Progress and Challenges in Developing Sports App with FlutterFlow
In this State Changers meeting, participants discuss the progress of a project involving Flutterflow, specifically in settings related to sports categories. The meeting highlights challenges encountered with Flutterflow, notably issues related to uploading and displaying custom icons in a web application.
Some key details discussed were:
- The team managed to display the first row of sports buttons (soccer, NBA, NHL) successfully.
- The use of material icons brought an issue where default icons were set for all buttons, which wasn't the desired outcome.
- Challenges were encountered in integrating custom icons into the Flutterflow components.
In the technical walkthrough, they explored different components of Flutterflow, such as adding new elements, implementing a container to house text and image, and adjusting source URL through the set from variable option. There were issues related to displaying the image, especially with retrieving the URL from the JSON file. However, the meeting demonstrates problem-solving and the use of JSON paths to manipulate the data. The discussion suggests that FlutterFlow may have limitations when it comes to advanced customizations, which might require deeper involvement with more complex tools or processes.
The implications provide guidance on using tools like FlutterFlow effectively while recognizing its limitations, which might be beneficial for others who are considering using these tools for similar projects. The constant troubleshooting, problem-solving and attempts to find workarounds can provide useful insights into tackling technical challenges.