Dec 1, 2023 by
Build logs can be difficult to parse and it can be even harder to find and resolve the root cause for those errors. To make build errors easier to resolve, we're introducing a feature that adds annotations to build errors that highlight reasons and fixes for commonly seen build errors. Build Annotations can be spotted on both build and submission logs.
So if your build or submission fails, look out for the blue speech bubble in your logs in case we have any suggestions on resolving it.
Nov 29, 2023 by
When you want to build a preview version of your app to test out some changes, it can be tedious to manually go through the process of running EAS CLI to build your app after pushing or pulling down the latest changes from your repository. You have to find the right branch or tag to pull down, install EAS CLI, log in, choose the right build profile, and run the build command locally.
With Automatic GitHub builds, we eliminate all of those manual steps. By setting up build triggers, your project is automatically built whenever you push updates to GitHub, ensuring that your latest builds are up to date with your codebase.
The steps are simple. Just link a repository on expo.dev, add a build trigger, and push to your repository. If you've run a build on EAS before, this will be a smooth process. (If you haven't run a build you can learn how to create your first build here.)
You can customize build triggers for branches, pull requests, and Git tags. For example, running an iOS production build when
main gets pushed or creating an Android development build when any pull request with a source branch matching
feature/* gets updated.
We decided to develop and ship Automatic Github builds because we want developers focused on business logic and shipping beautiful applications, not developing and maintaining a complex CI/CD system.
This feature is now in preview for EAS subscribers, with general availability slated for 2024. There are many more improvements to come!
Learn more about how to get set up with our GitHub builds guide.
Nov 14, 2023 by
Expo Orbit for macOS makes it faster and easier to install and run builds from EAS or elsewhere, and to run Snack projects on simulators and physical devices.
The current process for installing builds from EAS (Android device/emulator, iOS simulator, iOS device) and running Snack projects on simulators is more manual than it needs to be. You can use
eas build:run and select a build for Android devices/emulators or iOS simulators, or you can download the archive, extract it, and drag and drop it to the simulator/emulator. For Snack projects, additional steps include installing Expo Go in the simulator through the CLI, logging in, and selecting the Snack from a list.
To improve this, in August 2023 we released Orbit as an experiment intended to speed up development builds and Snack projects. The goal was to make these steps as seamless as possible, aligning with the user-friendly experience that Expo offers. The community feedback was very positive and we decided to move forward with this project.
Expo Orbit v1 is a macOS menu bar app designed to make your development workflow even faster, allowing you to:
You can download Orbit via Homebrew or directly through GitHub.
brew install expo-orbit
At this point in time, Orbit is compatible only with macOS but we have exciting plans to integrate it further into the Expo ecosystem and add even more features.
Try out Expo Orbit now, explore its capabilities, and share your feedback. Your input will shape the future of this tool and guide us on where to take it next.
Nov 3, 2023 by
One month ago, on September 11th, Node 16 reached end-of-life and it no longer receives any form of support. For that reason, effective November 27th, 2023, we will migrate the default Node version from 16 to 18 on all EAS Build images. We have already updated the
latest image accordingly.
In the process of doing the Node.js upgrade, we will also drop our Ubuntu 18 images, because they do not support Node 18. The lowest available Ubuntu version will be 20.
The default Node version on EAS Build tracks the current maintenance LTS (see: Node.js releases). This is common practice for similar hosted services.
If you aren’t ready to make any changes yet and want to ensure that you remain on Node 16 after the effective date of the upgrade: you can explicitly lock your builds to Node 16 by adding the following to your build profiles:
To prepare your app for the upgrade (recommended), you can do the following:
"image": "latest"on your build profiles, or, alternatively,
"node": "18.18.0"to install Node 18 on your currently used image.
ubuntu-18.04-jdk-11-ndk-r19cas your build image.
Using image "ubuntu-20.04-jdk-11-ndk-21.4.7075529" based on "ubuntu-2004-focal-v20220823".
Most apps are unlikely to experience any issues as a result of this change; however, in some cases, projects may not build. For example, you may encounter dependencies that are incompatible with Node 18.
To keep your builds green, we encourage developers to either lock down the Node version, or prepare for the change / opt-in early, as suggested above.
If you are still unsure how to proceed, we recommend you ask questions in our 💬 Discord community.
Oct 26, 2023 by
We released a new version of our dashboard's sidebar. You can access your accounts and projects from there, as well as the user menu, now located at the bottom of the sidebar (previously in the top right corner of the page).
Fix for CVE-2023-4863 in firstname.lastname@example.org
Sep 29, 2023 by
Xcode 15 and iOS 17
Sep 28, 2023 by
Support for Bun in EAS and Expo CLI
Sep 25, 2023 by
Introducing Notification Center
Sep 12, 2023 by
Steven Songqi Pu
Pinning Projects in Dashboard
Aug 25, 2023 by
Preview: fully customizable builds on EAS Build
Aug 10, 2023 by
Understand your users and grow your app with EAS Insights
Aug 22, 2023 by
Proof of concept: expo-sqlite integration with CR-SQLite
Aug 10, 2023 by
Proof of concept: Expo CLI Dev Tools Plugins
Aug 10, 2023 by
Expo Orbit: Download and launch builds
Aug 9, 2023 by
Rollouts for EAS Update
Aug 8, 2023 by
useUpdates() API for expo-updates
Aug 8, 2023 by
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Aug 8, 2023 by
New Dashboard Tables and More Timeline Activities
Aug 2, 2023 by
Enforcement of EAS Free plan limits
Aug 1, 2023 by
Expo VS Code theme
Jul 24, 2023 by
Link your GitHub repo with Expo
Jul 19, 2023 by
Improved Expo Docs organization
Jul 5, 2023 by
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Changes summary Q4 2022
Jan 31, 2023 by