Building a Workout app in Expo/React Native
The idea was simple, an app that could record and track your workouts using one barbell.
So I figured this might end up being a start up so I built a quick website:
Made some logos:
Building the expo app
So I got to work as fast as possible.
I first built the app with expo that uses a Bottom Tab Navigator Template.
After messing around with the template I made the components more customized, I then built out a workout work flow where the workouts are all pre-made and then started working on an auth flow using Firebase.
I started by making a sign-in with google screen and then started working on making a one rep max calculator. I got a pretty solid amount of the app done in expo but, expo kinda sucks.
Expo creates a very controlled environment but this means when you need more functionality than expo supports, you have to eject your project which almost immediately breaks your app.
I figured the best thing I could do was to start a new expo app with the same two tab template and then immediately eject the app and move my already built components into the ejected Expo app.