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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...

The only real difference between a Row widget and a Column widget is the axis in which they lay out their children. It's interesting that you can insert a Row widget into a Column widget and vice versa.

There are also two properties on Column and Row widgets that can modify how Flutter lays out your widgets:

  • CrossAxisAlignment
  • MainAxisAlignment

These are abstractions on the x and y axis. They are also referring to different axes depending on whether you are using a Row widget or a Column widget, as shown in the following diagram:

With these properties, you can adjust whether the Column widget or Row widget is centered, evenly spaced, or aligned to the start or end of the widget. It will take a bit of experimentation to get the perfect look, but you are equipped with hot reload, so you can experiment at your will to see how they impact the layout.

The Stack widget is different. It expects you...