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:
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.
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 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.
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.
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
DatePicker with support for date range and time picker with the new style.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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As the new decade dawns upon us, a slew of technologies has been making a lot of noise to grab the developers’ attention. While native app development is going strong, the trade winds are now blowing towards going cross-platform.
Adobe PhoneGap, React Native, Xamarin and Ionic are all leaving no stone unturned to be the undefeated champion of cross-platform development. Still, Google’s Flutter is all set to take them all on at once.
There are a tonne of resources available online to learn about Flutter, and you can start with this step by step flutter guide.
With reduced code development time, increased time-to-market speed, near-native performance, and a bevy of advantages under its hood, Flutter is set to dominate the market this decade.
Before we take a look at trends making the Flutter race ahead in 2020, let us do a quick recap of what Flutter is, for those who have been living under a rock.
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In the world of overrated terms “web development”, a mobile app wireframe design is one of the most underrated terms. The design of wireframes is considered when people look for the bigger picture.
While designing the UI-UX, people forget the simple norm of general to specific shifting. As the complexity increases and so does the approach become more difficult, this is where the designing of the wireframes comes in handy.
Before diving into the “How to”, let’s first see why we need them in the first place.
Wireframes are the skeletal layouts of an application or a website that is being designed. The specificity comes into play, the elements and the features have to be placed at specific locations. Take a building, in the process of making it, first the foundation is laid and then pieces are fitted together from the skeleton structure on a piece of paper, wireframes do the same for the website or application structure such as a smart home application.
The designing of wireframes is commonly known as wireframing. For the construction of a building, the framework or the skeletal structure is important while designing a web application or mobile application, wireframing is important to make it user-friendly. This entirely and solely works to make the journey smooth and destination easy to reach.
As for the building, the layers of cementing and painting is done later to increase the visual appeal, the visual contents and appealing stuff are added after wireframing. The simpler it sounds after the definition, the complex it gets when it is being done.
It is a very goal-oriented procedure, one has to keep in mind is the goal of the product or the destination of the service. The main focus should be on UX. The arrangement of the elements and their interaction with each other and with the user is the utmost important task in mobile app wireframing.
One has to keep in mind that skipping this entirely can lead to the failure of the entire process of web and mobile app development at the end.
Again taking the example of the construction of a building, the foundation must be laid first based on the skeletal framework that has been prepared, then only you can jump to beautify your building, as a designer one has to understand and follow the steps where designing the mobile app wireframe comes first and then the visually appealing content is added next not the other way round.
For the most part, people do not understand the importance and come up with some trashy design of wireframes and the main foundation becomes faulty, hence the entire designing at later stages becomes faulty. If one wants to skip the reworking part, mobile app wireframing must never be ignored.
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Flutter has been booming worldwide from the past few years. While there are many popular mobile app development technologies out there, Flutter has managed to leave its mark in the mobile application development world. In this article, we’ve curated the best Flutter app templates available on the market as of July 2020.
Flutter can be the framework model for every app out there. This app development framework has taken the world by storm with its simplicity, widgets, and pixel-by-pixel based mobile UI development. Simply, the apps developed using Flutter are beautiful and feature-rich.
Flutter makes the app development simpler by applying a Widgets mechanism. Basically, we can create the application interface by simply stacking the Widget tree with different Widgets. The flow of Widgets across the code determines the flow of UI elements on the mobile screen. It makes use of the Dart programming language at its core.
Moreover, the learning curve of Flutter and Dart programming language is not that steep. It easy in comparison with other application development techs. It delivers a cross-platform application development functionality. This means the same coding implementation can be applied to create both Android and iOS-based applications. It offers many libraries out of the box. Not to mention that a plethora of libraries are out there which a Flutter developer can use to easily implement wonderful mobile app features.
The templates can act as a learning material for any Flutter developer especially the beginners. With this in mind, we present you the 25 best open-source, as well as premium, Flutter app templates out there for you to explore.
Here is a GitHub repository offering the fully functional Flutter templates. The templates are open-source. Hence, everyone can use it freely. The templates include the design implementation for hotel booking, Fitness, design course, and custom drawer. These templates can help any Flutter developer especially the beginners to learn and get started with their own custom app. You can choose between the hotel booking UI or Fitness app UI.
The features like card list view with beautiful UI and designs are intuitive and easy to use. One looking for booking apps, fitness apps or course app in Flutter environment should definitely try these templates out.
The Flutter UI Challenges repo available in Github aims to deliver UI design challenges. It offers the list of various app UIs designed using Flutter. It provides 20+ UI designs of various Flutter apps which can be highly beneficial for any Flutter developer. Not only the UI templates but it also offers the speed coding video tutorials on Youtube for each UI design. Hence, this will surely prove helpful for those who are willing to learn Flutter.
Moreover, there is an effort to replicate some of the popular e-commerce, listing, game, payment gateway applications as well. You can choose a number of different coding practices that may suit your application needs. The dependencies used are pretty minimal so the UI design templates will be easier to set up as well.
Flutter Catalog aims to create a learning environment of different UI Widgets which are important while building apps using Flutter. This app template displays the Flutter Widgets or component with the side-by-side tab view of the coding implementation that has been used to build that particular Widget/component.
In one tab view you can get the design of the component whereas in the other you can check the code that has been used to implement it. So, this app seems to be very fruitful for learning UI Widgets and components of Flutter. In addition, it can also give you examples of various custom UI implementation as well.
Main features: Card system, Widget List, Code View, UI preview, etc.
Price: Open Source
**Platforms: **iOS and Android
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