Flutter is a UI (User interface) development kit created by Google. It allows you to make apps for Android, iOS, Web, Windows, macOS and Linux. All this is achieved from a single code base!
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1.Operating system -Windows 7 or later
2.Disk space -400 MB (But I recommend having at least 10 GB of free space)
- Download the Flutter SDK
Press the big blue button that says something like — ‘flutter_windows_1.1x-stable.zip’. A zip file will start downloading. Now, flutter recommends that we extract this somewhere in the C-Drive where it is easily accessible.
- Update your PATH variable
Now that you have installed flutter, you have to introduce it to your pc .
To do this, type ‘env’ in your search bar. Select — ‘Edit the system environment variables for your account’. Something like this will show up —
Select Path and click on Edit. If a Path variable does not exist in your pc, just click new and create one with the name “Path”.
Now click on New and paste your Flutter bin files location—
Congratulations! You have installed Flutter on your desktop. Just to make sure that everything you did is running, search for ‘command prompt’. Type in — 'flutter' and press enter.
You will see something similar to this.
(If you don't try retracing the above steps and be carefull with the path)
Download Android Studio
Start Android Studio, and go through the ‘Android Studio Setup Wizard’. This installs the latest Android SDK, Android SDK Command-line Tools, and Android SDK Build-Tools, which are required by Flutter when developing for Android. It’s a little weird that you download a software and then have to download some more stuff but it’s just this once.
Now, open Android Studio and you’ll see a screen similar to that below. Click on — Configure >> Settings
Now in Settings, go to Plugins and search for “Flutter”. Install the first option — Flutter (by flutter.dev). This will initiate a pop-up that essentially asks you if you want to install Dart as well. Select ‘yes’ and proceed. You might need to restart Android Studio when the plugin installation is complete.
We’re all done with installing and setting up our Flutter programming environment. Now you can run your first app!
Let me know what you think and do reach out to me at - firstname.lastname@example.org.
(I would love to hear your suggestions to improve my teaching methods