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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

Android configuration

Let's now see the steps required to configure Firebase for an Android device. Perform the following steps:

  1. Open the file at the path <project-name>/android/app/build.gradle.
  2. Retrieve the applicationId key in the defaultConfig node, delete the com.example.firebase_demo value, and add your own domain (or your name and surname); for example it.softwarehouse.firebase_demo (you will require a name that uniquely identifies your app).

  3. From the Firebase project's overview page, click the Android button under the Get started by adding Firebase to your app button at the top of the screen.

  1. Set the package name to the applicationId you have chosen and the nickname to Firebase Flutter, as shown in the following screenshot:

  1. Click on the Register app button.
  2. Download the google-services.json file.

  3. Move the file into the android/app folder of your project.

  1. In the build.gradle file in the app folder, add the following command under the apply...