Both Pure React Native and Expo applications can be built mostly like a regular ReactJS Application and most Node Modules will be compatible. A notable exception to this is Routing and Navigation. See recommended packages.
Below is be listed the recommended prerequisite knowledge for each platform as well as the advantages and disadvantages. Use cases where Expo cannot be used will also be listed below.
To see what Expo is capable of and for the quick start guide visit the Expo documentation.
*See Detaching for more information
Expo has support for OTAs for apps that have been distributed to users through the app store, however there are numerous open issues regarding them on the Expo GitHub page and due to the fact that projects cannot be shared between multiple accounts the update requires access to the original developer’s Expo account.
It is not recommended to use OTAs at this time.
This refers to detatching an existing Expo app to add custom features. Detatching a project to build it can be used to circumvent using Expo’s build servers, which is recommended.
This is not recommended, detatching requires knowledge of Android and iOS build tools
If you want to use Native Code, chances are you will not be taking advantage of all of Expo’s features and extra unneeded overhead will be added. If you need features that Expo provides such as the Camera and the Gyroscope you will spend less time using Pure React Native and installing and linking those modules yourself than getting the detached Expo project working.
Using pure React Native gives the developer more freedom than using Expo but requires knowledge of more programming languages and development environments.
See the quickstart guide for information on setting up a project, writing code, installing modules and deployment.
To see the code standards please refer to the documentation for the respective languages.
|React Navigation||React Navigation is the de-facto React Native Navigation Package, already included by default on Expo packages.||:heavy_check_mark:|
|React Router Flux||Breaking updates and long standing issues .|