Category Archives: Flutter

Flutter Package Directory

Hundreds of Flutter ready packages ready to jump start some complex functionality. Check it out at: https://pub.dartlang.org/packages

Apps Built With Flutter Directory

Great set of front screens and descriptions to show what is possible using flutter.  Of course you need to load it on your phone to experience their functionality. Click here: https://itsallwidgets.com/

Very Nice Overview of State in Flutter

A very nice and recent article (June 2018) with some great visuals that really de-tangle some of the relationships between state, context and widgets.  Nice code samples as well.  Looks like the beginning of a nice book on the subject.

Nice Flutter Performance Article

Came across a nice article: http://bizz84.github.io/2018/03/18/How-Fast-Is-Flutter.html  discussing Flutter performance (its a few months old) vs a similar timing app in iOS.  It’s main takeaways are (confirming suspicions): Frequent UI redraws are expensive If you call setState() often, make sure that it redraws as little UI as possible.

MVC for Flutter?

Flutter seems like the antithesis of MVC (Model-View-Controller) development approach but one person has come up with (I expect a computationally intensive) approach discussed at: https://proandroiddev.com/flutter-in-mvc-437ed7cead2e.

Forbe’s article citing importance of Flutter (and Fuchsia)

Nice (but small) non-technical write-up on how Flutter and Fuchsia (an in-the-works Google’ one-OS-for-all)  may have significant business impact in 2019.   Wikipedia offers a good summary of the state of Fuchsia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Fuchsia. They summarize the link to Flutter and Dart as: Fuchsia’s user interface and apps are written with

Nice Compare of regular Android and Flutter view approaches

Out at medium there is a nice article that discusses the different approached to “screen painting” of the UI using traditional Andriod and now Flutter.  Here is the top of the article: What even are Flutter widgets? Flutter is a mobile UI framework that makes UI