In this article, we will be discussing about what steps you should follow to learn flutter in 2022 faster and easier. Leaving the unnecessary things in the starting and focusing on making the base strong to learn flutter. We would have followed the same steps if we were new to flutter, so we would highly recommend you to follow these 6 tips to learn flutter fast without wasting too much time. But before that, if you want a complete setup on how to install flutter then click here. So without wasting any more time, let’s just get right into these 6 flutter learning tips.
1. Multiplayer Leads To Effective Learning
Learning flutter app development is a process in which you shouldn’t be ashamed of asking others for help. It is not an individual thing. For example, if you are stuck in some point during flutter app development and you don’t know how to fix the error then you would definitely want to get rid of that bug/error as soon as possible. That’s where flutter community kicks in. You can check out the pub dev community in which you will be able to find other flutter developers who can help you out in fixing your error.
It’s not a solo game, it’s a multiplayer work environment in which you ask others for help and provide help when asked for it. You can use stack overflow in which you can find tons of error fixing posts. You can just put the error statement in the google search and it’s a higher chance that you get the fix in stack overflow. If not, then you can upload your problem in the stack overflow by yourself, you will definitely get hep from the flutter community.
You can also make a GitHub repository of your source code, avoid screenshots of code or sending the source code through email or other channels when asking for help. Instead, making a GitHub repository will be a perfect option for it. So, if anyone is willing to look into the problem then you can point them directly to your GitHub repository.
2. Avoid State Management At The Beginning
The second tip that you need to follow is to avoid state management complexities at the beginning. If you indulge yourself with these state management complexities at the beginning then things will get quite complicated. Instead, use simple approach. For example, making a list view, each item having a different data and when you click on one of the item from the listview then it would navigate to other screen where a detailed version of that specific item will be displayed. So, start with passing data between screens like mentioned in this example.
3. Build Complex UI
When it comes to building flutter apps then UI is the most important part because that’s where we get our user to interact with our app. Start with building simple UI, like implementing row widgets, text widgets, column widgets, button widgets, container widgets etc. After that, start building complex UI using list views, grid views, stack widgets, page views etc. You must have a detailed understanding of how each and every widget is implemented in your app. You must always start from basic, so that you can implement any type of design you want.
Responsiveness is a key part in building UI for apps. If you app is not responsive, let’s say it looks big in small phones and looks small in big ones, then trust me, it will look really bad. Maybe some pixels overflow issue will also occur. So, always make the UI responsive. Flutter provides us with Media Query class which takes the phone height and width, by using that, we can make every widget in our UI responsive depending on the different height and width of devices.
4. Best Architecture Obsession
Just keep in mind that there is no such thing like that. It depends on various factors like the expertise of team, team size, budget, use cases, requirements etc. There are various architectures available so finding the best will just waste you time. Let’s say you are on a team project and the manager say that we follow some architecture approach, so we are not interested in your approach or the project may be too simple for the approach that you follow which would results in complexity. So don’t get too obsessed with them, try to learn about them and use what will best work in your case.
5. Always Learn From Basic
When it comes down to building complex apps in flutter, the first and the most important thing that you should do as a beginner is that you should always start from scratch. Whether its a UI part of the flutter app, backend for flutter app, integration of the UI with backend etc. Always understand the basics first, only then you will understand how things work. If you want to start then you can check our articles on different widgets from the very simple ones to the advanced ones. Every widget, template etc. is discussed in detail, so you can start building your own beautiful apps UI.
6. Learn Building Complete App
If you only want to have an expertise in the UI part of flutter app, then it’s totally ok as long as you can benefit from it. But we would highly recommend you to try to learn the backend, integrations part as well. So, in future if you wanted to make an app, let’s say, for your business or in freelancing then you won’t be dependent on other developers to do the job for you. You would have a complete control of your app. And at last, we would highly recommend you to keep learning new things in flutter but keep in mind that learning their basics are their roots. So, make them strong if you want to have a strong tree of your app. You can check our articles in which we have explained simple as well as complex widgets and templates in detail with examples and free source codes. We have also started cloning instagram UI, you can check that as well. We are adding articles on new widgets and templates on regular basis. Give them a try, if you like them then you can choose to follow them.
That’s all for this article, hope you enjoyed it and have learnt a lot from it. Implement it in your code and share your experience with us. We would love to see how you have used it in your flutter app. We would be looking forward for your response. Hope to see you in our next articles in which we will dig deep into other amazing widgets. Thanks.