Expo CLI is a command-line tool used for developing and managing projects built with Expo, a framework and platform for building universal React applications. Expo CLI provides a seamless development experience by abstracting away the complexities of configuring and setting up a development environment. It allows you to easily create, run, and deploy your Expo projects across multiple platforms, including iOS, Android, and web.
With Expo CLI, you can leverage a wide range of pre-built components, APIs, and services provided by Expo, such as camera access, push notifications, and in-app purchases. It also offers features like hot reloading, over-the-air updates, and easy publishing to app stores.
Compared to other React Native development tools, Expo CLI simplifies the development process and reduces the setup time. It is particularly suitable for building prototypes, smaller applications, or projects that don't require extensive native code customization.