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Mobile Deep Learning with TensorFlow Lite, ML Kit and Flutter

By : Anubhav Singh, Rimjhim Bhadani
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Mobile Deep Learning with TensorFlow Lite, ML Kit and Flutter

By: Anubhav Singh, Rimjhim Bhadani

Overview of this book

Deep learning is rapidly becoming the most popular topic in the mobile app industry. This book introduces trending deep learning concepts and their use cases with an industrial and application-focused approach. You will cover a range of projects covering tasks such as mobile vision, facial recognition, smart artificial intelligence assistant, augmented reality, and more. With the help of eight projects, you will learn how to integrate deep learning processes into mobile platforms, iOS, and Android. This will help you to transform deep learning features into robust mobile apps efficiently. You’ll get hands-on experience of selecting the right deep learning architectures and optimizing mobile deep learning models while following an application oriented-approach to deep learning on native mobile apps. We will later cover various pre-trained and custom-built deep learning model-based APIs such as machine learning (ML) Kit through Firebase. Further on, the book will take you through examples of creating custom deep learning models with TensorFlow Lite. Each project will demonstrate how to integrate deep learning libraries into your mobile apps, right from preparing the model through to deployment. By the end of this book, you’ll have mastered the skills to build and deploy deep learning mobile applications on both iOS and Android.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Setting up VS Code

Visual Studio (VS) Code is a lightweight code editor developed by Microsoft. Its simplicity and expansive repository of plugins make it a convenient tool for developers. With its Dart and Flutter plugins, along with app execution and debug support, Flutter applications are very easy to develop.

In the upcoming sections, we will demonstrate how to set up VS Code to develop Flutter applications. We will start by downloading the latest version of VS Code from

Installing the Flutter and Dart plugins

First of all, we need to install the Flutter and Dart plugins on VS Code.

This can be done as follows:

  1. Load VS Code on your machine.
  2. Navigate to View | Command Palette.
  3. ...