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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 it works...

Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) is a service that allows you to send notifications to your users. In Flutter, where you use the FlutterFire tools, this requires enabling the firebase_messaging package in your app.

To get an instance of the FirebaseMessaging class, you can use the following command:

FirebaseMessaging messaging = FirebaseMessaging.instance;

Like all services within FlutterFire, messaging services are available only after you initialize FirebaseApp. This is why you included the FirebaseMessaging configuration in the Firebase.initializeApp().whenComplete callback.

The onBackgroundMessage callback is triggered when a new notification message is received and takes the method that deals with the notification:

FirebaseMessaging.onBackgroundMessage(_firebaseBackgroundMessageReceived);

In the function you pass to the onBackgroundMessage callback, you could save the message in a local database or SharedPreferences, or take any other action over it. In this recipe...