The command-line tool for creating and publishing Exponent apps
The Exponent Development CLI - Beta release
$ npm install -g exp
To make a new project use
exp init [path]. The path is optional and it will use the current directory if not specified (all commands that need a path behave similarly).
To view a project you must have an
exp server running in the background for that project. Run
exp start [path] to start running the server. Once it is ready it'll output a url for your project.
$ exp start[exp] Starting exp-serve process under pm2[exp] Waiting for packager, etc. to start[exp] Exponent is ready.[exp] Your URL isexp://3h-xu5.jesse.exponent-example.exp.direct
The server will continue running until you stop it with
exp stop. Use
exp logs to view logs.
To view this on your phone, do the following:
exp send to send a link via email or text. You can also use the
--send-to option when running
Check your e-mail or texts and tap the link. The Exponent app should open and you should be able to view your experience there!
To publish something you've made, just follow these steps:
Create an Exponent account or login to an existing one by running
exp server using
Check to make sure you can load your app by sending the link to yourself with
exp send and opening it in the Exponent app.
Once everything looks good, run
exp publish. A few seconds later, you should get a clean URL sent to you that points to the exp.host server where your package was published to.
You can publish as many times as you want and it will replace your old version, so don't worry about making a mistake!