Has anyone pushed an Expo app without a signup screen just to let existing users login?

#1

Dear all, I am a newbie iOS developer who has decided to use Expo to test the waters. Our web app has the on-boarding experience and our existing users wish to access our content on a mobile app.

  • Will Apple accept an app without a registration screen because we want to serve existing users now?
  • Has anyone pushed an Expo app without a signup screen or any similar experiences, please share?

We will ultimately have a full on-boarding experience anyway.

#2

(there’s nothing Expo-specific about this - heads up that this is a good question for the How To category next time).

I published an app without a signup screen and it was just fine. It was intended as a mobile companion for our web app. It was a B2B app where users were only added by being invited by existing admins, so a sign up screen didn’t really make sense. We did have a “learn more” link on the login screen if folks didn’t have an account and were confused. When you submit your app for approval, you need to provide a test account for Apple to use; that’s how they will evaluate your app.

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#3

Thanks Keith. Our app is rather a fitness app and users only signup via the web app though.

#4

Maybe have a link that takes them over to the web app for sign up? Rather than making it a full-fledged sign up button, maybe have it something like “Don’t have an X account?” or “Learn more about X”. Though, as far as I know you shouldn’t have a problem with a web-based sign up as long as you’re not using it to circumvent Apple’s payment system.

#5

Interesting insight. We use vouchers to onboard users primarily but some can also buy using stripe on our web app but most don’t. I am shocked Apple can bully us that way. I know apps that have circumvented it like Spotify and Netflix

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