Flutter Roadmap For 2022
Flutter is google SDK for building mobile apps [Android / iOS/ Desktop/ Web] from a single codebase. There are more than 100,000 flutter apps in the play store. Flutter is extremely fast, easy to learn, and helps you to build apps quickly. In this article, I will tell you about flutter developer roadmap for 2022.
Learn Basics of Dart
Flutter uses dart as a programming language. Dart is a powerful programming language to build apps faster. If you are familiar with a dart, it will be easier to build apps with flutter. Here is must learn topic for the dart.
- Basic Hello World Program.
- Variables and Constants.
- Conditions and Loops.
- Lists and methods of list.
- Methods and types.
- Object-Oriented Programming.
- Class and Object.
- List of Objects.
- Async and Await [Advance topic but will help later].
These are various websites and youtube channels to learn dart. Some of the best links to learn dart are provided below:
Learn Basics of Flutter, Widgets
After learning to dart basics, it’s time to learn flutter basics. Start with creating a simple one-screen app that contains an app bar, title, photo, etc., and so on. Learn about basic widgets like MaterialApp, Scaffold, Appbar, Text, Image, Button, Container etc.
Learn from various tutorials, visit the official flutter website, and view documentation. Flutter documentation is straightforward. Customers need an app with a good design. Now you need to design an app so beautifully. So focus on designing beautifully. This will add value to your work. Also, share your work on various groups, publish it on GitHub and also get feedback from users.
Also, get inspired from a website like Dribbble and know various designs. Implement such design to your projects too. Also, try to make a clone UI of apps that are available on your phone.
Learn Functionalities & Navigation
Create two text fields and implement functionalities like add, subtract. Create an interest calculator, BMI calculator, create a login page, the home page, and implement navigation.
Learn and explore packages
In flutter you can use packages for almost anything, you can learn how to use packages, animations, and custom painters for it. Also, you can look at the source code of the packages. Also use image picker, path provider, package info, device management. You can view all packages at https://pub.dev. Try to use different packages to fulfill your needs.
Learn to Use API on your app
Get data dynamically from the server and get the data. For learning purposes, you can use the https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/todos/ website to get JSON. You can send various HTTP requests. You can also build a quiz app with opened free API.
Learn Shared Preferences & SQFLite
For simple and easy local storage you need to learn about shared preferences, which stores data locally in-app. If your application is big then you must think about SQFLite, which is a local database where you can use SQL commands. Now you can create apps that run offline perfectly.
Learn State Management
The main job of UI is to represent the state, In most of the production levels, most of the applications are built with state management. Data passing becomes easy and code will be more readable. In the coming article, I will cover state management in detail. Some popular state management solutions are:
With the help of firebase, you can add sign-in with google options, send notifications, store data in servers and do various AI / Machine learning-related tasks. It will add extra benefits to your profile.
Learn Animation and Custom Painter
To build beautiful apps, the animation is very very important. Learn to use animation in flutter. Companies need some kind of animation in apps. Using custom painter you can draw your own design in flutter.
If you know all these things, you are ready to go as a production-level developer. Also, don’t forget to share your work on LinkedIn, educational Facebook groups, create your GitHub profile and show your work. This is definitely not the end. There are always more things, Below are technology with provides an extra benefit for you.
- Git and GitHub
- CI / CD
- Test Driven Development
- MVVM Architecture