Learning about release channels right now, and successfully published my first to a specific release-channel. The published URL worked as intended in sending my desktop-browser to the release channel, but this URL is different from the URL sent to my android device via the ‘Request a Link’ section.
URL from expo cli:
https://exp.host/<code i’m not sharing>?release-channel=abcd-test-release-1
URL sent to Android Phone from browser:
exp://exp.host/<code i’m not sharing>?release-channel=abcd-test-release-1
The issue here being the latter (sent to my phone) does not register as a link to Expo client app (compare prefix of both URLs), thus I can’t open the app on my device… I changed the link-URL to be exact to the expo-cli-URL, sent it to myself, and it worked perfectly in the Expo client, but I don’t have a way to get this URL unless I personally alter it myself.
I also tested this by sending to another device, iOS, and the same URL was sent, thus the messaging app is unable to send me to Expo upon press.
Am I missing something with ‘Request a Link’ ?
Is it simply that the URL sent to my device is incorrect?
Ps I’m aware I can use the QR code.