Learn how to get started creating a new universal app with Expo.
To develop applications with Expo, make sure to check out the following requirements and recommended tools.
To use Expo, you need to have the following tools installed on your machine:
As Node.js officially states, "Production applications should only use Active LTS or Maintenance LTS releases". You can install Node.js using a version management tool (such as
volta or any other of your choice) to switch between different Node.js versions.
After installing Node.js, you can use
npx to create a new app.
npx create-expo-app --template
Learn how to create a new Expo project and run it on your device.
Expo CLI is part of the
expo package, and you can use it by leveraging
npx — a Node.js package runner. To start your app, open the terminal on your development machine and run the
npx expo command:
# Start the development server
# See a list of commands in Expo CLI
npx expo --help
You don't need macOS to build an iOS app. You only need an iOS device to run a development build. Learn what are development builds and how you can leverage them to build your projects.
If you are using Yarn, you can bootstrap a new app using the following command:
yarn create expo
The Expo CLI is compatible with the following terminals on Windows 10 and higher: