I noticed that when I click on “Publish or republish project …” button in development mode my app in Play Market automatically gets updated(I thought
expo upload does that).
It is a very unclear moment for me because earlier I built 2 apk files and uploaded them to store with different versions, but publishing to Expo hosting was a place where our team was testing new features because it is convenient to scan QR-code so each teammate can see changes fast.
Moreover, there is a switch button to Production mode below and I couldn’t find info in docs what’s the difference then if I publish the project in development mode or production? Why do these OTA updates work in development mode?
Could you guide me, how can use
expo publish to upload my app only to Expo hosting like in development mode without updating app in Play Market, and then how can I publish a new app version like in production mode(should I use
expo upload or just
expo publish because I got confused with that 2 commands).