Description

Expo is a free and open-source platform for making universal native apps. It has a community with an online discussion forum and a Discord server.

It's completely free to join both the forum and the Discord server. The forum has over 22,900 members, while the server has 7,300+. Both communities are great to interact with other developers worldwide who are also using Expo to build their projects.

In these groups, developers discuss all things Expo. They share knowledge with each other, ask questions, and request advice when they get stuck. Additionally, both groups are great to share what you are working on and getting valuable feedback on your projects.

Moreover, by joining the server, you will get a link to register for Expo's Wednesday office hours. These are virtual meetings via Zoom where the Expo team and other developers gather to get answers to common questions and learn how to better leverage the platform. On the other hand, you can also consult the Expo Documentation to get answers to common questions about using the platform.

Furthermore, the community offers its users a tool library with useful tools and services to create awesome projects with Expo. Lastly, don't forget to check out the community's job board if you are looking for new career opportunities.

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Details

  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2013
  • Founders:

    James Ide and Charlie Cheever

  • Amount of members: 22,900
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Online Platform: Discord, Own Platform
  • Job board: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Method: Virtual
Benefits

Talk with other developers:
Both the online discussion forum and the Discord server are great places to connect with thousands of like-minded developers from all over the world who are also using Expo to build their apps.

Get help:
By joining the Expo community, you will be able to get access to the Expo team and other Expo professionals to ask questions, request advice, and get help when you get stuck.

Share what you're working on:
The Expo community allows you to share those projects you are working on. Other developers will give you valuable feedback, and you can return the favor by doing the same.

Requirements

No requirements.

Place

Meetings

Inside the community's Discord server, you will find a link to register for Wednesday's office hours. These meetings are held via Zoom. Members who participate join other developers and the Expo team to ask questions, request advice, and learn more about the platform.

Networking Events

You can participate in the Expo community via an online discussion forum or a Discord server. Both platforms are great to interact with other developers, ask questions about apps you are building with Expo, and share knowledge. The forum has the following categories:

  • Expo SDK
  • Expo Development Tools
  • Expo Application Services (EAS)
  • Expo Professionals
  • How to / Third Party Tooling
  • Look What I Built!

As you can see, the forum is the right place to discuss all things Expo projects. The Discord server serves the same purpose, but additionally, you can participate in the #random channel to chat in real-time about off-topic subjects with like-minded people. On the other hand, don't forget to check out the #jobs channel or the community's job board if you are looking for new career opportunities.

Content Library

On the one hand, you can check out the Expo Documentation to start using the platform for the first time. On the other hand, the community also offers several tools to make developers' lives easier.

Quote

"If you are planning to develop an app using react native, it's a no-brainer to go with Expo. It's like a package of goodies. I don't even understand why it's so awesome. Good job @expo team. You've made our lives simpler." -Lisa Miller

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