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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 first recipe in this chapter, you will see how to configure a Flutter app so that you can use Firebase services. This is a two-part task: first, you will create a new Firebase project, and then you will configure a Flutter app to connect to the Firebase project. Perform the following steps:

  1. Open your browser at the Firebase console at
  2. Enter your Google credentials, or create a new account.
  3. From the Firebase console, click the Add Project (or New Project) link.
  4. In the Create a Project page, insert the title, Flutter CookBook.
  5. Click the Continue button.
  6. On the Step 2 page, enable the Google Analytics feature.
  7. On the Step 3 page, select an analytics account or create a new one.
  8. Click the Create Project button and wait until the project has been created.
  9. Click the Continue button. You should land on the Firebase project’s overview page, which should look similar to the following screenshot:

Your Firebase...