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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 to do it...

To use path_provider in your app, follow these steps:

  1. As usual, the first step of using a library is adding the relevant dependency to the pubspec.yaml file.
  2. Check the current version of path_provider at
  3. Add the dependency to the pubspec.yaml file:
path_provider: ^2.0.1
  1. At the top of the main.dart file, import path_provider:
import 'package:path_provider/path_provider.dart';
  1. At the top of the _MyHomePageState class, add the State variables that we will use to update the user interface:
String documentsPath='';
String tempPath='';
  1. Still in the _MyHomePageState class, add the method for retrieving the temporary and documents directories:
Future getPaths() async {
final docDir = await getApplicationDocumentsDirectory();
final tempDir = await getTemporaryDirectory();
setState(() {
documentsPath = docDir.path;
tempPath = tempDir.path;
  1. In the initState...