When using my app within Expo, I’m able to reach my API server using it’s public facing IP without issue. However, once I build it in EAS and install the generated .APK, I’m unable to login, presumably because it’s unable to reach the API server. What I can interact with in the unauthorized context of my App works as expected, but I can’t do anything that would require reaching out to the API server.
The link generated after
eas update --auto creates a version of the app to be launched within Expo and THAT method works as expected with signing in /creating users but that requires Expo
I’m trying to build a version of my app I can give to a small group of people to test and get feedback on, without having to upload this to the Play Store just yet.
- Can I simply give an Android user my .APK file to install on their device and that be a functional copy of my app? API access and all?
- Or do I need to have them install Expo and just give them a link to the expo server I’m running too?
Sorry for newb questions, the internet just says ‘eas build, gg ez pz’ and I can do that, but it just can’t hit my API server