Selam Girma

Selam Girma

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Hover is a simple build tool to create Flutter desktop applications

Hover - Run Flutter apps on the desktop with hot-reload

Hover is a simple build tool to create Flutter desktop applications.

Hover is brand new and under development, it should be considered alpha. Anything can break, please backup your data before using hover

Hover is part of the go-flutter project. Please report issues at the go-flutter issue tracker.

Install

Hover uses Go to build your Flutter application to desktop. Hover itself is also written using the Go language. You will need to install go on your development machine.

Run go version and make sure that your Go version is 1.13 or higher.

Then install hover by running this in your home directory:

GO111MODULE=on go get -u -a github.com/go-flutter-desktop/hover

Make sure the hover binary is on your PATH

Run the same command to update when a newer version becomes available.

Install these dependencies:

  • You need to make sure you have a C compiler.
    The recommended C compiler are documented here.

  • You need to make sure you have dependencies of GLFW:

    • On macOS, you need Xcode or Command Line Tools for Xcode (xcode-select --install) for required headers and libraries.
    • On Ubuntu/Debian-like Linux distributions, you need libgl1-mesa-dev xorg-dev packages.
    • On CentOS/Fedora-like Linux distributions, you need libX11-devel libXcursor-devel libXrandr-devel libXinerama-devel mesa-libGL-devel libXi-devel packages.
    • See here for full details.

Getting started with an existing Flutter project

This assumes you have an existing flutter project which you want to run on desktop. If you don’t have a project yet, follow the flutter tutorial for setting up a new project first.

Init project for hover

cd into a flutter project.

cd projects/simpleApplication

The first time you use hover for a project, you’ll need to initialize the project for use with hover. An argument can be passed to hover init to set the project path. This is usually the path for your project on github or a self-hosted git service. If you are unsure use hover init without a path. You can change the path later.

hover init github.com/my-organization/simpleApplication

This creates the directory go and adds boilerplate files such as Go code and a default logo.

Optionally, you may add plugins to go/cmd/options.go
Optionally, change the logo in go/assets/logo.png, which is used as icon for the window.

Run with hot-reload

To run the application and attach flutter for hot-reload support:

hover run

The hot-reload is manual because you’ll need to press ‘r’ in the terminal to hot-reload the application.

By default, hover uses the file lib/main_desktop.dart as entrypoint. You may specify a different endpoint by using the --target flag.

IDE integration
VSCode

Please try the experimental Hover extension for VSCode.

If you want to manually integrate with VSCode, read this issue.

Emacs

Check hover.el packge for emacs integration.

Build standalone application

To create a standalone release (JIT mode) build run this command:

hover build linux # or darwin or windows

You can create a build for any of the supported OSs using cross-compiling which needs Docker to be installed. Then run the command from above and it will do everything for you.

The output will be in go/build/outputs/linux or windows or darwin.

To start the binary: (replace yourApplicationName with your app name)

./go/build/outputs/linux/yourApplicationName

It’s possible to zip the whole dir go/build/outputs/linux and ship it to a different machine.

Packaging

You can package your application for different packaging formats.
First initialize the packaging format:

hover init-packaging linux-appimage

Update the configuration files located in go/packaging/linux-appimage/to your needs.
Then create a build and package it using this command:

hover build linux-appimage

The packaging output is placed in go/build/outputs/linux-appimage/

To get a list of all available packaging formats run:

hover build --help

Issues

Please report issues at the go-flutter issue tracker.

Download Details:

Author: go-flutter-desktop

Demo: https://hover.build/

Source Code: https://github.com/go-flutter-desktop/hover

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Hover is a simple build tool to create Flutter desktop applications

Google's Flutter 1.20 stable announced with new features - Navoki

Flutter Google cross-platform UI framework has released a new version 1.20 stable.

Flutter is Google’s UI framework to make apps for Android, iOS, Web, Windows, Mac, Linux, and Fuchsia OS. Since the last 2 years, the flutter Framework has already achieved popularity among mobile developers to develop Android and iOS apps. In the last few releases, Flutter also added the support of making web applications and desktop applications.

Last month they introduced the support of the Linux desktop app that can be distributed through Canonical Snap Store(Snapcraft), this enables the developers to publish there Linux desktop app for their users and publish on Snap Store.  If you want to learn how to Publish Flutter Desktop app in Snap Store that here is the tutorial.

Flutter 1.20 Framework is built on Google’s made Dart programming language that is a cross-platform language providing native performance, new UI widgets, and other more features for the developer usage.

Here are the few key points of this release:

Performance improvements for Flutter and Dart

In this release, they have got multiple performance improvements in the Dart language itself. A new improvement is to reduce the app size in the release versions of the app. Another performance improvement is to reduce junk in the display of app animation by using the warm-up phase.

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If your app is junk information during the first run then the Skia Shading Language shader provides for pre-compilation as part of your app’s build. This can speed it up by more than 2x.

Added a better support of mouse cursors for web and desktop flutter app,. Now many widgets will show cursor on top of them or you can specify the type of supported cursor you want.

Autofill for mobile text fields

Autofill was already supported in native applications now its been added to the Flutter SDK. Now prefilled information stored by your OS can be used for autofill in the application. This feature will be available soon on the flutter web.

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A new widget for interaction

InteractiveViewer is a new widget design for common interactions in your app like pan, zoom drag and drop for resizing the widget. Informations on this you can check more on this API documentation where you can try this widget on the DartPad. In this release, drag-drop has more features added like you can know precisely where the drop happened and get the position.

Updated Material Slider, RangeSlider, TimePicker, and DatePicker

In this new release, there are many pre-existing widgets that were updated to match the latest material guidelines, these updates include better interaction with Slider and RangeSliderDatePicker with support for date range and time picker with the new style.

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New pubspec.yaml format

Other than these widget updates there is some update within the project also like in pubspec.yaml file format. If you are a flutter plugin publisher then your old pubspec.yaml  is no longer supported to publish a plugin as the older format does not specify for which platform plugin you are making. All existing plugin will continue to work with flutter apps but you should make a plugin update as soon as possible.

Preview of embedded Dart DevTools in Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio code flutter extension got an update in this release. You get a preview of new features where you can analyze that Dev tools in your coding workspace. Enable this feature in your vs code by _dart.previewEmbeddedDevTools_setting. Dart DevTools menu you can choose your favorite page embed on your code workspace.

Network tracking

The updated the Dev tools comes with the network page that enables network profiling. You can track the timings and other information like status and content type of your** network calls** within your app. You can also monitor gRPC traffic.

Generate type-safe platform channels for platform interop

Pigeon is a command-line tool that will generate types of safe platform channels without adding additional dependencies. With this instead of manually matching method strings on platform channel and serializing arguments, you can invoke native class and pass nonprimitive data objects by directly calling the Dartmethod.

There is still a long list of updates in the new version of Flutter 1.2 that we cannot cover in this blog. You can get more details you can visit the official site to know more. Also, you can subscribe to the Navoki newsletter to get updates on these features and upcoming new updates and lessons. In upcoming new versions, we might see more new features and improvements.

You can get more free Flutter tutorials you can follow these courses:

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Terry Tremblay

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What is Flutter and why you should learn it?

Flutter is an open-source UI toolkit for mobile developers, so they can use it to build native-looking** Android and iOS** applications from the same code base for both platforms. Flutter is also working to make Flutter apps for Web, PWA (progressive Web-App) and Desktop platform (Windows,macOS,Linux).

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Flutter was officially released in December 2018. Since then, it has gone a much stronger flutter community.

There has been much increase in flutter developers, flutter packages, youtube tutorials, blogs, flutter examples apps, official and private events, and more. Flutter is now on top software repos based and trending on GitHub.

Flutter meaning?

What is Flutter? this question comes to many new developer’s mind.

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Flutter means flying wings quickly, and lightly but obviously, this doesn’t apply in our SDK.

So Flutter was one of the companies that were acquired by **Google **for around $40 million. That company was based on providing gesture detection and recognition from a standard webcam. But later when the Flutter was going to release in alpha version for developer it’s name was Sky, but since Google already owned Flutter name, so they rename it to Flutter.

Where Flutter is used?

Flutter is used in many startup companies nowadays, and even some MNCs are also adopting Flutter as a mobile development framework. Many top famous companies are using their apps in Flutter. Some of them here are

Dream11

Dream11

NuBank

NuBank

Reflectly app

Reflectly app

Abbey Road Studios

Abbey Road Studios

and many more other apps. Mobile development companies also adopted Flutter as a service for their clients. Even I was one of them who developed flutter apps as a freelancer and later as an IT company for mobile apps.

Flutter as a service

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Sagar Shende

Sagar Shende

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11 Best Flutter Development Tools You Will Need As A Beginner

In this tutorial, I am going to show you some of the Best Flutter development tools available in the market which will help you to make Development Productivity Faster and Build Better Applications. Flutter is a Framework from google for Creating Cross-platform mobile apps.

Flutter is a Google UI Framework for Developers to Create Native applications for Mobile, Web, and Desktop Just in a Single Codebase. Flutter is Used by Millions of Developer Worldwide to create beautiful UI for their applications.we’ll look at some of the Best flutter development tools that can greatly improve your workflow and help you reduce development time.

Okay Without wasting any time. Let’s start in and Discover lots of New & awesome Flutter tools to develop your flutter apps like a legend.

Best Flutter Development Tool

#11. panache
Panache will help you to create beautiful themes for your flutter apps, you can customize colors & shapes in the apps.

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Website: https://rxlabz.github.io/panache

#10.Codemagic
Codemagic is another awesome tool that’ll boost your flutter app development process. Cinemagic will test and release your flutter apps without issue & with no configuration. with the help Codemagic, you can automate the whole build process, test and release process of your flutter apps

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Website: codemagic.io

#9.Appetize
Appetize is an Online web-based android Emulator and iOS simulator. Appetize will run Native mobile Apps in the browser with HTML and Javascript. which is easy to maintain and tacks.

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Website: appetize.io

#8.TestMagic
TestMagic is a Free Companion app just like Codmagic for Fast & Easy testing of your android and iOS builds. Testmagics helps to distribute your builds and Testing android and Ios Apps on real devices as well as provide Feedback to your projects.
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Website: testmagic.io

#7. Screenshots
A screenshot is a command-line utility for capturing Screenshots into the status bar placed in the device frame. Screenshots can be integrated into flutter to work transparently into Android and iOS.

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Website: https://github.com/mmcc007/screenshots

#6.Supernova
Supernova Recently Introduced Support For Flutter Platform in Flutter interact. Supernova is a tool that helps you to Generate UI Code for Flutter. it’s support for material Design widgets a style manage that can bring the concepts of token and style into a flutter, you can have flutter app running side by side with Supernova and Change happen real-time.

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Supernova will save your time by importing your Sketch Or Adobe Xd file, Select flutter as your export platform which will convert UI design into Production-ready Code.

Website: supernova.io

#5. Adobe Plugins For Flutter
Adobe Recently Released Plugins for Adobe Xd in Flutter Interact, which will Generate Code for Creating apps with flutter which is based on UI design in Adobe XD. this is Collaboration Between Google and Adobe that will be Expected to Released Early 2020. So Plugins will be Open Source According to Adobe.

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Website: theblog.adobe.com

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Kaia  Schmitt

Kaia Schmitt

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How to Create Responsive Desktop Apps in Flutter | Flutter Desktop Tutorial - II

Flutter Desktop App Tutorial - I | Flutter 2.0 | How to Create Desktop Apps | #CodeStudio
Learn how to create desktop apps in flutter with installation and Flutter 2.0

#flutter desktop #flutter #tutorial #desktop apps #create responsive desktop apps

Kaia  Schmitt

Kaia Schmitt

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How to Create Desktop Apps in Flutter | Flutter Desktop Tutorial - I | Flutter 2.0

Flutter Desktop App Tutorial with Installation | Flutter 2.0 | Create Desktop Apps | @CodeStudio

Learn how to create desktop apps in flutter with installation and Flutter 2.0

#flutter 2.0 #flutter #flutter desktop tutorial #desktop apps