Get Started

Guides to get things done

In the 'Get Started' section we walk through how you can install Expo tools, create your first app, guide you through a tutorial, and give you a conceptual overview of what working with Expo tools looks like, the limitations, and common questions folks have.
The guides section of the documentation is oriented towards getting things done: we explain how to use certain tools and how to perform tasks that you may encounter while building your app. The guides are split up into two main sections: managed workflow and bare workflow.

Managed workflow

In the managed workflow section we discuss topics as they apply specifically to building a managed workflow project (what's that?). Some popular topics include:
  • Expo CLI
  • Debugging
  • iOS Simulator
  • Android Emulator
  • App Icons
  • Splash Screens
  • Distributing your App on the App Store and Play Store
  • Configuring Over-the-Air Updates
  • Release Channels
  • Push Notifications
  • ....and more. Scroll through the sidebar or press / on your keyboard to search the documentation if a particular topic interests you.

The bare workflow section provides less guides than are available in the managed workflow currently, there is more to come here in the near future.

The API Reference includes comprehensive documentation around the built-in APIs in the Expo SDK and how to use them.