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Flutter Cookbook

By : Simone Alessandria, Brian Kayfitz
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Book Image

Flutter Cookbook

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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

Applying global themes

Consistency is at the heart of any good design. Every screen in your app should look as if it were designed as a single unit. Your font selections, color palettes, and even text padding are all part of your app's identity. When users look at your app, branding consistency is critical for recognition. Apple products look like Apple products, with their white backgrounds and sleek curves. Google's Material Design is a colorful splash of primary shapes and shadows.

To make all their products look like they belong to the same design system, these companies use detailed documents that explicitly describe the schematics of how UIs should be designed. On a programmatic side, we have themes. These are widgets that live at the top of the tree and influence all of their children. You don't need to declare styling for every single widget.  You just need to make sure that it respects the theme.

In this recipe, we will take the e-commerce mock-up...