This month we look at a common feature request and how it can be implemented in Flutter and Android.
0. Intro & Welcome
1. Android Jetpack - Compose meets CameraX - Maia Grotepass and Ishmael Tshikhovhokhovho
This talk is co-presented by Maia Grotepass and Ishmael Tshikhovhokhovho. Ishmael is interested in Jetpack CameraX and I am interested in Jetpack Compose. Together we will look at how easy it is to use the new Jetpack CameraX library. Can we integrate it into a Jetpack Compose view?
You can expect to learn about how to integrate CameraX in a Compose and an XML layout. We will also look at the latest CameraX api updates.
2. Flutter Image_Picker and Flutter Camera; two plugins for one problem? - Sylvia Dieckmann
When you look into adding image upload or camera capabilities to your flutter app, you will likely come across two popular plugins: image_picker and camera. Each one has its pros and cons and deciding on the right one depends mostly on your app requirements and use case.
In this talk, I will highlight the differences between the two packages for developer and users. I will then demo basic implementations of both and explain why, after much deliberations, I chose image_picker for two of my recent projects.
This event is sponsored by our friends at Peach Payments.
Sylvia is a seasoned software engineer with interests in mobile/web development, client/server architectures, and scalable systems. Most recently, her focus has been on Flutter and Firebase with some native Android work thrown in for good measure.
She has held many positions over the years, most recently as technical manager in the South African non-profit sector, but in 2020 she returned to her roots as a freelance app developer.
Sylvia is active in the Cape Town developer community and currently leads the GDG Cape Town chapter.