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Install the Flutter SDK

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  • Prerequisites
  • Install the SDK
  • Update the Package Version
  • Apple Privacy Manifest

You can use the Atlas Device SDK for Flutter in a Flutter project or in a standalone Dart project. This guide provides instructions for installing the SDK in both types of projects.

To get started with the Atlas Device SDK for Flutter, you need to install the following, depending on the type of app you are developing:

  • For Flutter or Dart apps, install Flutter with Dart in your development environment. The Flutter installation includes Dart. To learn how, refer to the official Flutter Installation Guide.

  • For standalone Dart apps, you can install Dart in your development environment without Flutter. To learn how, refer to the official Dart Installation Guide.

The latest version of the Flutter SDK requires the following minimum versions:

  • Flutter version 3.19.0 or later.

  • Dart version 3.3.0 or later.

The Flutter SDK supports the following platforms:

  • iOS

  • Android

  • macOS

  • Windows running on 64-bit architecture

  • Linux running on 64-bit architecture


Unsupported Platforms

The Flutter SDK does not support the following platforms:

  • Web

  • Windows running on ARM64 or 32-bit architectures

  • Linux running on ARM64 or 32-bit architectures

The Atlas Device SDK for Flutter has two packages available to install, depending on whether you are developing a Flutter or Dart standalone app:

  • realm: The Flutter SDK package for use in Flutter applications.

  • realm_dart: The standalone Dart SDK package for use in Dart applications, such as CLI apps or running Dart in a server environment.

The standalone Dart package has the same usage as the Flutter package except where otherwise noted.


Atlas Device SDK and Realm

The Flutter SDK uses Realm Core database for device data persistence. When you install the Flutter SDK, the package names reflect Realm naming.


To use the SDK in your app, import the package into any files where you will use it:

To change the version of the SDK in your project, perform the following steps, depending on whether you are using the realm or realm_dart package:


Update the package version in your pubspec.yaml file dependencies.



Flutter SDK v2.0.0 Breaking Change to Generated Files

Flutter SDK version 2.0.0 introduces an update to the builder, which impacts how files generate. In v2.0.0 and later, all generated files use the .realm.dart naming convention instead of .g.dart.

This is a breaking change for existing apps. For information on how to upgrade an existing app from an earlier SDK version to v2.0.0 or later, refer to Upgrade to Flutter SDK v2.0.0.

If you have issues using the updated SDK version in your application, you can delete the .realm database file created by the SDK, and restart the application. Note that deleting the .realm file also deletes all data stored in the database on that client.

For more information, refer to Delete a Realm File - Flutter SDK.

New in version 2.2.0.

Apple requires any apps or third-party SDKs that use required reasons APIs to provide a privacy manifest. The manifest contains details about the app's or SDK's data collection and use practices, and it must be included when submitting new apps or app updates to the Apple App Store. For more details about these requirements, refer to Upcoming third-party SDK requirements on the Apple Developer website.

Starting in Flutter SDK version 2.2.0, the SDK ships with a privacy manifest for iOS and macOS environments, contained in the realm package. Both privacy manifests contain Apple's required API disclosures and the reasons for using those APIs.

You can view these privacy manifests in the SDK package or directly in the realm-dart GitHub repository:

The Flutter SDK does not:

  • Include analytics code in builds for the App Store.

  • Log into Atlas on its own behalf.


Additional Disclosures May Be Required for App Services

The Flutter SDK privacy manifest does not include disclosures for App Services APIs.

If your app uses any Atlas App Services functionality, such as user authentication or Device Sync, you may need to provide additional disclosures that detail your data collection and use practices when using these APIs. For example, if your app initializes an App client to:

For more information, refer to Apple's Privacy Manifest Files documentation.

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