Re-release required for all app.json changes?

#1

Do all changes to app.json require a re-release to the store?

We want to change orientation. Can exp publish send that to users, or do we have to re-release through iTunes/Play?

Thank you!

(Related docs https://docs.expo.io/versions/latest/guides/building-standalone-apps.html#7-update-your-app)

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#2

in general yes, app.json changes will typically require a rerelease to the store.

for orientation specifically, there is a runtime screen orientation module that you can use instead that would let you adjust the orientation whenever.
https://docs.expo.io/versions/latest/sdk/screen-orientation.html#content

(but to switch over to this you’d still probably want to rerelease to the store to prevent rotating back and forth)

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#3

Hi-

I actually think this might not be correct. An orientation change might not require a rerelease, just a republish.
Most app.json changes require rerelease through the app stores but some don’t.

Charlie

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