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Shamsad Anam
Shamsad Anam

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What is Expo?

Recently, one of my clients asked me to set up an Expo project. Although I had no prior experience with Expo, I agreed when I learned that it utilizes JavaScript.

After conducting some research, I discovered the following:

Expo is an open-source framework that leverages React Native to develop native applications for Android, iOS, and the web. Essentially, it serves as an alternative to Flutter and employs JavaScript syntax.

I experimented with several methods for setting up the project. If you're interested in quickly installing and exploring the framework, I recommend using the tab navigation template with the following command:

npx create-expo-app@latest --template tabs@49

To initiate the development server, simply execute:

npx expo start

For learning Expo, I strongly suggest perusing their excellent documentation, which contains a wealth of examples. You can find it at the following link:

Link to official documentation.

Happy Coding.

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