State management, as simple as it gets

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Bloobit is a state management approach inspired by the BloC pattern, but without streams (or any observer pattern) by default. Bloobit and the BloC pattern aim to separate presentation from business logic, but Bloobit is not an implementation of the Bloc pattern. You just call setState() when the state changes. There is no magic. There are only around 100 lines of code, depending on who's counting. You can read and understand the code.

If you need to follow the BloC pattern, I recommend Cubit in the Bloc library.

Bloobit is currently in beta but getting closer to a full release.

Implement Business Logic

Extend Bloobit<TState> and send messages or events to the Bloobit via the methods. Call setState when the state changes.

///This extends `Bloobit` and implements the business logic with methods.
///When the state changes, we call `setState()`
class AppBloobit extends Bloobit<AppState> {
  int get callCount => state.callCount;
  bool get isProcessing => state.isProcessing;
  bool get displayWidgets => state.displayWidgets;

  final CountServerService countServerService;

  AppBloobit(this.countServerService, {void Function(AppState)? onSetState})
      : super(const AppState(0, false, true), onSetState: onSetState);

  void hideWidgets() {
    setState(state.copyWith(displayWidgets: false));

  Future<void> callGetCount() async {
    setState(state.copyWith(isProcessing: true));

    final callCount = await countServerService.getCallCount();

    setState(state.copyWith(isProcessing: false, callCount: callCount));


We usually use immutable state, but there is no reason you can't use mutable state. Bloobit is agnostic about this. Bloobit is just a wrapper around setState().

///The immutable state of the app
class AppState {
  final int callCount;
  final bool isProcessing;
  final bool displayWidgets;

  const AppState(

  AppState copyWith({
    int? callCount,
    bool? isProcessing,
    bool? displayWidgets,
  }) =>
        callCount ?? this.callCount,
        isProcessing ?? this.isProcessing,
        displayWidgets ?? this.displayWidgets,

You can easily inspect the state and the Bloobit in the widget tree using the dev tools. See the next section about the BloobitPropagator dev tools


This is the easiest way to use bloobit. Put a BloobitWidget in the tree and instantiate your bloobit like this. Check out the second example to see how to use bloobit with dependency injection and ioc_container.

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  const MyApp({super.key});

  Widget build(BuildContext context) => MaterialApp(
        title: 'Bloobit Sample',
        theme: ThemeData(
        home: BloobitWidget<AppBloobit>(
          bloobit: AppBloobit(),
          builder: (context, bloobit) => MyHomePage(
            title: 'Bloobit Sample',
            bloobit: bloobit,

Expose Bloobit Throughout the Widget Tree

If you want to nest widgets, you need to wrap your widgets in a BloobitPropagator. This is an InheritedWidget. The BloobitPropagator will pass the Bloobit to the children.

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  final IocContainer container;

  const MyApp(this.container, {super.key});

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      debugShowCheckedModeBanner: false,
      title: 'Flutter Demo',
      theme: ThemeData(
      home: BloobitPropagator<AppBloobit>(
        bloobit: container.get<AppBloobit>(),
        child: const Home(),

Accessing the Bloobit

You can access the Bloobit from any widget in the widget tree under the BloobitPropagator. Use BloobitPropagator.of.

class CounterDisplay extends StatelessWidget {
  const CounterDisplay({Key? key}) : super(key: key);

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    final bloobit = BloobitPropagator.of<AppBloobit>(context).bloobit;
    return Padding(
      padding: const EdgeInsets.all(10),
      child: Container(
        height: 200,
        width: 200,
        color: const Color(0xFFEEEEEE),
        child: Column(
          children: <Widget>[
            const Text(
              'You have pushed the button this many times:',
            if (bloobit.isProcessing)
              const CircularProgressIndicator()
                style: Theme.of(context).textTheme.headline4,

Convert To a Stream

Bloobit is designed to work with only one StatefulWidget. As you can see in the example, you don't mutliple StatefulWidgets to power multiple child widgets. Bloc is designed to work with many, but most of the time, it is not necessary to work with multiple StatefulWidget's. However, you can stream state changes from the Bloobitand use the [ioc_container]( package to wire up streaming for multiple listeners. See the example folder for the streaming code. You could use this with [StreamBuilder]( or multiple otherStatefulWidget's.

void main() {
  //Register services and the view model with an IoC container
  final builder = IocContainerBuilder()
    //A simple singleton service to emulate a server counting calls
    //Adds a Stream for AppState changes
    //The Bloobit
    ..addSingleton((con) => AppBloobit(con.get<CountServerService>(),
        onSetState: (s) =>
            //Streams state changes to the AppState stream

  var container = builder.toContainer();

      //Stream the state changes to the debug console
      .listen((appState) => debugPrint(appState.callCount.toString()));