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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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About Packt

Using a Scaffold

Android and iOS user interfaces are based on two different design languages. Android uses Material Design, while Apple has created the Human Interface Guidelines for iOS, but the Flutter team calls the iOS design pattern Cupertino, in honor of Apple's hometown. These two packages, Material and Cupertino, provide a set of widgets that mirror the user experience of their respective platforms.

These frameworks use a widget called Scaffold (CupertinoScaffold in the Cupertino framework) that provides a basic structure of a screen. 

In this recipe, you are going to give your app some structure. You will be using the Scaffold widget to add an AppBar to the top of the screen and a slide-out drawer that you can pull from the left.