The most appealing side of the Flutter framework is the ability to build a fully-functional application for both Android & iOS platforms. Everything can be done with the help of Dart programming language that has a large community, rich documentation and a variety of libraries in the native languages.
One codebase for two applications means two times fewer man-hours and two times lower development costs. At the same time, due to Flutter’s rich choice of Material Design and Cupertino widgets, your application will have native-like UI.
Recently, we have spoken about the Flutter framework, its capabilities, and its future. We have also announced the release of QuickBlox Flutter SDK. Today, we have prepared a step-by-step guide for building a messenger application using it. Currently, it’s in the alpha stage, and we are ready to hear your feedback and improve the toolkit according to your proposals. You are welcome to download the QuickBlox Flutter SDK from our repo.
QuickBlox Flutter SDK offers you all you need to build a chat messaging app. Our toolkit contains helpful methods for implementing the following functionality:
To create a new Flutter chat messaging app with QuickBlox SDK from scratch follow these steps:
flutter create myappto create a new project
You’re done with dependencies!
Now you can start the app with
But the application created is not really a chat messenger yet, right? So now you should create some UI for messages and then use our SDK to make it alive!
To make SDK work you should use your QuickBlox application account. To create a QuickBlox application, follow the steps below:
Now you should sign in:
Once you signed in you can connect:
Great! Now since you’re connected to chat – it’s time to send a message to someone.
Let’s create a new dialog:
In order to receive new messages we should tell SDK to send us events when there are new messages in chat:
So, now we have a dialog, we subscribed for new messages and created function to handle incoming messages. Let’s send our first message:
QuickBlox Flutter SDK is here to speed up the process of messaging app development – from designing the prototype to final testing. Using our toolkit, you can integrate the messenger, voice, and video calling to your app, manage the files and objects. If you have any questions or suggestions, please submit a ticket to our support team.