Update a published app in App Store and Play Store

My app is on the App Store and Play Store.

What’s the proper way to release an update? Rebuild binary and re-submit to the AppStore?

My changes are styling updates and navigate to a different screen in componentDidMount.


Hey @henryszeto,

Those changes are perfect for a simple OTA update. You can simply run expo publish to send those changes over-the-air. There are some instances where you will have to re-build and submit to the App Stores which you can read about here: https://docs.expo.io/versions/v31.0.0/workflow/publishing#some-native-configuration-cant-be-updated-by



@adamjnav i ran expo publish an hour ago. It’s still showing the old version number on the Play Store. How long does it usually takes to see the updates? Thanks

Version number will only change with a new build submitted. If you’re making any major changes that you feel needs to be announced to the user, it may be best to do a new rollout. OTA updates are best used for quick bug fixes or simple style changes. You could also create some sort of in-app update announcement using a modal or something.

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@adamjnav Thanks! I see the updates now. No notice, no alert. It just updated. I need to pay extra attention when running expo publish.

How can I go about implementing this “You could also create some sort of in-app update announcement using a modal or something.”

Is there some kind of listener I can use in Expo for ReactNative?

Yep! You can read about it here: https://docs.expo.io/versions/v31.0.0/guides/configuring-ota-updates and the full Updates API here: https://docs.expo.io/versions/v31.0.0/sdk/updates

@adamjnav Thank you Adam! :slightly_smiling_face:

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