Recently at Deviniti, we were in dire need of a redesign for our internal resource booking system called DIBS. The new system should have been rebuilt from the ground up with focus put on both web & mobile devices. New functionalities such as confirming a booking through QR code scanning should have been added that would leverage the capabilities of mobile phones that were not feasible while using desktop devices or laptops.
While choosing the technology for implementing the system, Flutter seemed like the obvious choice because of its cross-platform nature, but the fact that its web support was only…
Currently, one cannot deny that there’s a strong push & demand for dark mode in each application regardless of the platform. Google Trends shows us that the search term has been definitely trending since 2018. The reasons are simple: it’s easier on your eyes when using the app at night, it saves some battery especially if your device uses an OLED screen, and the most important one: it looks cool.
In programming, just like in real life, our individual skills can’t always be used to solve a given problem efficiently but we can search for and use tools that will do that for us. In this blog post, I’d like to share with you a couple of useful VS Code extensions that I use in my daily development process and find to be of great value.
Here is a collection of 6 small things that many developers forget or are unaware of while developing their Flutter apps but can substantially improve the development process.
You may have probably heard that Flutter is all about widgets. Widgets here, widgets there, and so on. My first piece of advice is this:
Reduce your UI elements to as many small widgets as possible.
Let me elaborate. The two common scenarios we’d like to prevent are as follows:
Hey you! Yes, you. Have you ever experienced inconvenience while developing an app while your backend wasn’t ready yet? Or did the backend guys mess something up again? Then mock data is what you need. But what’s the proper way of using it? Let’s take a closer look.
In the course of this article, you will learn to do the following things:
To begin with, I hope you…
Do you ever lay in bed and wonder what is the best way of including custom icons into your Flutter project? No? Me neither. But now that you are here I guess I have no other choice but to just tell you about this secret. It’s a rather short one so don’t get too comfortable.
The secret is rather simple, it’s this generator right here: FlutterIcon. It will handle all necessary code generation steps for creating the correct Flutter class and a corresponding font that will include your icons. …
Whether to use dependency injection in your Flutter project is not such a hard question to answer. You should. That’s it. But what is dependency injection anyways? Well… let me explain with a simple example of what you should always do in your code.
Let’s say we have a user repository class that manages users in our app. It uses 2 other classes:
So let’s define our user repository class…
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