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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

Firebase Dynamic Links

Firebase Dynamic Links helps us to create URL links that allow new users to install an application or enables deep linking within the application itself. In this chapter, we have already explored Remote Config and its customization tools. Now it's time to look at Dynamic Links so that your users can visit a particular page by simply clicking on a URL. 

Social media or promotional campaigns use something similar to a URL, which is analyzed by the marketing team to check installs or page visits from potential users. There are many use cases available in Dynamic Links that will allow you to make the most of your application.

In addition, Dynamic Links can also prompt users to install an application if it is not already installed. (Dynamic Links supports iOS and Android at the time of writing.)

The main purpose of Dynamic Links is to permit application developers to create a URL that, when clicked, will either take the client to a particular location in an application or...