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Have you ever thought of creating beautiful blazing fast native apps for iOS and Android from a single codebase? Have you dreamt of taking your native apps to the web and desktop without costing a fortune? If so, this book, Pragmatic Flutter: Building Cross-Platform Mobile Apps for Android, iOS, Web & Desktop, is the right place to start your journey to developing cross-platform apps. Google's Flutter is the brand-new way for developing beautiful, fluid, and blazing fast cross-platform apps for Android, iOS, web, and desktops (macOS, Linux, Windows).
Google's new Fuchsia OS UI is implemented using Flutter as well. Learning to develop mobile apps with Flutter opens the door to multiple devices, form-factors, platforms using a single codebase. You don't need any prior experience using Dart to follow along this book. However, its recommended to have some familiarity writing code using one of the object-oriented programming languages.
You will start your journey with learning to structure and organize the Flutter project to develop apps for multiple platforms. Next, you will explore fundamentals of
Flutter widgets. You will continue your journey of widgets with Flutter's layout widgets while learning to build responsive layouts. You will get an understanding of organizing and applying themes and styles, handling user input, and gestures. Then you will move on to advanced concepts like fetching data over the network, integrating and consuming REST API in your app. You will get hands-on experience on design patterns, data modeling, routing, navigation for multi-screen apps. When you are finished with this book, you will have a solid foundational knowledge of Flutter that will help you move forward in your journey building great and successful mobile apps that can be deployed to Android, iOS, web, and desktop (macOS) platforms from a single code base.