This website is a useful URL shortener that users to a markdown file on the https://github.com/expo/fyi repository. For example, https://expo.fyi/bundle-identifier will redirect the user to https://github.com/expo/fyi/blob/master/bundle-identifier.md.
It is useful to remove any friction to creating a shareable link to a persistent explanation of some piece of knowledge that is useful to developers using Expo tools.
Imagine that you're working on expo-cli and want to add more context on some terminology that you are using in a prompt to the user. Maybe you need to ask them for a "bundle identifier". You want to make sure that the user has easy access to more information about what that means, but you don't want to inline a whole explanation of it and crowd the interface. At the same time, you can't be bothered to create a docs page for this, or maybe the existing docs page doesn't provide the most relevant context for the situation the user is in. That's understandable. So instead let's just create a FYI!
.mdextension. If you are teaching people about the "tunnel" connection type in expo-cli, maybe you would call it
tunnel-connection.mdand then the url would be https://expo.fyi/tunnel-connection
this-does-not-existto the URL and it will just bring you to the GitHub 404 pages: https://expo.fyi/this-does-not-exist. You probably do not want to do this, so instead create a file and link to it, and don't delete the file if it's linked to from somewhere already.