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Newsletter Issue 102

September 13, 2021

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Articles

What’s new in Flutter 2.5. Flutter 2.5 is here with performance and tooling improvements for developers. Also, we have improvements for Android full screen, Material You, and floating action button sizes and themes.

Announcing Dart 2.14. Along with Flutter 2.5, we have Dart 2.14 with better support for Apple Silicon, formatting to make cascades clear. Now developers of packages can ignore files. We also have better performance and other improvements.

Google fiddles with cross-platform Flutter and Dart to boost performance, tooling. A summary of the new things in Flutter 2.5 and Dart 2.14.

Tutorials

Raster thread performance optimization tips. Amazing tutorial by Filip Hracek on how to optimize the performance of a Flutter app.

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Explore Customizable Time Planner In Flutter. A fantastic tutorial by Shaiq khan on how to create a time planner for your Flutter apps.

Understanding and Animating Stuff using HeroWidget. Great tutorial by Hetashree Bharadwaj on using the Hero widget to make animated transitions between screens.

Add CarPlay to your Flutter App. An interesting tutorial by Oguzhan Atalay on how to add Apple CarPlay support into your Flutter app.

Videos

RefreshIndicator (Flutter Widget of the Week). Wouldn’t it be great if you could show your users that a list is refreshing? With RefreshIndicator you can! Learn how to set up the widget and customize the refresh icon.

Flutter 2.5 New Material Banner & SnackBar Explained. Let’s see what’s Material Banner and how it is different from SnackBar?

Flutter 2.5 Recap in 6 Minutes. Flutter 2.5 was just a Medium article release, but it still came with a lot of new updates. We break down everything new that came up in six minutes.

Podcast

Flutter Development Experience with Chris Sells. Chris Sells is a Senior Product Manager at Google on Flutter. Chris is responsible for the end-to-end development experience, as well as tooling, the package ecosystem, and the desktop platform support. We talked about all that!

Packages

source_span is a library for tracking locations in source code. It’s designed to provide a standard representation for source code locations and spans so that disparate packages can easily pass them among one another, and to make it easy to generate human-friendly messages associated with a given piece of code. pub.dev.

pinput Flutter package to create Pin code input (OTP) text field with every pixel customization possibility 🎨 and beautiful animations, Supports custom numpad. pub.dev.

usage A Google Analytics wrapper for command-line, web, and Flutter apps. pub.dev.