Build a React Native app using Expo - Introduction #0

28/06/2020   by Luciana Sato

If you want to create a mobile app and you don't know how to start, you can choose React Native and Expo. 

In React Native documentation, the slogan is

React Native combines the best parts of native development with React, a best-in-class JavaScript library for building user interfaces

And Expo documentation says:

Expo is a framework and a platform for universal React applications. It is a set of tools and services built around React Native and native platforms that help you develop, build, deploy, and quickly iterate on iOS, Android, and web apps from the same JavaScript/TypeScript codebase

Using Expo you won't waste time configuring your setup and you can quickly start developing and emulate the app using your mobile phone (this is one option).

The nexts post Im going to show the simple steps to create a basic app using React Native, Expo and configure google maps and some other functionalities.