A working Instagram clone written in Flutter using Firebase / Firestore
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Fluttergram

A working Instagram clone written in Flutter using Firebase / Firestore

Demo

Download the release APK to try out Fluttergram

Features

  • Custom photo feed based on who you follow (using firebase cloud functions)
  • Post photo posts from camera or gallery
    • Like posts
    • Comment on posts
      • View all comments on a post
  • Search for users
  • Profile Pages
    • Follow / Unfollow Users
    • Change image view from grid layout to feed layout
    • Add your own bio
  • Activity Feed showing recent likes / comments of your posts + new followers

Screenshots

feed example upload photo example go to a profile from feed edit profile example comment and activity feed example

Dependencies

Getting started

1. Setup Flutter

2. Clone the repo

$ git clone https://github.com/mdanics/fluttergram.git
$ cd fluttergram/

3. Setup the firebase app

  1. You'll need to create a Firebase instance. Follow the instructions at https://console.firebase.google.com.
  2. Once your Firebase instance is created, you'll need to enable anonymous authentication.
  • Go to the Firebase Console for your new instance.
  • Click "Authentication" in the left-hand menu
  • Click the "sign-in method" tab
  • Click "Google" and enable it
  1. Create Cloud Functions (to make the Feed work)
  • Create a new firebase project with firebase init
  • Copy this project's functions/lib/index.js to your firebase project's functions/index.js
  • Push the function getFeed with firebase deploy --only functions In the output, you'll see the getFeed URL, copy that.
  • Replace the url in the _getFeed function in feed.dart with your cloud function url from the previous step.
  1. Enable the Firebase Database
  • Go to the Firebase Console
  • Click "Database" in the left-hand menu
  • Click the Cloudstore "Create Database" button
  • Select "Start in test mode" and "Enable"
  1. (skip if not running on Android)
  • Create an app within your Firebase instance for Android, with package name com.yourcompany.news
  • 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".
  • Follow instructions to download google-services.json
  • place google-services.json into /android/app/.
  1. (skip if not running on iOS)
  • Create an app within your Firebase instance for iOS, with your app package name
  • Follow instructions to download GoogleService-Info.plist
  • Open XCode, right click the Runner folder, select the "Add Files to 'Runner'" menu, and select the GoogleService-Info.plist file to add it to /ios/Runner in XCode
  • Open /ios/Runner/Info.plist in a text editor. 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

Double check install instructions for both

What's Next?

  • Notificaitons for likes, comments, follows, etc
  • Improve Caching of Profiles, Images, Etc.
  • Better post creation, add filters to your image
  • Custom Camera Implementation
  • Animations (heart when liking image)
  • Firebase Security Rules
  • Delete Posts
  • Registration without Google SignIn
  • Direct Messaging
  • Stories
  • Clean up code