Expo client missing pin button (supporting android shortcuts)

#1

When I first started developing expo apps (SDK v17), my android expo client had a pin button, allowing one to create app shortcuts on android’s home screen. For some time now, this feature seems to have disappeared.

I can’t seem to find any information on why this feature is no longer available. Did I miss some announcement?

I am running the latest Expo Client and SDK (v21) testing on two devices (Pixel Android 8.0.0, and Galaxy S4 Android 5.0.1).

Your insight is greatly appreciated.

#2

Have you been on the same android version though development? I think Lollipop changed how pinning worked.

EDIT: Looks like it was indeed removed: https://github.com/expo/expo/issues/491

#3

The Expo Client (ver 23) was updated on my Pixel 11/17/2017 (in support of Expo SDK 23) -AND- the PIN BUTTON IS BACK!

Thought you would want to know.

I am under the impression that the “pin” button has NEVER been available on ios (i.e. only supported on android). Can someone please confirm this?