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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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How to do it...

In this recipe, we will simulate a web service using Mock Lab and create an app that reads data from the mock service. We'll begin by setting up a new service:

  1. Sign up for the Mock Lab service at and choose a username and password.
  2. Log in to the service, go to the example mock API, and click on the Stubs section of the example API. Then, click on the first entry; that is, Get a JSON resource. You should see a screen similar to the following:

    1. Click on the New button. For its Name, type Pizza List, leave GET as a verb, and in the text box near the GET verb, type /pizzalist. Then, in the Response section, for the 200 status, paste the JSON content available at The final result is shown here:

    1. Press the Save button at the bottom of the page to save the stub. This completes the setup for the backend mock service.
    2. In the project, in the pubspec.yaml file, add the http dependency. Check the latest version at https...