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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

Getting ready

Install the following before you get started with this recipe:

  • DartPad:
    1. In your browser, navigate to
  • Visual Studio Code:
    1. Double-check that the DartCode plugin has been installed. If you followed the steps in the previous chapter, you should be good to go.
    2. Press Command + N to create a new file and save it as main.dart.
  • IntelliJ:
    1. Double-check that you have the Dart plugin installed.
    2. Select Create new project. The following dialog will appear, asking what language and configuration you want to use: 

    1. Pick Dart as your language and then select Console Application. This effectively runs the same commands as the command-line instructions but wraps everything in a nice GUI.
When working with the code samples in this book, it is strongly discouraged that you copy and paste them into your IDE. Instead, you should transcribe the samples manually. The act of writing code, not copying/pasting, will allow your brain to absorb the code and see how tools such as code completion and DartFmt make it easier for you to type code. If you copy and paste, you'll get a working program, but you will also learn nothing.