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Mastering Firebase for Android Development

By : Ashok Kumar S
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Mastering Firebase for Android Development

By: Ashok Kumar S

Overview of this book

Firebase offers a wide spectrum of tools and services to help you develop high-quality apps in a short period of time. It also allows you to build web and mobile apps quickly without managing the infrastructure.Mastering Firebase for Android Development takes you through the complete toolchain of Firebase,including the latest tools announced in Google IO 2018 such as Firebase ML-Kit, FireStore, and Firebase Predictions. The book begins by teaching you to configure your development environment with Firebase and set up a different structure for a Firebase real-time database. As you make your way through the chapters, you’ll establish the authentication feature in Android and explore email and phone authentication for managing the on-boarding of users. You’ll be taken through topics on Firebase crash reporting, Firebase functions, Firebase Cloud, Firebase Hosting, and Cloud Messaging for push notifications and explore other key areas in depth. In the concluding chapters, you will learn to use Firebase Test Lab to test your application before using Firebase Performance Monitoring to trace performance setbacks. By the end of the book, you will be well equipped with the Firebase ecosystem, which will help you find solutions to your common application development challenges.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell
Application Usage Measuring and Notification, Firebase Analytics, and Cloud Messaging
Bringing Everyone on the Same Page, Firebase Invites, and Firebase App Indexing
Making a Monetary Impact and Firebase AdMob and AdWords
Flexible NoSQL and Cloud Firestore
Analytics Data, Clairvoyant, Firebase Predictions

Chapter 10. Changing Your App – Firebase Remote Config and Dynamic Links

"Art of changing the look and feel"

– Unknown 

Firebase Remote Config is one of the most talked about concepts in recent times; it's a tool that offers support for A/B testing and other significant features, such as the customization of an application. When it was announced at Google I/O 2016, Remote Config created a huge buzz in the developer community. Before then, there was not an easy way to change simple functionality or even the appearance of an application published on the Play Store. Developers were having to use a separate production app even for the simplest of changes. Since the release of Remote Config, rolling out updates without needing to install an app is now straightforward, and the dynamic changes implemented can be released to users through the Firebase console. In this chapter, we are going to explore Remote Config in detail.

In addition, Dynamic Links helps new users to install an application from...