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Newsletter Issue 58

September 28, 2020

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Articles

Announcing Flutter Windows Alpha. Fantastic news for Flutter, now we have alpha support for Windows, making Flutter available in 5 platforms!.

Flokk – How we built a Desktop App Using Flutter. Amazing article on what were the challenges, discoveries, and decisions made making this desktop Flutter app.

Tutorials

Windows fun with Dart FFI. Another great tutorial by Tim Sneath shows us how he used Dart FFI to bring Win32 API to a terminal app created on Dart, which becomes a package that you can use in your Windows applications!

Real-time Image classification using Tensorflow Lite and Flutter. Marcos Carlomagno shows us how to add image classification into Flutter with Tensorflow Lite, with great results.

Handling web gestures in Flutter. A fantastic tutorial by Jose Alba, where we learn about using the Focusable Action Detector widget to handle gestures such as keyboard input, focus, hover, and custom mouse cursors on the web.

Storing Hive Encryption Keys in Flutter.This tutorial by Joshua Akers shows us how to keep our keys secrets secure across platforms with the Biometric Storage package.

Videos

Flutter Tutorial - Building a Production App From Scratch. By Amateur Coder. Learn how to build well planned and fully tested Flutter apps from scratch. This will guide you through planning what should go into the app, how to stay organized, all the way to fully testing your application.

url_launcher (Package of the Week). Does your app need a way to send users to external URLs - either to a webpage, or to send an email, or even sometimes to a phone number? The url_launcher package is for you.

Flutter TensorFlow Lite Style Transfer - Speed Code. Artistic Style Transfer with TensorFlow Lite.

Packages

biometric_storage Secure Storage: Encrypted data store optionally secured by biometric lock with support for iOS, Android, MacOS. Partial support for Linux, Windows and web (localStorage). pub.dev.

win32 A Dart library for accessing common Win32 APIs using FFI. No C required!. pub.dev.

url_launcher Flutter plugin for launching a URL on Android and iOS. Supports web, phone, SMS, and email schemes. pub.dev.