Introduction to Providers

In Nylo, providers are booted initially from your main.dart file when your application runs. All your providers reside in /lib/app/providers/*, you can modify these files or create your providers using Metro.

Providers can be used when you need to initialize a class, package or create something before the app initially loads. I.e. the route_provider.dart class is responsible for adding all the routes to Nylo.

Deep dive

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:flutter_app/bootstrap/app.dart';
import 'package:nylo_framework/nylo_framework.dart';
import 'bootstrap/boot.dart';

void main() async {
  Nylo nylo = await Nylo.init(setup: Boot.nylo, setupFinished: Boot.finished); // This is where providers are booted

      navigatorKey: NyNavigator.instance.router.navigatorKey,
      onGenerateRoute: nylo.router!.generator(),
      debugShowCheckedModeBanner: false,


  • Boot.Nylo will loop through your registered providers inside config/providers.dart file and boot them.

  • Boot.Finished is called straight after "Boot.Nylo" is finished, this method will bind the Nylo instance to Backpack with the value 'nylo'.

E.g.'nylo'); // Nylo instance

Create a new Provider

You can create new providers by running the below command in the terminal.

dart run nylo_framework:main make:provider cache_provider

Provider Object

Your provider will have two methods, boot(Nylo nylo) and afterBoot(Nylo nylo).

When the app runs for the first time, any code inside your boot method will be executed first. You can also manipulate the Nylo object like in the below example.

Example: lib/app/providers/app_provider.dart

class AppProvider implements NyProvider {

  boot(Nylo nylo) async {
    await NyLocalization.instance.init(
        localeType: localeType,
        languageCode: languageCode,
        languagesList: languagesList,
        assetsDirectory: assetsDirectory,
        valuesAsMap: valuesAsMap);

    return nylo;

  afterBoot(Nylo nylo) async {
    User user = await Auth.user();
    if (!user.isSubscribed) {
      await Auth.remove();

The boot method provides an instance of Nylo as a parameter. The afterBoot method is called after Nylo has finished booting.

Inside the boot method, you must return an instance of Nylo or null like the above.