Using Google Maps with FLutter

Using Google Maps with Flutter

James Fielder Development Technologies, Flutter, Mobile, Tutorial Leave a Comment

Flutter has a lot of amazing plugins that make it easy to develop cross-platform apps. Recently, I had the opportunity to work with a theater chain that made use of a map view to show nearby theaters. We used Flutter in conjunction with Google Maps.

In this blog post, we will take a look at the Google Maps Flutter plugin, which allows you to add an interactive map to your iOS or Android app and customize it in many different ways!

Moving Google Tag Manager from Xamarin to Flutter

Andy Link Development Technologies, Flutter, Mobile, Xamarin Leave a Comment

While working with a major theater chain, I was tasked with implementing Analytics into their Xamarin app. Part of that work included implementing Google Tag Manager. At a later date, I was again tasked with implementing Google Tag Manager but this time, into their Flutter app. I expected the implementation to be similar and definitely easier the second time around, but I found that to be false. The setup had some major twists and turns that I didn’t expect.

Although this was sometimes a frustrating challenge, I had fun figuring it out. Most companies running their apps with Xamarin will be moving their apps to a newer SDK like Flutter at some point. Flutter allows cross platform development for Android, iOS, Linux, macOS, Windows, Google Fuchsia, and Web from a single codebase and shared languages. So this move is almost inevitable.

In this post, I’ll take you through a step-by-step tutorial of transferring from Xamarin to Flutter. By the end, GTM will be in your Flutter app!

Improving iOS/Android Numeric Keyboards With KeyboardActions

Flutter: Using Keyboard Actions To Improve Mobile User Experience

Ryan LaRue Design, Development Technologies, Flutter, Mobile, UI/UX 1 Comment

This post covers three options for customizing an iOS or Android keyboard in a Flutter mobile application, with a code walkthrough of using the Keyboard Actions package to easily add keyboard features that increase user efficiency.

Mobile app developers, have you ever noticed that the native iOS numeric keyboard does not include certain features that might be helpful? For example, a Done button? Or how about arrow buttons to traverse form fields? To jog your memory, here’s what the native iOS numeric keyboard looks like…