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Issue 3

September 09, 2019

Articles

From Kotlin to Dart — an Android developer’s perspective. In this article, Łukasz Wasylkowski tells us why he thinks Kotlin is a year ahead of Dart. What he thinks is missing and what he thinks it’s good. I think this type of critics are necessary for every language because it helps to create discussions and move forward.

Finished! Porting a 75,000 line native iOS app to Flutter A great article by Gary Hunter, where he tells us the good, bad, and ugly of his experience on creating an Android version of his iOS app in Flutter. Also, how he migrated 100% of his app to Flutter. A must-read!

Tools

First public web preview of Panache the #Flutter theme editor. A fantastic job by Erick Ghaumez @rxlabz. A theme web editor for Flutter with support for almost all the main components, if this is the preview, I can’t wait to see the final product.

FlutterScreens. A collection of Screens and attractive UIs built with Flutter ready to be used in your applications. No external libraries are used. Just download, add to your project and use.

Tutorials

Mixins and Base Classes : A recipe for success in Flutter a tutorial by Gonçalo Palma on how the mixins work con Dart / Flutter. Provides useful examples on how to use it to reuse code in our applications.

Build Your Responsive Flutter Layout like A Pro a tutorial by Promise Amadi about how to create responsive layouts in Flutter using the responsive_grid package.

Flutter Tutorial: Game Library App UI a tutorial by Cybdom where he taught us how to build a Game Library UI in Flutter with custom fonts, Stack widget, and much more.

Harnessing the power of localStorage API in Flutter Web Apps. Great tutorial by Tirth Patel. Here we learn how to use localStorage in our Flutter Web Applications to store non-sensitive information. In this case, Tirth uses it to switch between light and dark mode.

Creating a wallpaper app in Flutter. A two-part tutorial by Divyanshu Bhargava very detailed, integrations with native code and much more:

Videos

Pragmatic State Management in Flutter (Google I/O’19)) by Flutter. This video is a must-see for any Flutter developer. State management it’s a critical topic, and in this video, we see a pragmatic approach with the provider package.

Stack (Flutter Widget of the Week). Stack it’s the Widget of the week, and it’s excellent to create many types of designs.

Building a Water Tracking App with Flare & Flutter by 2Dimensions. Flare it’s an excellent tool for creating animations for Flutter. In this tutorial, we learn how to make interactive animations that react when we tap on a button. There is a written version of this tutorial here.

Packages

connectivity Flutter plugin for discovering the state of the network (WiFi & mobile/cellular) connectivity on Android and iOS. Github

flutter_svg An SVG rendering and widget library for Flutter, which allows painting and displaying Scalable Vector Graphics 1.1 files. Github

permission_handler Permission plugin for Flutter. This plugin provides a cross-platform (iOS, Android) API to request and check permissions. Github.

App of the Week

Fluttergram A fully functional Instagram clone written in Flutter using Firebase / Firestore.