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!

Video Walkthrough

https://www.loom.com/share/be16e274055a490c9c6cedd9ec7f7c75

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. Please note, that there is a small drop-down arrow next to the flag if you click you can change the country code to send to the respective country.

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

Update: The preview emulator can now work internationally! This enhancement will allow you to share and test your app internationally with clients or internally with teams.

Should you have any questions on this feature please reach out to Support@buildfire.com and we will be happy to help!

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