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A Flutter plugin to use the Firebase ML Kit.

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The flutter team now has the firebase_ml_vision package for Firebase ML Kit. Please consider trying to use firebase_ml_vision.

Note: This plugin is still under development, and some APIs might not be available yet. Feedback and Pull Requests are most welcome!


Recognize text(on device)
Recognize text(cloud)yetyet
Detect faces(on device)
Scan barcodes(on device)
Label Images(on device)
Label Images(cloud)yetyet
Recognize landmarks(cloud)yetyet
Custom model

What features are available on device or in the cloud?


To use this plugin, add mlkit as a dependency in your pubspec.yaml file.

Getting Started

Check out the example directory for a sample app using Firebase Cloud Messaging.

Android Integration

To integrate your plugin into the Android part of your app, follow these steps:

  1. Using the Firebase Console add an Android app to your project: Follow the assistant, download the generated google-services.json file and place it inside android/app. Next, modify the android/build.gradle file and the android/app/build.gradle file to add the Google services plugin as described by the Firebase assistant.

iOS Integration

To integrate your plugin into the iOS part of your app, follow these steps:

  1. Using the Firebase Console add an iOS app to your project: Follow the assistant, download the generated GoogleService-Info.plist file, open ios/Runner.xcworkspace with Xcode, and within Xcode place the file inside ios/Runner. Don't follow the steps named "Add Firebase SDK" and "Add initialization code" in the Firebase assistant.

  2. Remove the use_frameworks! line from ios/Podfile (workaround for flutter/flutter#9694).

Dart/Flutter Integration

From your Dart code, you need to import the plugin and instantiate it:

import 'package:mlkit/mlkit.dart';

FirebaseVisionTextDetector detector = FirebaseVisionTextDetector.instance;

// Detect form file/image by path
var currentLabels = await detector.detectFromPath(_file?.path);

// Detect from binary data of a file/image
var currentLabels = await detector.detectFromBinary(_file?.readAsBytesSync());

custom model interpreter

native sample code

import 'package:mlkit/mlkit.dart';
import 'package:image/image.dart' as img;

FirebaseModelInterpreter interpreter = FirebaseModelInterpreter.instance;
FirebaseModelManager manager = FirebaseModelManager.instance;
        FirebaseCloudModelSource(modelName: "mobilenet_v1_224_quant"));

var imageBytes = (await rootBundle.load("assets/mountain.jpg")).buffer;
img.Image image = img.decodeJpg(imageBytes.asUint8List());
image = img.copyResize(image, 224, 224);
var results = await
                        [1, 224, 224, 3],
                        [1, 1001]),

Uint8List imageToByteList(img.Image image) {
    var _inputSize = 224;
    var convertedBytes = new Uint8List(1 * _inputSize * _inputSize * 3);
    var buffer = new ByteData.view(convertedBytes.buffer);
    int pixelIndex = 0;
    for (var i = 0; i < _inputSize; i++) {
      for (var j = 0; j < _inputSize; j++) {
        var pixel = image.getPixel(i, j);
        buffer.setUint8(pixelIndex++, (pixel >> 16) & 0xFF);
        buffer.setUint8(pixelIndex++, (pixel >> 8) & 0xFF);
        buffer.setUint8(pixelIndex++, (pixel) & 0xFF);
    return convertedBytes;