We'll learn how to make Testing Expo Apps Easy With Deep Links. Deep Links (also called Custom URL schemes) are a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that, when opened on a device that supports them, opens the appropriate app listening for that particular ‘scheme’.
The build service especially has saved me a bunch of time that has allowed me to spend more time dealing with the monotony of app store submissions, something that seems to get more and more complex every time I do it.
While Deep Links aren’t unique to Expo, there are a few extra complexities that you face as your app will run in the Expo client or as a standalone application with both having a different Deep Link structure.
Deep Links (also called Custom URL schemes) are a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that, when opened on a device that supports them, opens the appropriate app listening for that particular ‘scheme’. That app can then use the URI to take the user directly to a screen in the app or set the app state in order to configure a desired behaviour.
For example the Deep Link
fb://profile/6661337 when accessed on a device that has the Facebook app installed and supports Deep Links will open the Facebook app for the user and take them to the profile page with the supplied ID.