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:

Terminal Commands

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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