In this short guide, you will learn how these 5 useful tools will improve your application development in Flutter.
Isar, a NoSQL database for Flutter, provides an efficient and flexible way to manage local data storage. It is optimized for performance and allows for easy integration with Flutter applications, providing optimized query capabilities and easy-to-use data models for local storage needs.
To learn more about ISAR, check out my Building a Flutter application with a local ISAR database blog post:
2. Cached Network Image
For most apps, proper handling of images is important. Cached Network Image optimizes image loading and caching, vastly improving the user experience. It handles the task of taking and storing network images with ease, reducing load times and bandwidth consumption.
With that library you can control the error condition, display placeholder or loading indicator. An example implementation looks like this:
3. Modal Bottom Sheet
Modal Bottom Sheet can be very useful. This library makes it easy to create awesome and powerful modal bottom sheets in your app, providing a simple, modern user experience. It’s a great way to display new content or actions without cluttering up the main UI.
Here's a simple implementation of Modal Bottom Sheet:
The Logger package simplifies the logging process in your Flutter application. It provides multiple log levels, custom formatting, and the ability to move logs to different locations, which speeds up debugging and monitoring. Because of its features, it is a valuable tool for understanding behavior and identifying issues.
The simple implementation can look like this:
4. Easy localization
Easy localization simplifies the process of managing app translations and internationalization in Flutter. It provides a simple yet powerful solution to implement multiple languages and locale specific formatting in your application, enabling smooth localization with minimal effort.
5. Flutter dotenv
The flutter_dotenv library provides a simple way of the management of environment variables in Flutter projects. This is particularly useful for storing configuration details, sensitive information like API keys, database credentials, or any parameters that might change between environments (such as development, testing, and production).
The configuration is simple:
And the usage:
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