10 Flutter tips — 3/10 — season 2
Now we are already at the 3rd part of the 2nd season of this wonderful format.
Today we are dealing with packages again, but also with VSCode Extensions. We mainly deal with the user interface, so… Let’s go and Happy reading!
I saw this package 1 day before I started writing this article and immediately renewed my entire app. Doesn’t sound motivating now? Well, let me first explain what this package can do. I personally hate animations. And I think many agree with me there. Still, nowadays you have to use animations to make the app appealing to the user. And that’s where animate_do comes in. Animate do offers a huge selection of already ready animations that you can apply to any widget. Here is a list of all the animations, of which there are so many more sub-points.
- FadeIn Animations
- FadeOut Animations
- BounceIn Animations
- ElasticIn Animations
- SlideIns Animations
- FlipIn Animations
- SpecialIn Animations
Okay, that was a lot, but I just wanted to show you the possibilities of this package. As I said, this package is almost a must for the next app.
If you’ve ever developed an app for macOS using Flutter, you may have noticed it. Flutter doesn’t have any good widgets that are only for macOS. That’s why there’s macos_ui. This package makes it easy for you to create apps that look exactly like they were made with Swift. Again, there are an incredible number of widgets and a very long list, but I don’t need to list them this time.
This is just one example of the many possibilities:
Even with Windows (especially with Windows 11) there are no good widgets in Flutter. That’s why the package fluent_ui was created. Again, there is a huge selection of widgets to make your app look like a real Windows app.
It supports Light/Dark Theme, the Windows font, Header, Subheade,r Title, Subtitle etc, Reveal Focus, Page transitions, Drill in, Navigation and on top of that all the “Widgets”.
You probably know it from many apps by now, an onboarding, where the app is explained to you. You can do exactly that with the package onboarding_overlay. I think I don’t have to explain much when I show you this video:
The documentation for this package is great and very self explanatory.
Flutter Material Pickers
As the name of this package suggests, you can use it to call various pickers from Material Design. Some of them are new, so are not included in Flutter, while others have been improved.
Flutter Text Field Fab
Everyone surely knows the normal FloatingActionButton, but what if you want to display a cool text field from it. Well, then this package is just the right thing for you. The look of this package is really well done and is very easy to implement in the code.
This package is just amazing. It gives you a perfectly animated widget (or rather screen) for login. Here is an example:
The great thing is that you can customize everything here (and I mean everything).
Oh, and the implementation is also very simple:
Flutter widget snippets
Now we come to an extension. This Extension offers you a lot of snippets for different widgets. I can only recommend to install it.
Multi Language Support should be known to everyone. But the constant implementation of it in the app can be really annoying. That’s why the VSCode extension Flutter Intl exists. It creates a binding between the .arb files and the Flutter App.
So: I can recommend this extension to everyone who wants to implement multiple languages easily in his app.
Oh, and if you use a Jetbrains IDE (IntelliJ IDEA or AndroidStudio), you can find here the extension.
Flutter Riverpod Snippets
If you use Riverpod, then you should definitely check out this extension. It was developed by the GDE Robert Brunhage and makes the development with Riverpod very easy.
You can easily download it here.
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