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Fetching Data From the Internet

Fetching Data From the Internet

In Flutter, you can easily retrieve data from web APIs and display it in your app.

Setting Up the Project

Before we begin, ensure you have Flutter installed and set up on your system. Create a new Flutter project using the following command:

flutter create fetch_data_demo

Adding Dependencies

In your pubspec.yaml file, add the http package to your dependencies:

    sdk: flutter
  http: ^0.14.0

Import the package:

import 'package:http/http.dart' as http;

Fetching Data From the Internet

Step 1: Create a Model Class

Create a model class to represent the data you'll be fetching. This class will help organize the data received from the API.

class Post {
  final int id;
  final String title;
  final String body;

  Post({required this.id, required this.title, required this.body});

  factory Post.fromJson(Map json) {
    return Post(
      id: json['id'],
      title: json['title'],
      body: json['body'],

Step 2: Fetch Data From the API

Create a function to fetch data from the internet. In this example, we'll fetch data from the JSONPlaceholder API.

Future> fetchPosts() async {
  final response = await http.get(Uri.parse('https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/posts'));

  if (response.statusCode == 200) {
    final List jsonResponse = json.decode(response.body);
    return jsonResponse.map((data) => Post.fromJson(data)).toList();
  } else {
    throw Exception('Failed to load posts');

Step 3: Display the Data

In your widget's build method, call the fetchPosts function and display the fetched data.

class FetchDataWidget extends StatefulWidget {
  _FetchDataWidgetState createState() => _FetchDataWidgetState();

class _FetchDataWidgetState extends State {
  late Future> futurePosts;

  void initState() {
    futurePosts = fetchPosts();

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return FutureBuilder>(
      future: futurePosts,
      builder: (context, snapshot) {
        if (snapshot.hasData) {
          return ListView.builder(
            itemCount: snapshot.data!.length,
            itemBuilder: (context, index) {
              return ListTile(
                title: Text(snapshot.data![index].title),
                subtitle: Text(snapshot.data![index].body),
        } else if (snapshot.hasError) {
          return Text('Error: ${snapshot.error}');
        } else {
          return CircularProgressIndicator();

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