Gordon  Murray

Gordon Murray

1616221080

Google Releases Flutter 2 with Support for Different Platforms

Not long before, no one had imagined using the same codebase for iOS and Android apps. But in 2018, Flutter was launched. It was around in beta version since 2015, but the official launch happened in December 2018. Since then, Flutter has grown from its ‘open-source mobile SDK for iOS and Android’ status.

Flutter 2 - launched on March 3, 2021 - is much advanced than its legacy counterpart. It supports different web platforms, devices, and browsers. In this article, we will tell you what Flutter 2 is and how its compatibility is going to change the scope of development projects.

Google Flutter 2 – All support related Announcements Summed up:

Flutter 2.0 is a major upgrade that is continually-improving Flutter SDK. With this, developers can now use the same codebase for 5 platforms, including iOS, macOS, Windows, Linux, and Google’s own platform Android. Not just his, Flutter 2 now has the ability to get embedded with smart solutions, such as smart TVs, smart home appliances, smart cars, etc.

The beautiful, portable, and performance-oriented apps, created using Flutter, will also be able to be viewed across various standard browsers, such as Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Edge. Google paid extra attention to keeping the Flutter 2 user experience excellent for all the platforms and browsers.

#flutter #flutter-trends #google

What is GEEK

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Google Releases Flutter 2 with Support for Different Platforms

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.

sksl_warm-up

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.

flutter_autofill

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.

flutter_DatePicker

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

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).

flutter-mobile-desktop-web-embedded_min

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.

humming_bird_dart_flutter

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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Gordon  Murray

Gordon Murray

1616221080

Google Releases Flutter 2 with Support for Different Platforms

Not long before, no one had imagined using the same codebase for iOS and Android apps. But in 2018, Flutter was launched. It was around in beta version since 2015, but the official launch happened in December 2018. Since then, Flutter has grown from its ‘open-source mobile SDK for iOS and Android’ status.

Flutter 2 - launched on March 3, 2021 - is much advanced than its legacy counterpart. It supports different web platforms, devices, and browsers. In this article, we will tell you what Flutter 2 is and how its compatibility is going to change the scope of development projects.

Google Flutter 2 – All support related Announcements Summed up:

Flutter 2.0 is a major upgrade that is continually-improving Flutter SDK. With this, developers can now use the same codebase for 5 platforms, including iOS, macOS, Windows, Linux, and Google’s own platform Android. Not just his, Flutter 2 now has the ability to get embedded with smart solutions, such as smart TVs, smart home appliances, smart cars, etc.

The beautiful, portable, and performance-oriented apps, created using Flutter, will also be able to be viewed across various standard browsers, such as Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Edge. Google paid extra attention to keeping the Flutter 2 user experience excellent for all the platforms and browsers.

#flutter #flutter-trends #google

Let Developers Just Need to Grasp only One Button Component

 From then on, developers only need to master one Button component, which is enough.

Support corners, borders, icons, special effects, loading mode, high-quality Neumorphism style.

Author:Newton(coorchice.cb@alibaba-inc.com)

✨ Features

Rich corner effect

Exquisite border decoration

Gradient effect

Flexible icon support

Intimate Loading mode

Cool interaction Special effects

More sense of space Shadow

High-quality Neumorphism style

🛠 Guide

⚙️ Parameters

🔩 Basic parameters

ParamTypeNecessaryDefaultdesc
onPressedVoidCallbacktruenullClick callback. If null, FButton will enter an unavailable state
onPressedDownVoidCallbackfalsenullCallback when pressed
onPressedUpVoidCallbackfalsenullCallback when lifted
onPressedCancelVoidCallbackfalsenullCallback when cancel is pressed
heightdoublefalsenullheight
widthdoublefalsenullwidth
styleTextStylefalsenulltext style
disableStyleTextStylefalsenullUnavailable text style
alignmentAlignmentfalsenullalignment
textStringfalsenullbutton text
colorColorfalsenullButton color
disabledColorColorfalsenullColor when FButton is unavailable
paddingEdgeInsetsGeometryfalsenullFButton internal spacing
cornerFCornerfalsenullConfigure corners of Widget
cornerStyleFCornerStylefalseFCornerStyle.roundConfigure the corner style of Widget. round-rounded corners, bevel-beveled
strokeColorColorfalseColors.blackBorder color
strokeWidthdoublefalse0Border width. The border will appear when strokeWidth > 0
gradientGradientfalsenullConfigure gradient colors. Will override the color
activeMaskColorColorColors.transparentThe color of the mask when pressed
surfaceStyleFSurfacefalseFSurface.FlatSurface style. Default [FSurface.Flat]. See [FSurface] for details

💫 Effect parameters

ParamTypeNecessaryDefaultdesc
clickEffectboolfalsefalseWhether to enable click effects
hoverColorColorfalsenullFButton color when hovering
onHoverValueChangedfalsenullCallback when the mouse enters/exits the component range
highlightColorColorfalsenullThe color of the FButton when touched. effect:true required

🔳 Shadow parameters

ParamTypeNecessaryDefaultdesc
shadowColorColorfalseColors.greyShadow color
shadowOffsetOffsetfalseOffset.zeroShadow offset
shadowBlurdoublefalse1.0Shadow blur degree, the larger the value, the larger the shadow range

🖼 Icon & Loading parameters

ParamTypeNecessaryDefaultdesc
imageWidgetfalsenullAn icon can be configured for FButton
imageMargindoublefalse6.0Spacing between icon and text
imageAlignmentImageAlignmentfalseImageAlignment.leftRelative position of icon and text
loadingboolfalsefalseWhether to enter the Loading state
loadingWidgetWidgetfalsenullLoading widget in loading state. Will override the default Loading effect
clickLoadingboolfalsefalseWhether to enter Loading state after clicking FButton
loadingColorColorfalsenullLoading colors
loadingStrokeWidthdoublefalse4.0Loading width
hideTextOnLoadingboolfalsefalseWhether to hide text in the loading state
loadingTextStringfalsenullLoading text
loadingSizedoublefalse12Loading size

🍭 Neumorphism Style

ParamTypeNecessaryDefaultdesc
isSupportNeumorphismboolfalsefalseWhether to support the Neumorphism style. Open this item [highlightColor] will be invalid
lightOrientationFLightOrientationfalseFLightOrientation.LeftTopValid when [isSupportNeumorphism] is true. The direction of the light source is divided into four directions: upper left, lower left, upper right, and lower right. Used to control the illumination direction of the light source, which will affect the highlight direction and shadow direction
highlightShadowColorColorfalsenullAfter the Neumorphism style is turned on, the bright shadow color

📺 Demo

🔩 Basic Demo

// FButton #1
FButton(
  height: 40,
  alignment: Alignment.center,
  text: "FButton #1",
  style: TextStyle(color: Colors.white),
  color: Color(0xffffab91),
  onPressed: () {},
)

// FButton #2
FButton(
  padding: const EdgeInsets.fromLTRB(12, 8, 12, 8),
  text: "FButton #2",
  style: TextStyle(color: Colors.white),
  color: Color(0xffffab91),
  corner: FCorner.all(6.0),
)

// FButton #3
FButton(
  padding: const EdgeInsets.fromLTRB(12, 8, 12, 8),
  text: "FButton #3",
  style: TextStyle(color: Colors.white),
  disableStyle: TextStyle(color: Colors.black38),
  color: Color(0xffF8AD36),

  /// set disable Color
  disabledColor: Colors.grey[300],
  corner: FCorner.all(6.0),
)

By simply configuring text andonPressed, you can construct an available FButton.

If onPressed is not set, FButton will be automatically recognized as not unavailable. At this time, ** FButton ** will have a default unavailable status style.

You can also freely configure the style of FButton when it is not available via the disabledXXX attribute.

🎈 Corner & Stroke

// #1
FButton(
  width: 130,
  text: "FButton #1",
  style: TextStyle(color: Colors.white),
  color: Color(0xffFF7043),
  onPressed: () {},
  clickEffect: true,
  
  /// 配置边角大小
  ///
  /// set corner size
  corner: FCorner.all(25),
),

// #2
FButton(
  width: 130,
  text: "FButton #2",
  style: TextStyle(color: Colors.white),
  color: Color(0xffFFA726),
  onPressed: () {},
  clickEffect: true,
  corner: FCorner(
    leftBottomCorner: 40,
    leftTopCorner: 6,
    rightTopCorner: 40,
    rightBottomCorner: 6,
  ),
),

// #3
FButton(
  width: 130,
  text: "FButton #3",
  style: TextStyle(color: Colors.white),
  color: Color(0xffFFc900),
  onPressed: () {},
  clickEffect: true,
  corner: FCorner(leftTopCorner: 10),
  
  /// 设置边角风格
  ///
  /// set corner style
  cornerStyle: FCornerStyle.bevel,
  strokeWidth: 0.5,
  strokeColor: Color(0xffF9A825),
),

// #4
FButton(
  width: 130,
  padding: EdgeInsets.fromLTRB(6, 16, 30, 16),
  text: "FButton #4",
  style: TextStyle(color: Colors.white),
  color: Color(0xff00B0FF),
  onPressed: () {},
  clickEffect: true,
  corner: FCorner(
      rightTopCorner: 25,
      rightBottomCorner: 25),
  cornerStyle: FCornerStyle.bevel,
  strokeWidth: 0.5,
  strokeColor: Color(0xff000000),
),

You can add rounded corners to FButton via the corner property. You can even control each fillet individually。

By default, the corners of FButton are rounded. By setting cornerStyle: FCornerStyle.bevel, you can get a bevel effect.

FButton supports control borders, provided that strokeWidth> 0 can get the effect 🥳.

🌈 Gradient


FButton(
  width: 100,
  height: 60,
  text: "#1",
  style: TextStyle(color: Colors.white),
  color: Color(0xffFFc900),
  
  /// 配置渐变色
  ///
  /// set gradient
  gradient: LinearGradient(colors: [
    Color(0xff00B0FF),
    Color(0xffFFc900),
  ]),
  onPressed: () {},
  clickEffect: true,
  corner: FCorner.all(8),
)

Through the gradient attribute, you can build FButton with gradient colors. You can freely build many types of gradient colors.

🍭 Icon

FButton(
  width: 88,
  height: 38,
  padding: EdgeInsets.all(0),
  text: "Back",
  style: TextStyle(color: Colors.white),
  color: Color(0xffffc900),
  onPressed: () {
    toast(context, "Back!");
  },
  clickEffect: true,
  corner: FCorner(
    leftTopCorner: 25,
    leftBottomCorner: 25,),
  
  /// 配置图标
  /// 
  /// set icon
  image: Icon(
    Icons.arrow_back_ios,
    color: Colors.white,
    size: 12,
  ),

  /// 配置图标与文字的间距
  ///
  /// Configure the spacing between icon and text
  imageMargin: 8,
),

FButton(
  onPressed: () {},
  image: Icon(
    Icons.print,
    color: Colors.grey,
  ),
  imageMargin: 8,

  /// 配置图标与文字相对位置
  ///
  /// Configure the relative position of icons and text
  imageAlignment: ImageAlignment.top,
  text: "Print",
  style: TextStyle(color: textColor),
  color: Colors.transparent,
),

The image property can set an image for FButton and you can adjust the position of the image relative to the text, throughimageAlignment.

If the button does not need a background, just set color: Colors.transparent.

🔥 Effect


FButton(
  width: 200,
  text: "Try Me!",
  style: TextStyle(color: textColor),
  color: Color(0xffffc900),
  onPressed: () {},
  clickEffect: true,
  corner: FCorner.all(9),
  
  /// 配置按下时颜色
  ///
  /// set pressed color
  highlightColor: Color(0xffE65100).withOpacity(0.20),
  
  /// 配置 hover 状态时颜色
  ///
  /// set hover color
  hoverColor: Colors.redAccent.withOpacity(0.16),
),

The highlight color of FButton can be configured through the highlightColor property。

hoverColor can configure the color when the mouse moves to the range of FButton, which will be used during Web development.

🔆 Loading

FButton(
  text: "Click top loading",
  style: TextStyle(color: textColor),
  color: Color(0xffffc900),
  ...

  /// 配置 loading 大小
  /// 
  /// set loading size
  loadingSize: 15,

  /// 配置 loading 与文本的间距
  ///
  // Configure the spacing between loading and text
  imageMargin: 6,
  
  /// 配置 loading 的宽
  ///
  /// set loading width
  loadingStrokeWidth: 2,

  /// 是否支持点击自动开始 loading
  /// 
  /// Whether to support automatic loading by clicking
  clickLoading: true,

  /// 配置 loading 的颜色
  ///
  /// set loading color
  loadingColor: Colors.white,

  /// 配置 loading 状态时的文本
  /// 
  /// set loading text
  loadingText: "Loading...",

  /// 配置 loading 与文本的相对位置
  ///
  /// Configure the relative position of loading and text
  imageAlignment: ImageAlignment.top,
),

// #2
FButton(
  width: 170,
  height: 70,
  text: "Click to loading",
  style: TextStyle(color: textColor),
  color: Color(0xffffc900),
  onPressed: () { },
  ...
  imageMargin: 8,
  loadingSize: 15,
  loadingStrokeWidth: 2,
  clickLoading: true,
  loadingColor: Colors.white,
  loadingText: "Loading...",

  /// loading 时隐藏文本
  ///
  /// Hide text when loading
  hideTextOnLoading: true,
)


FButton(
  width: 170,
  height: 70,
  alignment: Alignment.center,
  text: "Click to loading",
  style: TextStyle(color: Colors.white),
  color: Color(0xff90caf9),
  ...
  imageMargin: 8,
  clickLoading: true,
  hideTextOnLoading: true,

  /// 配置自定义 loading 样式
  ///
  /// Configure custom loading style
  loadingWidget: CupertinoActivityIndicator(),
),

Through the loading attribute, you can configure Loading effects for ** FButton **.

When FButton is in Loading state, FButton will enter an unavailable state, onPress will no longer be triggered, and unavailable styles will also be applied.

At the same time loadingText will overwritetext if it is not null.

The click start Loading effect can be achieved through the clickLoading attribute.

The position of loading will be affected by theimageAlignment attribute.

When hideTextOnLoading: true, if FButton is inloading state, its text will be hidden.

Through loadingWidget, developers can set completely customized loading styles.

Shadow


FButton(
  width: 200,
  text: "Shadow",
  textColor: Colors.white,
  color: Color(0xffffc900),
  onPressed: () {},
  clickEffect: true,
  corner: FCorner.all(28),
  
  /// 配置阴影颜色
  ///
  /// set shadow color
  shadowColor: Colors.black87,

  /// 设置组件高斯与阴影形状卷积的标准偏差。
  /// 
  /// Sets the standard deviation of the component's Gaussian convolution with the shadow shape.
  shadowBlur: _shadowBlur,
),

FButton allows you to configure the color, size, and position of the shadow.

🍭 Neumorphism Style

FButton(

  /// 开启 Neumorphism 支持
  ///
  /// Turn on Neumorphism support
  isSupportNeumorphism: true,

  /// 配置光源方向
  ///
  /// Configure light source direction
  lightOrientation: lightOrientation,

  /// 配置亮部阴影
  ///
  /// Configure highlight shadow
  highlightShadowColor: Colors.white,

  /// 配置暗部阴影
  ///
  /// Configure dark shadows
  shadowColor: mainShadowColor,
  strokeColor: mainBackgroundColor,
  strokeWidth: 3.0,
  width: 190,
  height: 60,
  text: "FWidget",
  style: TextStyle(
      color: mainTextTitleColor, fontSize: neumorphismSize_2_2),
  alignment: Alignment.center,
  color: mainBackgroundColor,
  ...
)

FButton brings an incredible, ultra-high texture Neumorphism style to developers.

Developers only need to configure the isSupportNeumorphism parameter to enable and disable the Neumorphism style.

If you want to adjust the style of Neumorphism, you can make subtle adjustments through several attributes related to Shadow, among which:

shadowColor: configure the shadow of the shadow

highlightShadowColor: configure highlight shadow

FButton also provides lightOrientation parameters, and even allows developers to adjust the care angle, and has obtained different Neumorphism effects.

😃 How to use?

Add dependencies in the project pubspec.yaml file:

🌐 pub dependency

dependencies:
  fbutton: ^<version number>

⚠️ Attention,please go to [pub] (https://pub.dev/packages/fbutton) to get the latest version number of FButton

🖥 git dependencies

dependencies:
  fbutton:
    git:
      url: 'git@github.com:Fliggy-Mobile/fbutton.git'
      ref: '<Branch number or tag number>'

Use this package as a library

Depend on it

Run this command:

With Flutter:

 $ flutter pub add fbutton_nullsafety

This will add a line like this to your package's pubspec.yaml (and run an implicit flutter pub get):

dependencies:
  fbutton_nullsafety: ^5.0.0

Alternatively, your editor might support or flutter pub get. Check the docs for your editor to learn more.

Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:fbutton_nullsafety/fbutton_nullsafety.dart';

Download Details:

Author: Fliggy-Mobile

Source Code: https://github.com/Fliggy-Mobile/fbutton

#button  #flutter 

Adobe XD plugin for Flutter with CodePen Tutorial

Recently Adobe XD releases a new version of the plugin that you can use to export designs directly into flutter widgets or screens. Yes, you read it right, now you can make and export your favorite design in Adobe XD and export all the design in the widget form or as a full-screen design, this can save you a lot of time required in designing.

What we will do?
I will make a simple design of a dialogue box with a card design with text over it as shown below. After you complete this exercise you can experiment with the UI. You can make your own components or import UI kits available with the Adobe XD.

#developers #flutter #adobe xd design export to flutter #adobe xd flutter code #adobe xd flutter code generator - plugin #adobe xd flutter plugin #adobe xd flutter plugin tutorial #adobe xd plugins #adobe xd to flutter #adobe xd tutorial #codepen for flutter.