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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 11. Bringing Everyone on the Same Page, Firebase Invites, and Firebase App Indexing

"Promotions cannot happen when you cross your fingers, you need to put in a decent amount of effort."

— Unknown

Firebase Invites offers a way for users to promote the application to other potential users. Firebase Invites is a unique service for application referrals and sharing by means of email, SMS, or any means of communication developers intend. To make the invite user experience easier and more helpful or to produce links programmatically, we can utilize Firebase Dynamic Links. Word of mouth is a great medium for promoting products. 

In a recent study on 1,000 smartphone users, researchers found that the primary reason why people installed the certain app is due to the fact that it was recommended by a friend or colleague. Firebase Invites is a straightforward solution to make your existing users into your applications strongest advocates. 

Firebase Invites can be integrated easily and also can...