Build a Social Network with Flutter & Firebase
This study covers how to build a social network with Flutter and Firebase. Flutter is an open-source (free) User Interface software development kit created by Google in May 2017. Flutter is written in C, C++, and Dart. Flutter is used to develop software applications for mobile devices as well as computers including, Google Android, Apple iOS, Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Google Fuchsia, and the web-based. The first release of Flutter was identified as codename “Sky” and tested on Google’s Android operating system. This study teaches how to develop a comprehensive mobile social media application like Instagram or any other social network utilizing Flutter and Firebase. Firebase is a mobile and web application development program developed by Firebase, Inc. in 2011, then procured by Google in 2014.
Fast Development: Design your application to life in less time with a stateful hot reload. Use a rich set of fully-customizable widgets to develop original interfaces in moments.
Expressive and Flexible UI: Quickly boat features with a focus on primary end-user practices. The layered structure allows for full customization, which results in amazingly fast rendering, powerful, and adaptable designs.
Native Performance: Flutter’s widgets consolidate all significant principles variations such as scrolling, navigation, icons, and fonts, and your Flutter code is compiled to primary ARM machine code using Dart’s native compilers.
Who is using Flutter?
- Alibaba Group
Better Applications: Cloud Firestore, ML Kit, Cloud Functions, Authentication, Hosting, Cloud Storage, Realtime Database.
Application Improvement: Crashlytics, Performance Monitoring, Test Lab, App Distribution.
Business Growth: In-App Messaging, Google Analytics, Predictions, A/B Testing, Cloud Messaging, Remote Config, Dynamic Links.
- Resize Images
- Sync with Mailchimp
- Export Collections to BigQuery
- Distributed Counter
- Delete User Data
- Translate Text
- Trigger Email
- Shorten URLs
- Limit Child Nodes
- Basic awareness with Flutter
- Familiarity with Firebase and Firestore is convenient
- You will learn how to build an effective, production-based real-time social network application using Flutter and Firebase
- A timeline just like Instagram
- An activity feed for all user interactions
- Media sharing
- Live user notifications
- User profile customization
- User Following/Unfollowing
- Like/Unlike posts
- Handling device camera for media uploads
- Social login
Who this study is for:
- Mobile and website developers attending to build effective real-world, productive applications
- Flutter developers
Author: Reed Barger