Introducing useUpdates() Hook in Expo

Aug 8th, 2023Product
  • Expo introduces a React hook, useUpdates(), enabling apps to handle remote updates more effectively.

  • The hook monitors app bundle status, reflects the latest system state, and tracks update checks.

  • It simplifies calling async update methods by automatically refreshing once they complete.

  • An alpha version is available for testing, with the final version expected in SDK 50.

  • An 'Updates API Demo' app is released to demonstrate the new API's functionality.