Learn how to build a Chat App with Stories using the Flutter SDK. In this Flutter UI tutorial, we are going to replicate the Messenger UI using the Flutter mobile application development framework. We'll also explore widget-based UI development using Flutter coding. This will get us familiar with the Flutter ecosystem as well as best practices for writing Flutter code.
Chat applications have become one of the easiest ways to communicate over the internet. As such, many applications incorporate chat features in them so that users can interact and engage in social communications.
These applications have made the world smaller with their powerful end to end audio/video and text-based communication. On top of that, other features such as sharing stories, sending attachments, and more have made these apps even more engaging and useful.
Most apps also have a stories feature. It lets users share their experiences in brief and the story disappears after a certain amount of time. These features get users hooked to that app and make them want to share their thoughts, ideas, memories, and experiences.
Facebook Messenger is one of the most widely-used chat applications. It is just behind WhatsApp in overall usage across the world.
In this tutorial, we are going to replicate the Messenger UI using the Flutter mobile application development framework. We'll also explore widget-based UI development using Flutter coding. This will get us familiar with the Flutter ecosystem as well as best practices for writing Flutter code.
Here, we are going to implement the main conversation home screen of the messenger app which will contain a top app bar, a search bar, a stories section, and a conversation list section.
Through this process, we will see how Flutter makes the UI development easier and we'll get a messenger clone chat application out of it.
So, let's get started!
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