Flutter is one of the latest Google’s technology for App Development(Now also for web-app). This also might become one of the most used technology for Application development as you can code for your app once and it will work on both Android and iOS.
Previously Android app was built using Java/Kotlin (Mostly) and iOS apps using Objective C/ Swift. But now Flutter provides a single codebase for Android as well as iOS App Development.
Features of Flutter App Development
1. Fast Development
Flutter provides hot reload feature, which helps developers save time in developing and testing the application. The Hot reload feature quickly shows any kind of changes in the UI or Frontend part of the application.
2. Expressive and Flexible UI/Frontend
Flutter provides single codebase for Android and iOS. Flutter’s design pattern is very expressive and flexible. You can easily change the design of both the android and iOS very easily.
3. Native Support
Flutter also provides Native coding support. You can code in Java and Kotlin for Android app development and Objective C and swift for iOS app development.
How to Get started with Flutter App Development?
1.The First step is to get the basics right.
Flutter is an open-source cross-platform mobile application SDK(Software Development Kit) developed by Google. It uses Dart Language for development. Those familiar with Object-Oriented Languages such as Java, C++ can easily relate to Dart.
IDE is the most important thing for a coder/programmer as it can help you most of the time. If you forget any code just write the most you can remember and the IDE will try to auto-fill & suggest you with related keywords. I personally like Visual Studio Code as it has very cool extensions and I like the theme & in-built Terminal of the IDE.
After having a basic idea of what flutter is, you might be eager to know about the development platforms to use. Well if you are from Android or iOS, you are probably familiar with Android Studio and Xcode.
Flutter requires Flutter SDK just like Android requires Android SDK. The IDEs to be used are:
visit https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started/editor, follow the steps to set up your favorable editor.
3. Hands-on practice with flutter app development
Don’t just watch the video lessons or read the docs, practice it. Follow and try to understand the code.
Don’t try to memorize the whole code, just remember the title and know how to use the code. If stuck, Google is always there for you.
4. Study Online
There is enough content online that can make you a good flutter developer. Make Google your Best Friend it will always help you get out of the problem.
You must have heard of StackOverflow, try searching your problems there you’ll definitely get the answer.
- Try Udemy (Next Point for free Udemy Courses)
- Youtube Videos
5. Free Course Site (Free-Udemy Courses)
Everyone likes free things and study materials should be free (My Opinion). freecoursesite.com is a website built to offer you free udemy videos. You just need the Internet. That’s not free :). Search the site and Download the best course according to you. Some of the courses that I took:
- A Complete Guide to the Flutter SDK & Flutter Framework for building native iOS and Android apps. – Maximilian Schwarzmüller (Udemy Instructor)
Maximilian Schwarzmüller‘s Every Course is awesome. (My Opinion)
- The Complete 2020 Flutter Development Bootcamp With Dart – Angela Yu
Some More websites that offer free Udemy courses are:
The Best thing about these websites are you can request any udemy video if its not listed on their website. Enjoy Learning.