Do you want to development application for iOS and Android by using Flutter UI Software development kit then you will need to learn about How to install Flutter on Windows for Developing iOS and Android app, if you are using Windows computer. In this post will learn about How to install Flutter on Windows for Developing iOS and Android app by using only one Software development kit. But before we proceed to installing Flutter on Windows computer you need to know about What is Flutter.
What is Flutter
Flutter is an open-source UI software development kit created by Google. It is used to develop applications for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux, Google Fuchsia and the web (Wikipedia).
How to install Flutter on Windows for Developing iOS and Android app
So, now let’s begin the installation of Flutter on Windows PC. The installation is so easy but before we need to download and install flutter we need to know about System requirements.
Operating System: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10
Disk Space: 400 MB or Above
Tools: Flutter depends on these tools being available in your environment.
- Windows PowerShell 5.0 or newer (this is pre-installed with Windows 10)
- Git for Windows 2.x, with the Use Git from the Windows Command Prompt option.
Download the Flutter Development installation bundle from flutter.dev website or click the following link to start downloading.
After successful downloading create a new folder in C:\ and name it src and extract .zip file on this folder after extract the path should be like C:\src\flutter if you extract this file in another folder then make it like the above address. After that you will be ready to run flutter command on your computer.
Updating the PATH
After extract and pasting all the files in C:\src\flutter folder you need to update your System PATH for flutter so first you need to Right click on Computer or This PC icon given in the desktop. If icon is not available on your desktop then open File Explorer and Right click on This PC given in the left hand side in the screen and then click on Properties.
Now the System properties will be open so, now click on Advanced system settings then click on Environment Variable now select PATH under user variable now go the last word in Variable value line and write C:\src\flutter\bin by adding a Semicolon after that the line will be look like this.
Run flutter doctor command
Now it’s time to run flutter commands on your windows PC. So first of all you need to run flutter doctor command that should be like this.
After running this command create your first flutter app on your windows PC by writing this command on CMD.
D:\FlutterApp\fullter create myawesomeapp
and then run your first Android or iOS app on emulator or real devices by using the following command line.
D:\FlutterApp\fullter create myawesomeapp D:\FlutterApp\cd myawesomeapp D:\FlutterApp\myawesomeapp\flutter run
And your first created app by using flutter will be run on your emulator or real devices.
Conclusion: Flutter is a best Software Development kit (SDK) provided by Google. By using flutter you can create apps for iOS, Android, Windows, Linux etc. Make this post bookmarked for stay tuned for Flutter.