A simple Flutter UI clone showing a countdown timer utilising the Stream class. My submission for one of WRI assignments.
The UI is taken from Angelica Dovnar | Daily UI 14 – Countdown Timer on Dribbble.
How it works
CountdownBloc, which is basically a stream that emits the current difference and the next difference every second.
The reason why we need the next difference is because we need to know one second ahead due to how the ticking animation works. It basically scrolls to the next ‘second’ then replace the number and reset the animation repeatedly. For example, current time diff is 20, the animation will scroll to 19, but 19 is still on the next time diff. This knowledge is used to determine whether or not to animate the clock digit.
The animation is done using
Transform.translate widget. To get the scrolling digit effect, the entire clock display is wrapped in a
Wrap widget to hide the overflowed widget just like how
overflow: hidden in CSS.
brestnichki/humanbeans-clock was used as a reference when building the animation logic.
It’s just a Flutter project. You can just press F5 on Android Studio or VSCode and be done with your day.
Although, if you don’t like those options, you can always run
flutter run in your CLI, but you won’t get the niceties that come with the debugger.