone and get it published! It's easy to do this with Expo
To deploy your app from your local machine:
Make sure your terminal is setup with
HomeBrew is a tool that lets you use other tools that developers created to make dev life easy and
To install HomeBrew, open your terminal and run this command:
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL [https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install](https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install))"
Once that’s installed you can setup
yarn which will help you setup node.
yarn is a package manager that gives you access to a bunch of code (packages) written by other developers that you can use in your project.
In your terminal, run:
brew install yarn
Once that’s finished, install
expo-cli and run:
yarn global add expo-cli
expo-cli will give you access to Expo’s developer tools that will help you as you continue to develop your application. For example,
expo-cli will allow you to use Live Preview by running the command
expo start in your project’s directory. You can read more about
expo-cli on Expo’s documentation site.
After you have
expo-cli installed, you can publish your app directly from the command line.
In the terminal, run
expo publish while in your project’s directory. Running this command will generate a shareable URL with a QR code to load your project in Expo. You can continue to republish the project and all changes will be pushed to the same URL. Read more about publishing here. You can also read about the process of deploying your app to the App Store/Google Play Store here.