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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 see how to create a Cloud Firestore database and integrate it into your projects. To be more specific, you will ask users whether they prefer ice cream or pizza, and store the results in your database:

  1. From the Build menu on the left of the Firebase console, click on the Firestore Database menu item. This will bring you to the Cloud Firestore page, as shown in the following screenshot:

  1. Click on the Create Database button, choose the Test mode option, which keeps data open without authorization rules, and then click Next.
  2. Choose the Cloud Firestore location. Generally, prefer regions that are closer to where you and your users will access data.
  1. Click the Enable button. After a few seconds, you should see your Cloud Firestore database, as shown here:

  1. Click on the Start Collection link.
  2. Set the collection ID to poll and then click Next.

  3. For the document ID, click the Auto-ID button.

  1. Add two fields, one called icecream, with a type of...