[SOLVED] graphical interface not opening in browser with 2.3.7


#1

I upgraded to version 2.3.7 this evening and now after running exp start the graphical interface no longer opens automatically in my default browser. It worked fine previously with 2.3.6. I can scan the QR and run the app on my phone, changes are automatically refreshed, etc. Please advise.


#2

Can you check that the command you’re running is expo start (and not exp start)?


#3

@fson Ugh, that was it: expo not exp. Thank you!

What’s the difference between the two commands?


#4

exp was our old CLI which has been replaced by our new devtool expo-cli which uses expo for commands.


#5

@adamjnav Thanks for the clarification. I just started using Expo this week so please excuse me. :roll_eyes:

BTW, I’m loving Expo. Thanks to you and the rest of the team for making it possible.


#6

No worries @jhanley. Glad to have you around. Best of luck building! As a friendly reminder, the docs will be your best friend and companion as you dive into the Expo world. You can find them here: https://docs.expo.io/versions/latest/index.html

Also, if you want to dive into the source code of the Expo SDK, we have the expo/expo repo which is the source of truth here: https://github.com/expo/expo

Cheers,

Adam


#7

@adamjnav Indeed, I have pinned a tab for the docs. I’ve also been combing my way through various written and video tutorials. It’s slowly starting to make sense.

I’m a long-time web app developer, but new to mobile app development. Before diving head-first into coding, I’m first taking the time to learn the fundamentals and getting my environment setup to my liking. For instance, I have been researching how to structure my React Native projects using Expo. I love the bare bones project Expo creates (without the bloat), but I need to determine how to structure my source files. It seems creating a directory off the root called src or app with sub-directories for various components is a common approach. I also installed babel for cleaner loading includes and assets. Any advice (or references) is much appreciated.


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