Prerequisite Installation

Here comes the part after your purchase. If you get stuck at any point down the road, don't worry! My only job is to help you out get up and running.

Skip (Step 1 and Step 2) if you already have node and npm or yarn installed.

Step 1: Install Homebrew

Homebrew is "The missing package manager for macOS". Open terminal and type the following command.

$ /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

this will install Homebrew on your Mac. To check the version type the following command.

$ brew -v

Step 2: Install Node via Homebrew

In the terminal type the following command to install Node.

$ brew install node
or
$ brew install yarn # this will install node and yarn

If everything installed successfully then you can type in the following command in the terminal to check the Node and NPM version.

$ node -v
$ npm -v

Step 3: Get the command line tool

You will run this tool locally to package, serve, and publish your projects.

npm install expo-cli --global

Step 5: clone the app from the repo

Clone the repo into your local desk and you can name it whichever name you like.

$ git clone [app_repo_url] [your_chosen_name]
$ cd [cloned_app_dir]

Step 6: Test the app

$ cd app
$ yarn install
$ yarn start