Sharing Images on the @platform in Flutter

Recently, I published a long article on how to read, write, and respond to real-time changes using the @platform. I focused mainly on sending plain old text and number data since that’s the easiest to demo with, but what if you wanted to let people share images? The good news is it’s possible! Setup ToContinue reading “Sharing Images on the @platform in Flutter”

The @platform: A Firebase Alternative

Firebase is awesome and I’ve used it in more apps than I can count (assuming I can only count to about 20). It has authentication, data storage, an intuitive querying SDK, and plenty of other features that most mobile app developers find themselves wanting at one point or another.  So why replace it? I askedContinue reading “The @platform: A Firebase Alternative”

Flutter: Launcher Icons, Labels, and Splash Screens

Flutter Newbies Start Here If you’re new to Flutter development, I’d recommend starting with something a little less involved. I used this book to learn the Flutter language: Beginning Flutter: A Hands On Guide to App Development And this one to get started with mobile app development: Android Studio 3.4 Development Essentials – Kotlin Edition: Developing AndroidContinue reading “Flutter: Launcher Icons, Labels, and Splash Screens”

A Custom Tabs Side Story

Mobile Dev Newbies Start Here If you’re new to mobile app development, I’d recommend starting with something a little less involved. I used this book to get started with Android development: Android Studio 3.4 Development Essentials – Kotlin Edition: Developing Android Apps Using Android Studio 3.4, Kotlin and Jetpack The Legend of the Bottom ToolbarContinue reading “A Custom Tabs Side Story”

The Guide to Color Gradients in Android Studio

Adjusting the background color of your activities and fragments is one of the easiest ways to add flair to your mobile apps. A strong color palette can make a bad app okay and a good app great if applied with artistic tenderness. In this article, I’m going to explore one component of the tender artist’sContinue reading “The Guide to Color Gradients in Android Studio”