We just released a new course on the freeCodeCamp.org YouTube channel that will teach you how to build a full stack application. This beginner-friendly course will guide you through the process of creating a fully functional YouTube clone app, utilizing some of the latest technologies in mobile app development.

Here are the key technologies used in this course:

  • Flutter: Flutter is an open-source UI software development kit created by Google. It is used to develop applications for Android, iOS, Linux, macOS, Windows, and the web from a single codebase.

  • Firebase: Firebase is a platform developed by Google for creating mobile and web applications. It provides a variety of tools and services to help you develop high-quality apps, including authentication, databases, and cloud storage.

  • Riverpod: Riverpod is a state management library for Flutter. It helps manage the state of your application in a clean, efficient, and scalable way.

Course Overview

This course is perfect for beginners who have some familiarity with Flutter and Dart. You will learn to build a YouTube clone step-by-step, from setting up the project to deploying the final application. Here's a summary of what each section covers:

  1. Introduction: Overview of the project and technologies used.

  2. Firebase Setup: Creating a Firebase project and integrating it with the Flutter application.

  3. Initial Project Setup: Introducing the starting project structure and setting up the login page UI.

  4. Authentication: Implementing Google Sign-In and other sign-in methods.

  5. State Management with Riverpod: Introducing Riverpod and managing user authentication state.

  6. Firestore Database: Setting up Firestore to collect and manage user data, including username validation and channel features.

  7. User Interface Development: Creating and customizing various UIs like login, channel settings, and account pages.

  8. Video Upload and Playback: Implementing features for picking, uploading, and displaying long and short videos, including creating video thumbnails and playback functionalities.

  9. Social Features: Adding features for commenting, liking, and subscribing to channels, as well as filtering and searching videos and channels.

The course is divided into multiple sections, each focusing on a different aspect of building the YouTube clone:

  • Firebase Integration: Set up Firebase and create a Firestore database to manage user data and videos.

  • User Authentication: Implement user sign-in using Google Sign-In and other methods, along with user data collection and validation.

  • Channel Management: Build features for user channels, including creating, customizing, and displaying channel data.

  • Video Features: Develop functionalities for uploading, displaying, and managing long and short videos, including creating thumbnails, playing videos, and displaying suggested videos.

  • Social Interaction: Add features for commenting on videos, liking videos, viewing video details, and subscribing to channels.

Watch the full course on the freeCodeCamp.org YouTube channel (8-hour watch).