Welcome back to The Toolbox. In this episode, we will be showing you how to create a Hero animation in your Flutter app. What’s a Hero animation? You’ve probably seen hero animations many times. For example, a screen displays a list of thumbnails representing items for sale. Selecting an item flies it to a new screen, containing more details and a “Buy” button. Flying an image from one screen to another is called a hero animation in Flutter, though the same motion is sometimes referred to as a shared element transition. READ MORE

In today’s episode, we will be showing how to create a game detail view in our Flutter app to display information related to the game. If you missed our last episode make sure you check Creating a Game Cover Widget - Video Game Catalog before you continue, so let’s begin! On the last episode, we created a GameCover widget and we added it to our GameGrid. This time, we will be creating a game detail view and adding the ability to open that view once the user taps a game cover. READ MORE

Welcome back to The Toolbox. In this episode, we will be showing you how to use Charts in your Flutter app. Charts are pretty easy to use in Flutter, to show you how easy it is lets create a brand new app and add a bar chart to visualize the sales quarter of a company. We are calling our app charts. In order to create a brand new Flutter app you will have to run the command flutter create charts in your terminal and you will get a sample app out of the box. READ MORE

Welcome back to the Cool things of the week where we will be discussing news, widgets and all the awesome things that happened this week. So lets gets started! Highlights Flutter now has a list with the most popular state management frameworks to use. Dart vs. JavaScript. Check the benchmark. A new episode of Video Game Catalog series is out. Flutter for Design (Mobile World Congress ‘19) The Flutter team headed to Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress 2019. READ MORE

In today’s episode we will be showing how to create a Game Cover Widget for our GridView. If you missed our last episode make sure you check Adding a GridView before you continue so let’s begin! On the last episode, we created a GameGrid widget and we added to our Scaffold app. We used Text widgets to display Video Game titles. This time, instead of displaying plain text, we will be displaying a nice game cover. READ MORE

Welcome back to The Toolbox. In this episode, we will be showing you how to use custom fonts in your Flutter app. Flutter works out of the box with custom fonts. Changing the font of your app or even just the font of a widget its as easy as following three steps: Import the custom fonts. Declare the font in your pubspec.yaml. Set the font as the default or use it in a specific Widget. READ MORE

Welcome back to the Cool things of the week where we will be discussing news, widgets and all the awesome things that happened this week. So lets gets started! Highlights We didn’t have an active week inside the Flutter world. Although, a new version of Flutter got released. Version 1.3.8 is available throughout the dev channel. If don’t know how to switch your channels in Flutter take a look at channels. READ MORE

In today’s episode we will be showing how to add a GridView to our video game catalog app a.k.a our first Flutter app. If you missed our last episode make sure you check Basic Setup before you continue. Let’s begin! Open the file named main.dart inside the /lib folder and remove all the sample code that Flutter provides. We want a stripped app. After you finish removing the code your file should look like this: READ MORE

Welcome back to The Toolbox. In this episode, we’ll be showing you how to upgrade your Flutter app and SDK to latest version available. Flutter latest version at the moment is v1.2.1. Upgrading flutter is really easy! All you gotta do is run the following command in a terminal window from the root of your app. flutter upgrade Wait a few minutes while the upgrade finishes and… Voila! Flutter has been upgraded to the latest version. READ MORE

Welcome to our first Cool things of the week post where we will be discussing news, widgets and all the awesome things that happened that week. So lets gets started! Highlights The biggest and most exciting news of the week was the release of Flutter 1.2 this past tuesday February 26th, 2019. The release comes with some changes under the hood: Improved stability, performance and quality of the core framework. READ MORE

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