News and views on the world of interactive media from the gskinner team
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While building the Wonderous app, we wanted to craft a great experience for visually impaired users using screen readers. Flutter does an admirable job working with these systems out of the box, but app developers also have work to do to create a polished user experience.
In this post we’ll look at how screen readers work and then run through the top accessibility related lessons we learned along the way.
Ever wish there was an easy way to add rich animation to your Flutter UIs? I did, so when we started working on the Wonderous app, it seemed like the perfect excuse to build a best of breed open-source animation package.
For some reason, starting a new project always brings a small feeling of inherent joy and excitement. There is something about a clean slate that is just very comforting, the lack of constraints, the promise of the unknown!
When it comes to implementing a url-based Router (aka Nav2) there are really 2 high-level components to the API:
A controller to read/write to the current url
A parsing/matching system to convert a url into a stack of views, or pages.
The interesting thing here, is that the controller portion, is a fairly stable, boring API. Reading or writing the url location, or accessing queryParams is all pretty straight-forward. Really all you are doing here is setting a string value, and parsing query params using the URI class.
There are so many great libraries on pub.dev these days it can be hard to sift through them all. The flutter team maintains their own list of favorites, and we thought it might be worthwhile to put together a list of our own favorite libs!