I have a problem with GIF animation with EAS build. GIF animation works as expected in Expo Go app but it is not animated anymore after using eas build commands. I may be wrong but I think it’s because RN needs a dependency (which is already included in Expo Go app) to show GIF animation. How can I solve this problem please?
When building your own native code, GIF and WebP are not supported by default on Android.
You will need to add some optional modules in android/app/build.gradle , depending on the needs of your app.
// If your app supports Android versions before Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 14)
// For animated GIF support
// For WebP support, including animated WebP
// For WebP support, without animations
I see that someone else reported this and @bycedric wrote a config plugin to do this:
Are you able to see if it works on SDK 43 beta without a config plugin? Based on the other comments in the above issue this is supposed to be fixed in “the next version of Expo”. If it’s still a problem, maybe create another issue to say that it does not work with SDK 43 beta, and point to the above issue.