I’m having struggles to understand the flow/meaning of certain expo commands when it comes to OTA.
So, let me detail my current release process:
- I’m hosting my app in my own hosting service (firebase).
# export the app expo export --public-url https://awesome-app-native.firebaseapp.com/ # and deploy it to firebase firebase deploy
- I build the standalone app IPA locally (first time I did using turtles servers, but now I do locally)
# get the certificates made by expo during the first try expo fetch:ios:certs # build it locally EXPO_IOS_DIST_P12_PASSWORD=23456 turtle build:ios --public-url https://awesome-app-native.firebaseapp.com/ios-index.json --team-id abcdef --dist-p12-path awesome-app_dist.p12 --provisioning-profile-path awesome-app.mobileprovision
- Upload the IPA to iOS (testFlight)
# the path for archive.ipa was generated in the previous step. expo upload:ios --path path/to/archive.ipa
So, in this whole process, my question is: In what moment does the OTA happen?
I never used
expo publish as mentioned in the docs, so what am I missing? What’s the difference between
publish? Can I have OTA updates without using Expo servers?