To get better at development, one of the best ways is to build projects! You run into all these problems and have to look up StackOverflow answers and GitHub issues and skim through the documentation to resolve them.
That's when you learn!
In this article, I’ll share Project Ideas on 5 topics that would help you grow as a Flutter Developer.
Flutter is at heart a UI framework. It is only apt to build some beautiful designs to learn the nitty-gritty of responsive and adaptive apps.
There are two things you can do to get better at it!
Build UI Clones:
As a challenge, you can try building the clones of some popular apps out there using Flutter. For example:
- Amazon, etc.
There are a lot of resources and tutorials available online to help. You can follow these to get the gist of how elements need to be broken down into widgets and how you can replicate the designs.
There is a very helpful video by Pooja Bhaumik on Design Breakdown:
If UI clones aren’t your thing, try design replication!
Check out this repository for some inspiration:
GitHub - lohanidamodar/flutter_ui_challenges: 100+ Professional UI implementations with Code in…
My effort on replicating various apps UI on flutter. Thank you all for your tremendous support. With the latest update, I…
You’d definitely want to make your apps more dynamic by fetching data over the Internet. Parsing JSON is a very common task for any developer.
Build projects that use free APIs to learn about parsing JSON to Dart model classes. Here is a very helpful article on the same:
How to Parse JSON in Dart/Flutter: The Essential Guide
Parsing JSON is a very common task for apps that need to fetch data from the Internet.
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There are multiple database options available to use with Flutter:
Learn about basic CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) operations and use the storage by building simple projects like a TODO App, Notes, or Inventory app.
Go a step further by diving into other features such as Analytics, Authentication, Remote config, etc.
There are many state management options out there! For example:
One of the most commonly asked questions in the Flutter community is: ‘What the best state management is?’ and honestly it depends on your use case and you should try them out, build some basic projects to explore, and find your state management solution!
A major project you can build is an E-commerce app. It’ll give you a good idea of using state management to add cart functionality and you can also take up payment integration in Flutter.
Note: There are multiple payment providers you can use with Flutter!
Animations and Physics
It is always a good idea to return to the User Interface and make it more interactive and fun for the user by adding some animations. Flutter makes adding animations very simple.
You can build a game to explore animations and physics in Flutter or you can add it to an existing project!
That is all 🎉