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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)
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How to do it...

In this recipe, you will add Google Maps to your app, and the requisite steps to integrate it in your iOS or Android project:

  1. Create a new Flutter app, and call it map_recipe.
  2. Add the Google Maps package dependency to the project's pubspec.yaml file. The name of the package is google_maps_flutter:
google_maps_flutter: ^2.0.3
  1. In order to use Google Maps, you need to obtain an API key. You can get one from the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) console at the following link:
  2. Once you enter the console with a Google account, you should see a screen similar to the one shown here:

  1. Every API key belongs to a project. Create a new project called maps-recipe, leaving No Organization for your location, and then click the Create button.
  2. On the credentials page, you can create new credentials. Click on the Create credentials button and choose Api Key. You will generally want to restrict the use of your keys,...