React Native - Build APK

You can build APK (debug) from your react native project by using three commands.

Abhith Rajan
Abhith RajanApril 24, 2018 · 1 min read · Last Updated:


react-native bundle —dev false —platform android —entry-file index.js —bundle-output ./android/app/build/intermediates/assets/debug/ —assets-dest ./android/app/build/intermediates/res/merged/debug


cd android


./gradlew assembleDebug

Once all three commands executed successfully. You can find the generated APK on

Project root directory > android > app > build > outputs > apk > app-debug.apk

As the name suggests, this is not a release version. But still, you can share it with testers. I use hockeyapp to do the distribution.

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