Dart & Flutter on Chrome OS
Developing Flutter apps on Chrome OS is now supported via Chrome OS’s Linux support - both for the Play Store and Flutter for web. To do this a little bit of setup is required:
Setting up VS Code and Flutter on Chrome OS
For instructions on setting up VS Code and Flutter on Chrome OS see Tim Sneath’s Flutter Development on a Pixelbook article.
Setting up Chrome OS for Flutter web projects
Flutter for web needs to launch Chrome with additional flags that are not available on Chrome OS’s version of the Chrome browser so you’ll need to install the standalone version of Chrome in the Linux container.
- Go to google.com/chrome
- Click Download Chrome
- Click full list of supporting operating systems
- Click Linux
- Select 64 bit .deb and click Accept and Install
- Download the .deb file into the Linux Files area of your Chromebook
- Open your Chrome OS Linux terminal
sudo apt install <path to downloaded .deb file>