Use these Flutter plugins in any Flutter app and enhance the User Experience to a great extent.

Top Flutter Plugins to Take your App to Next Level

Ravgeet Dhillon

Ravgeet Dhillon

Written on Oct 19, 2020 in Development

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Flutter is one of the fastest-rising frameworks for developing cross-platform apps. At RavSam, you also use Flutter for developing mobile apps. One of the biggest advantages of Flutter is its plugin ecosystem. There are tons of plugins available on pub.dev build by the community that can be integrated right on the go with your Flutter app.

In this article, you’ll take a look at some of those plugins which can be used almost in any Flutter app and enhance the User Experience to a great extent.

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1. Share

Share Widget in Flutter App

Share is a plugin that you can use to share the app content via other apps using the platform’s share dialog. It works on both Android and iOS and can be used in a social media app. According to its developers, a backward-compatible 1.0.0 version will be released soon as the plugin has reached a stable API.

Stats on Pub.dev

LikesPub PointsPopularity
6919099%

2. Geolocator

Tracking Location in Flutter App

Geolocator is one of the must-use plugins if you are building an app that shows content based on the location of the user. It provides an easy-to-implement API that can be used to access platform-specific location services. You can access the last known location, current location of the device, and even get continuous location updates. This plugin is of great use in Cab Booking apps, Food Delivery apps, and many more.

Stats on Pub.dev

LikesPub PointsPopularity
92910099%

3. URL Launcher

URL Launcher Plugin to open links in Flutter App

URL Launcher is one of the most famous plugins which can be used on almost every production Flutter app. It is a plugin for launching different URL schemes like:

  • https://example.com
  • mailto:foo@bar.com
  • tel:9876543210.

It supports every platform that Flutter targets such as iOS, Android, Web, Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Stats on Pub.dev

LikesPub PointsPopularity
1368110100%

4. Shimmer

Shimmer Loading Effect in Flutter App

Shimmer is a brilliant plugin to enhance the UI/UX of an app while the content is loading. It is visually appealing as it gives the user an indication that the content is being fetched from the Internet. This package provides a widget for adding a shimmer effect in the Flutter project.

Stats on Pub.dev

LikesPub PointsPopularity
68511098%

5. Connectivity

No Connectivity State in Flutter App

There may be times when a user opens your app but is not connected to the WiFi or Mobile Internet connection. In circumstances like these, you can add this plugin to your Flutter app for discovering network connectivity and deciding the UI state accordingly. This plugin provides the developers with a great way to distinguish between Mobile and WiFi connections. According to its developers, a backward-compatible 1.0.0 version will be released soon as the plugin has reached a stable API.

Stats on Pub.dev

LikesPub PointsPopularity
7889599%

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Ravgeet Dhillon

Ravgeet is a Co-Founder and Developer at RavSam. He helps startups, businesses, open-source organizations with Digital Product Development and Technical Content Writing. He is a fan of Jamstack and likes to work with React, Vue, Flutter, Strapi, Node, Laravel and Python. He loves to play outdoor sports and cycles every day.

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