Most apps we build are composed of some sort of scrollable list of items. Some contain so many items that the response from the API is generally paginated. As app developers we consume these API and display the data to the user. There are a couple of ways we can approach this.

One is having a paginator at the bottom of the page

Another approach is having an infinite scrolling list. We do this by loading more items when we approach the end of the current list and append them. Creating a seamless scrolling experience.

To simplify this I’ve built a widget that will wrap a ScrollView which could be a ListView or a GridView and provides a listener to warn you when the user is reaching the end of the list. This will allow you to preload the next batch of items.

The code would look something like this:

Check out the package on pub or the code over in GitHub


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