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Flutter for Beginners - Second Edition

By : Thomas Bailey, Alessandro Biessek
Book Image

Flutter for Beginners - Second Edition

By: Thomas Bailey, Alessandro Biessek

Overview of this book

There have been many attempts at creating frameworks that are truly cross-platform, but most struggle to create a native-like experience at high performance levels. Flutter achieves this with an elegant design and a wealth of third-party plugins, making it the future of mobile app development. If you are a mobile developer who wants to create rich and expressive native apps with the latest Google Flutter framework, this book is for you. This book will guide you through developing your first app from scratch all the way to production release. Starting with the setup of your development environment, you'll learn about your app's UI design and responding to user input via Flutter widgets, manage app navigation and screen transitions, and create widget animations. You'll then explore the rich set of third party-plugins, including Firebase and Google Maps, and get to grips with testing and debugging. Finally, you'll get up to speed with releasing your app to mobile stores and the web. By the end of this Flutter book, you'll have gained the confidence to create, edit, test, and release a full Flutter app on your own.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction to Flutter and Dart
Section 2: The Flutter User Interface – Everything Is a Widget
Section 3: Developing Fully Featured Apps
Section 4: Testing and App Release

Section 1: Introduction to Flutter and Dart

In this section, you will gain an understanding of the core Flutter framework, explore the basics of the Dart language, learn how to set up your own environment, and finally learn how to get started with it.

This section comprises the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, An Introduction to Flutter
  • Chapter 2, An Introduction to Dart
  • Chapter 3, Flutter versus Other Frameworks
  • Chapter 4 Classes and Constructs