Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Flutter - Interview questions


Flutter interview questions

What is the Difference between Stateless and Stateful widget?
  • The Stateless widget does not require a mutable state. Stateless widgets are not dynamically changed whenever you update any value. For example, if you want to make a button or text whose title doesn't need to change dynamically, then you can create a separate widget for a button as a Stateless widget. 
  • The Stateful widget has a mutable state. It means, when you want to make something that you want to change dynamically according to how a user interacts with it, then you can use the Stateful widget. For example, if you want to change the background color of the app on the click of a button, you can make use of a Stateful widget in this case.
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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Flutter - Twitter Auth and Login

User authentication is a powerful feature of any application. Once an app identifies the individual users who are using the app. Then you can customize your app’s content that feels as though it was designed with a specific user in mind. 

flutter twitter login and get user name
Twitter one of the option that we can use for user authentication in applications. The Twitter API's provide login ability to the application to users. The user can easily login to the app using their twitter account which avoids filling a long sign-up form. With the help of social networks, it's much quicker and easier way of getting users signed into your app using an account they’ve already created with an external authentication provider, such as Facebook or Twitter.

We have written a post for the Facebook login feature for Flutter application:  Facebook login and authentication example.
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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Flutter - Propagate information with InheritedWidget.

flutter inherited widget example
As we know, a Flutter application manages a tree of widgets that sometimes become a very deep tree of widgets. In this big tree, if you want to pass parameters from root to lower widget. You can do it with the help of the constructor that is perfectly fine for accessing data one level down, maybe even two. But if you're widget tree level is deep and you suddenly need the data from an object in your code from root to lower widget. It'll become complex and lead to a lot of boilerplate code for passing context around, as shown below: 
class RootWidget extends StatelessWidget {                                            Level - 1
  final int postId;
  final int scopeId;
  RootWidget(this.postId, this.scopeId);
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    ...To DO
    return PostItemWidget(postId, scopeId);
  }
}

class PostItemWidget extends StatelessWidget {                                     Level - 2
  final int postId;
  final int scopeId;
  PostItem(this.postId, this.scopeId);
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
     ...To DO
    return PostMenuWidget(postId, scopeId);
  }
}

class PostMenuWidget extends StatelessWidget {                                   Level - 3
  final int postId;
  final int scopeId;
  PostMenuWidget(this.postId, this.scopeId);
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    //  repeat
    ...                                                                                                          Levels - n



In order to provide a solution for this situation, Flutter provides a special widget called InheritedWidget that defines a context at the root of a sub-tree. It can efficiently deliver this context to every widget in that sub-tree. This widget is specially designed to hold data and to provide it throughout the widget tree, irrespective of its depth. InheritedWidget is the base class for widgets that efficiently propagate information down the widgets tree. All widgets part of that sub-tree will have to ability to interact with the data which is exposed by that InheritedWidget.
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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Flutter - Lifecycle of Widgets.

flutter widget lifecycle diagram
Flutter is a mobile UI framework that helps us to create modern mobile apps for iOS and Android using a single(almost) codebase. A Flutter application is just a combination of Stateful and  Stateless Widgets. In this post, we going to explain basic behavior of the Flutter widget and it's lifecycle.
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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Flutter vs React Native - What’s best for cross plateform mobile Application.

Today, all the companies creating Android and iOS platforms application to reach maximum end users. To create a native Android and iOS app, they have to maintain two source code that creates a gap between the applications as they are made by different teams. To resolve this, they have to move on the cross-platform apps that have a lot of pros and cons:


                                       
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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Flutter - Don’t use ‘/’ to prefix with navigation routes

A mobile apps usually have multiple screens or pages. The end-user is presented one screen at a time. The Flutter framework provides us page navigation and routes to manage multiple screens.

We have published a post to manage multiple screens in Flutter application.  Flutter- Screen push and pop with Navigator. You can learn complete guidelines to manage routes, push and pop methods of  Flutter Framework.

flutter route without slashes The Flutter frameworks can help you to understand page navigation and manage conditional logic to determine which page to show first for things such as login and onboarding. If you’re using the MaterialApp widget, then you typically set the initialRoute property to specify where you want the app to start as shown below:


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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Flutter - Drop down menu list with example

The dropdown is a toggleable menu that shows all the available option when we click on it to choose one option from predefined options. 

flutter dropdown button and list demo
In Flutter, the dropdownbutton is a widget that we can use to select one value from a set of values. In the default state, a dropdownbutton shows its currently selected value. After clicking on the dropdownbutton it displays a drop-down menu with all other available values, from which the user can select a new one.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Flutter - Pros and Cons of using Flutter for Mobile App Development

Are you thinking to create a mobile app?. Are you confused when it comes to selecting the right framework for your app? We are aware of the huge impact of mobile apps surrounding us but still, the road to mobile app development is not as easy as it seems. It is not only about developing the mobile app but also satisfies the customers.

pros and cons of flutter

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Flutter - Playing local, network and youtube videos with video player plugin.

If you're creating an application that supports videos feature then you have to use a video player. The Flutter team have created a Video Player widget to display a video in Flutter application.

flutter video player example
The Video Player widget can play multiple types of videos that may be stored in the mobile, as an asset, and from the internet. This plugin allows flutter to interface with the platform's native video players. In iOS, the video player widget uses AVPlayer to handle playback and it does not work on iOS simulators. So, you have to test videos on real iOS devices. In Android, the video player widget uses ExoPlayer to play a video. 

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Flutter - Draw custom shaps with clip path.

As we know, Flutter is a Mobile UI framework by Google which allows developers to create beautiful apps for both iOS and Android with a single codebase. 

flutter clip path exampleApart from inbuilt widgets that is Flutter framework provides us, we can draw a custom shape that is called Clipping. In a Flutter application, we use clipping to create awesome looking, custom user interfaces with special effects. A widget that clips its child using a path and calling a callback on a delegate whenever the widget is to be painted. The callback returns a path and the widget prevents the child from painting outside the path.


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