News Buzz

News App created in Flutter using News API for fetching realtime data and Firebase as the backend and authenticator.


  • Custom news feed based on selected sources
  • Saving articles
  • Explore news based on categories
  • Search for topics
  • Sharing articles




Getting Started

1. Setup Flutter

2. Clone the repo

$ git clone
$ cd newsbuzz/

3. Setup firebase app

  1. You'll need to create a Firebase instance. Follow the instructions at
  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. (skip if not running on Android)
  • Create an app within your Firebase instance for Android, with package name
  • 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 newsbuzz/android/app/.
  1. (skip if not running on iOS)
  • Create an app within your Firebase instance for iOS, with package name
  • Follow instructions to download GoogleService-Info.plist, and place it into newsbuzz/ios/Runner in XCode
  • Open newsbuzz/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

4. Run the app

$ flutter run