Now that we know a bit about how Expo and React Native works, let’s dive into it and create our first mobile app!
In order to create the app, you’ll first need a few things installed on your computer:
- Visual Studio Code - A text editor
Throughout the video, you’ll need to enter several commands into the terminal:
node -v- Checks your version of Node.js
npm -v- Checks your version of Node package manager
npm install -g expo-cli- Installs the Expo command-line tools
- Expo command-line tools make it really easy to create, maintain, and test an Expo project!
expo init hello-world- Creates a new Expo app
cd hello-world- Moves you into the hello-world folder
Watch the video, then proceed to the next exercise!
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