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This week in Flutter #77

What’s happening on January 25th, 2023?

The Flutter team tweeted a date: Jan 25, 2023. What are they going to announce? Impeller being production ready? Dart 3 dropping support for null unsafety? Material 3 full support? End of Flutter? Support for wearables and TVs?

I have some hope for Impeller, but the amount of work needed is still too big.

What do you hope for?

- Michele Volpato

Development 🧑‍💻

Platform Views for Mobile and Beyond

by Dominik Roszkowski

It took me a while to link this article because, as the author said, it is bulky. I wanted to fully understand it before sharing the link with you. Flutter is all fun while you can find plugins that support your use case. What if you need to use some already existing native view? Or what if you are adding Flutter to an existing native app and you need a deep interaction with the native views? That can become not really fun quickly. The article is a clear introduction to platform views. You will use them to show native views from Flutter. It is not as simple as it sounds.

Using flutter_animate for a Flutter Game animation

by Guillaume Bernos

flutter_animate is a recent package by gskinner that simplifies animations in Flutter code. Guillaume shows you how easy it is to start using it.

Text recognition in Flutter

by David Serrano Canales

Create an application that recognizes text extracted from images and prints it on the screen using google_mlkit_text_recognition.

Backend 🗄

Serverpod 🚀 Deploying to AWS

by Afzal Ali

An easy-to-follow guide to use Serverpod in your AWS stack.

Others 🤷‍♂️

Top Dart & Flutter Packages

by Flutter Gems

Flutter Gems started a monthly report with ranks for the packages that gained significant traction.

Write For Invertase

by Invertase

You can write about Dart and Flutter for Invertase and get paid for it. Other subjects you can write about are Firebase, open-source, software development, and web technologies. Some cool people work at Invertase, so it looks like a good opportunity to make interesting connections.

Introducing the Flutter News Toolkit — now accepting applications

by Zoey Fan

Have you ever tried to read an article from any major news provider on a “small” smartphone? Pop-ups appear everywhere, buttons you cannot tap because they are hidden by another pop-up, and cookie consent UI that takes the entire screen. News organizations need a mobile app, and the Flutter team created a toolkit to get them started. I hope they will open-source the code, I am curious to see it.

Gesture Arena | Decoding Flutter

with Craig Labenz

Learn how you can handle raw interaction data as Flutter does. You can use Listener to run additional code when a user interacts with the UI.


That’s it for this week.

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Have a bug-free week,

- Michele Volpato

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