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Flutter Cookbook

By : Simone Alessandria, Brian Kayfitz
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Book Image

Flutter Cookbook

4 (1)
By: Simone Alessandria, Brian Kayfitz

Overview of this book

“Anyone interested in developing Flutter applications for Android or iOS should have a copy of this book on their desk.” – Amazon 5* Review Lauded as the ‘Flutter bible’ for new and experienced mobile app developers, this recipe-based guide will teach you the best practices for robust app development, as well as how to solve cross-platform development issues. From setting up and customizing your development environment to error handling and debugging, The Flutter Cookbook covers the how-tos as well as the principles behind them. As you progress, the recipes in this book will get you up to speed with the main tasks involved in app development, such as user interface and user experience (UI/UX) design, API design, and creating animations. Later chapters will focus on routing, retrieving data from web services, and persisting data locally. A dedicated section also covers Firebase and its machine learning capabilities. The last chapter is specifically designed to help you create apps for the web and desktop (Windows, Mac, and Linux). Throughout the book, you’ll also find recipes that cover the most important features needed to build a cross-platform application, along with insights into running a single codebase on different platforms. By the end of this Flutter book, you’ll be writing and delivering fully functional apps with confidence.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
About Packt

Where do you place your code?

The files that Flutter generates when you build a project should look something like this:

The main folders in your projects are listed here:

  • android
  • build
  • ios
  • lib
  • test

The android and ios folders contain the platform shell projects that host our Flutter code. You can open the Runner.xcworkspace file in Xcode or the android folder in Android Studio, and they should run just like normal native apps. Any platform-specific code or configurations should be placed in these folders.

The build folder calls all the artifacts that are generated when you compile your app. The contents of this folder should be treated as temporary files since they constantly change every time you run a build.  You should even add this folder to your gitignore file so that it won't bloat your repository.

The lib folder is the heart and soul of your Flutter app. This is where you will put all your Dart code. When a project is created for...