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Beginning App Development with Flutter

Create Cross-Platform Mobile Apps


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction to Flutter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rap Payne
      Pages 3-8
    3. Rap Payne
      Pages 9-27
  3. Foundational Flutter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Rap Payne
      Pages 31-46
    3. Rap Payne
      Pages 47-76
    4. Rap Payne
      Pages 77-92
    5. Rap Payne
      Pages 93-137
    6. Rap Payne
      Pages 139-157
    7. Rap Payne
      Pages 159-186
    8. Rap Payne
      Pages 187-203
  4. Above and Beyond

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Rap Payne
      Pages 207-225
    3. Rap Payne
      Pages 227-254
    4. Rap Payne
      Pages 255-285
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 287-309

About this book


Create iOS and Android apps with Flutter using just one codebase.  App development on multiple platforms has historically been difficult and complex. This book breaks down complex concepts and tasks into easily digestible segments with examples, pictures, and hands-on labs with starters and solutions. 

In doing so, you'll develop a basic understanding of the Dart programming language; the entire Flutter development toolchain; the differences between stateful and stateless widgets; and a working knowledge of the architecture of apps. All the most important parts of app development with Flutter are covered in this book. Work with themes and styles. Develop custom widgets. Teach your app to respond to gestures like taps, swipes, and pinches. Design, create and control the layout of your app. Create tools to handle form data entry from users. And ultimately create killer multiscreen apps with navigation, menus, and tabs.

Flutter is Google's new framework for creating mobile apps that run on iOS and Android phones both.You had to be a super-developer to write apps for iOS or Android alone. But writing for both? Forget about it! You had to be familiar with Swift, Java/Kotlin, Xcode, Eclipse, and a bunch of other technologies simultaneously. Beginning App Development with Flutter simplifies the entire process.


Flutter iOS Android Mobile Development App development programming

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.DallasUSA

About the authors

Rap Payne has focused on mobile development since he started Agile Gadgets, a mobile app development company in 2003. He is a consultant, trainer, and entrepreneur who has written apps, mentored developers, and taught software development classes for Fortune 500 companies like Boeing, Walmart, Coca-Cola, Wells Fargo, Honda,CVS, GE, Chase, HP, Lockheed, Exxon-Mobil, Lowe's, Nike, J.C. Penney, USAA, Walgreen's, and government agencies like the US Air Force, Navy, Army, NASA, Britain's GCHQ, Canada's postal service, and several provincial governments, to name a few.

As a professional mentor and trainer, Rap has developed a talent for communicating highly complex ideas in easy-to-understand ways. And as a real-world developer, he understands the need to teach these topics using practical and realistic examples and exercises.

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