Course info
Oct 2, 2020
1h 29m

Normally when building mobile apps using JavaScript extensive configuration is required. With React Native we have the option of using Expo to make the process easier. In this course, Building React Native Applications Using Expo, you’ll learn to develop and generate mobile apps using Expo. First, you’ll explore what Expo is, how to install it, and how to generate a project. Next, you’ll discover how to build apps using React Native components and the Expo SDK. Finally, you’ll learn how to configure your app to be built using the Expo CLI. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of React native and Expo needed to create your own apps ready for release to the respective app store.

Course FAQ
Course FAQ
What are the prerequisites for this course?

Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with JavaScript. Some React knowledge would be helpful, but it is not required.

What is Expo SDK?

The Expo SDK provides access to device and system functionality such as contacts, camera, and GPS location. It is provided by the npm package expo — this is installed by default in every managed Expo project.

Why do we need mobile apps?

Mobile application enables your potential customers to get more opportunities to reach you and improve your return on Investment. Not only do mobile applications benefit businesses; they also benefit customers in many ways. Applications can also be used offline as most of the information is stored in mobile phones itself.

Why should I use reactive native over other frameworks?

React Native focuses exclusively on a mobile UI building and compares favorably with other frameworks. It makes React Native look more like a JavaScript library than a framework. A built mobile app is smoother and is loaded much faster than a classic hybrid one.

How long does it take to develop an app?

On average, apps can take anywhere between three and nine months to develop, depending on the complexity of the app and structure of your project. Each stage in the process takes different amounts of time to complete, but the most time-consuming of these tend to include: Writing a project brief: one or two weeks.

About the author
About the author

After over 16 years in IT, Reggie finally decided to follow a long-term dream of learning to code. The path Reggie chose led him to pick up JavaScript, and building Web and mobile apps.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Reggie Dawson and welcome to my course, Building React Native Applications Using Expo. I am an independent developer who works on a variety of freelance projects. React Native, which is based on the popular React framework, allows you to build mobile apps. These apps offer performance on par with native app apps, while using the same code base for both iOS and Android. In this course, we're going to build a mobile app with React Native using Expo's tools and services. Some of the major topics that we will cover include configuring the emulator to host the project, setting up routing, using data from a remote source, and building the app and releasing it to the app store. By the end of this course, you'll know how to build your own app using React Native and Expo Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with JavaScript. Some React knowledge would be helpful, but it is not required. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to build mobile apps with the Building React Native Applications Using Expo course at Pluralsight.