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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

How it works...

When using Flutter, the web is just another target for your apps. When you use the following command:

 flutter build web

what happens is that the Dart code gets compiled to JavaScript and then minified for use in production. After that, your source can be deployed to any web server, including Firebase. As you saw in the first recipe in this chapter, you can also choose a web-renderer to suit your needs.

Flutter developers recommend using Flutter for the web when you want to build progressive web applications, single-page applications, or when you need to port mobile apps to the web. It is not recommended for static text-based HTML content, even though Flutter fully supports this scenario as well.

The Firebase Command Line Interface makes publishing a web app with Flutter extremely easy. Here are the steps that you should take, and you followed in this recipe:

  • You create a Firebase project.
  • You install the Firebase CLI (only once for each developing machine).
  • You run firebase...