Book Image

Mastering Firebase for Android Development

By : Ashok Kumar S
Book Image

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

Firebase Remote Config

Before Firebase Remote Config, there was no simple method for rolling out unique improvements to an application's look or functions without issuing an update to existing users. There was, likewise, no real way to control which users got the update, making the rolling out of changes, performing A/B testing, or targeting particular user demographics difficult.

Firebase Remote Config solves this issue by giving developers a simple way to roll out remote configurations to an application and then target a particular group of users who will receive those changes. As with most other Firebase services, Remote Config starts by integrating a library into the project. Inside the application, an arrangement of parameters are then defined either in a Map object or an XML resource file.

These parameters appear as key-value pairs that are utilized to control the default design of the application. The code of the application is implemented with the end goal that these parameters are...