A news app specifically for politics.
|App & UI||Flutter|
|Get the news (preview w/ title)||RSS|
|View the articles||WebView|
RSS is a simple way of accessing information published by news outlets like the New Yorkt Times, NZZ and many other. Accessing an RSS feed is simple and not overly complicated. It is easy to store the news in a data structure and therefor parsing the information to a
ListView.builder in Flutter.
Since the news outlets only provide titles and quick teasers in the RSS feeds, accessing the article is done through a web browser. To provide a more seamless expierence, we use a WebView to present the article in-app.
What software you need
- Git or GitHub Desktop for sharing code and keeping track of features
- GitKraken for a visual representation of commits
- Code Editor (IDE)
- Flutter by Google
- Cookbook by Google for Flutter tutorials
Widgets and Features
- The WebFeed plugin allows Flutter to parse (to process) information from a RSS feed