Previewing your app through our dashboard is pretty awesome. You can make changes to the editor and then see your app update in real time in the app dashboard emulator. 

However, it’s just not quite the same experience as checking out your app on the device it’s meant for — your phone!

How to Preview Your App on Your Phone

Important: Since it uses a browser to view the app and not a native environment, you should note that certain features may not work as intended when your app is actually published.

Step 1: Click "Preview" on the Emulator
To access the Preview link, just click “Preview” at the bottom of the emulator.

Step 2: Enter your phone number
Then enter in your phone number with the area code. You should receive a text momentarily with a link to preview your app.

This allows you to view a preview version of your app on your phone’s browser. 

Please Note: This will not work if you are using a non-US phone number. If this is the case for you, please reach out to us at support@buildfire.com and we'd be more than happy to send you a preview link for your app that you can open on your phone.

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