I love Expo but it’s getting harder and harder to use. It makes no sense to have a feature like this disabled by default. If it’s packaged and enabled by default in Expo CLI why not in EAS CLI? We, as developers know iOS doesn’t support awebp so we send it gifs instead. Works great in managed Expo. (sorry, venting… I’ve spent way too much time on this).
Also, not to be a jerk.
Thanks for the idea @wodin. This looks like it might be the answer but I have no idea how to go about knowing how to troubleshoot the creation of a plugin. I’m certain I won’t get it correct the first time.
Here’s an example of how to write your own plugin and use it in your app:
The one you need will be much simpler and almost identical to the one I mentioned in my last comment.
You can use expo prebuild to test that the resulting android/gradle.properties looks right. But make sure you have everything committed to Git before running expo prebuild, so that you can revert all of the changes that expo prebuild makes.