Flutter is now with Windows Alpha

At present, more than 1 billion devices are operating Windows 10, according to Microsoft, and Windows continues to be a well-known choice for the laptop as well as desktop devices. More than 50% of the Flutter developers are making use of Windows right now, and therefore, it has become a natural target when it comes to Flutter.

Different types of exciting possibilities have been opened up for Flutter thanks to the native desktop support which includes minimized friction for the new users, enhanced developer tooling, as well as apps feature which can reach any gadget that a user might possess from just one codebase.

Including Windows to Flutter
Flutter can be considered to be a cross-platform UI toolkit that has been designed for enabling the reuse of codes across various operating systems like Android and iOS while likewise helping apps to interface with other platform services directly. Their objective is to allow the flutter app developers to produce top-quality apps that will feel natural on various platforms while embracing differences and sharing the maximum number of codes.

The engine happens to be at the primary area of Flutter supporting the primitives required for supporting all the applications of Flutter. This engine rasterizes composited scenes once it is imperative to paint a new frame. It offers Flutter’s core API’s low-level implementation, which includes text layout, graphics, network and file I/O, plug-in architecture, accessibility support, as well as a compile toolchain.

What will the platform affect?
Every single new platform added to Flutter is going to expand the entire framework with innovative services so that it can shine on that particular platform. Including support for desktop form factors with Windows, web, Mac OS, as well as Linux help bring an entire set of innovative services which consist of powerful support for mice, keyboards, and controllers on the side of the input along with widgets which can adapt with bigger screen sizes which come with desktop and web apps.

Apart from this, every new platform is going to affect plenty of other things besides the Flutter engine and framework:

• Toolchain updates: including an innovative target to the IDE and CLI tools (Windows, in this case)

• Shell: support for managing input from Windows by utilizing WM_* messages as well as output by employing ANGLE, which makes use of Skia for rendering at indigenous speed to DirectX surface

•Plug-ins: A plug-in is a blend of native code and Dart code for every single of the platforms supported by the plug-in. It is important to add the native code for every single plug-in which is compiled on Windows into the Flutter app.

• Runner: a shell application is received by every project for supported targets. It happens to be a Win32/C++ program for Windows which will be loading the Flutter code and executing it at runtime. It happens to be a fantastic place for including native code to the application in case it is required.

A solid foundation is provided by this particular alpha release, which should be stabilized during the subsequent few months. Let us hope that this will provide the developers with something to start in the long run.

Exploring a few sample applications
You might like to explore some sample applications to see the support provided by Flutter for Windows. The first one of them known as the Flokk app had been produced in concert with the developers and designers at gskinner.com. The primary objective was to show that Flutter was prepared for the desktop by making an attractive and innovative Flutter desktop application. This particular app functions perfectly with genuine Google Contacts data.

In case you want to utilize this app on your Windows device, the latest version can be downloaded on GitHub. Apart from this, the Flutter Gallery app was rewritten completely for adding support for the desktop form factors.

Beginning with Flutter for Windows
Install the Flutter SDK as per the Windows installation guidelines and get started. It is imperative to install the tooling as described for targeting Windows desktop. Flutter, by default, accepts that you are developing production software, and it is not configured for developing Windows applications. Nevertheless, this can be fixed easily by applying a command line:

$ flutter channel dev

$ flutter upgrade

$ flutter config — enable-windows-desktop

After setting it up, every single time a new Flutter application is being created by making use of extension support for Visual Studio Code or Android Studio, a new Windows subfolder is going to be created too. Once your application has been created, a release-mode is going to be created as well.

Must Read: Kotlin Vs Flutter

Windows plug-ins
It is a fact that the Flutter community is already working on Windows plug-ins even though the alpha has been just released. Here we have mentioned some of the plug-ins:

• path_provider: Come across the path to any special direction on the machine of the user like temp or Documents

• url_launcher: helps to launch URLs from your application in the browser

• shared_preferences: Helps to keep the user preferences serially on disk between your app’s sessions

• biometric_storage: It is the storage which has been encrypted by biometrics

The primary advantage of making use of these plug-ins is the fact that other Flutter platforms are also supported by the majority of them that allow you to target your applications at iOS, Android, Windows, as well as web. Apart from this, although approximately 30% of the packages on pub.dev happen to be plug-ins with platform-specific code, the majority are not.

Learn more here: https://rlogicaltechsoft.blogspot.com/2020/09/flutter-is-now-with-windows-alpha.html

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Flutter is now with Windows Alpha

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.


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.


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.


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.

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Terry  Tremblay

Terry Tremblay


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 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.


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





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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The Ultimate Guide To Tik Tok Clone App With Firebase - Ep 2

The Ultimate Guide To Tik Tok Clone App With Firebase - Ep 2
In this video, I'm going to show you how to make a Cool Tik Tok App a new Instagram using Flutter,firebase and visual studio code.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to Upload a Profile Pic to Firestore Data Storage.

🚀 Nice, clean and modern TikTok Clone #App #UI made in #Flutter⚠️

Starter Project : https://github.com/Punithraaj/Flutter_Tik_Tok_Clone_App/tree/Episode1

► Timestamps 
0:00 Intro 0:20 
Upload Profile Screen 
16:35 Image Picker
20:06 Image Cropper 
24:25 Firestore Data Storage Configuration.

⚠️ IMPORTANT: If you want to learn, I strongly advise you to watch the video at a slow speed and try to follow the code and understand what is done, without having to copy the code, and then download it from GitHub.

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► Previous Episode : https://youtu.be/QnL3fr-XpC4
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Flutter Hotel Booking UI - Book your Stay At A New Hotel With Flutter - Ep1

Flutter Hotel Booking UI - Book your Stay At A New Hotel With Flutter - Ep1
#flutter #fluttertravelapp #hotelbookingui #flutter ui design 

In this video, I'm going to show you how to make a Cool Hotel Booking App using Flutter and visual studio code. 

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a Splash Screen and Introduction Screen, how to implement a SmoothPageIndicator in Flutter. 

🚀 Nice, clean and modern Hotel Booking #App #UI made in #Flutter 

⚠️ IMPORTANT: If you want to learn, I strongly advise you to watch the video at a slow speed and try to follow the code and understand what is done, without having to copy the code, and then download it from GitHub. 

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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.

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