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
- Follow the installation instructions on www.flutter.io to install Flutter.
- You'll need to create a Firebase instance. Follow the instructions at https://console.firebase.google.com.
- 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
- Next, click "Database" in the left-hand menu. Create a real-time database and start in test mode. Click "Enable".
- Finally, click "Storage" in the left-hand menu. Enable it.
- 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".
- 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: