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MemeChat

An example of a meme-enabled chat app on Flutter, using Firebase, Google Sign In, and device camera integration.

MemeChat contains platform-specific elements for Android and iOS.

Flutter and Firebase Setup

  1. Follow the installation instructions on www.flutter.io to install Flutter.
  2. You'll need to create a Firebase instance. Follow the instructions at https://console.firebase.google.com.
  3. Once your Firebase instance is created, you'll need to enable anonymous and Google authentication.
    • Go to the Firebase Console for your new instance.
    • Click "Authentication" in the left-hand menu
    • Click the "sign-in method" tab
    • Click "anonymous" and enable it
    • Click "Google" and enable it
  4. Next, click "Database" in the left-hand menu. Create a real-time database and start in test mode. Click "Enable".
  5. Finally, click "Storage" in the left-hand menu. Enable it.

Android Setup

  • Create an app within your Firebase instance for Android, with package name com.yourcompany.memechat
  • Follow instructions to download google-services.json, and place it into memechat/android/app/
  • Run the following command to get your SHA-1 key:
keytool -exportcert -list -v \
-alias androiddebugkey -keystore ~/.android/debug.keystore
  • In the Firebase console, in the settings of your Android app, add your SHA-1 key by clicking "Add Fingerprint".

iOS Setup

  • Create an app within your Firebase instance for iOS, with package name com.yourcompany.memechat
  • Follow instructions to download GoogleService-Info.plist, and place it into memechat/ios/Runner
  • Open memechat/ios/Runner/Info.plist. Locate the CFBundleURLSchemes key. The second item in the array value of this key is specific to the Firebase instance. Replace it with the value for REVERSED_CLIENT_ID from GoogleService-Info.plist

Run the App

MemeChat can be run like any other Flutter app, either through the IntelliJ UI or through running the following command from within the MemeChat directory:

flutter run