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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 Invites

The title of the tool clearly implies something about inviting. Perhaps this is the time to explore what Firebase offers as a platform to recommend your application to a user's friends, colleagues, and so on. If you think you have built a perfect and great application and you don't know how to reach a vast amount of users, think of the old saying "word of mouth is the best way to reach people". Here in Firebase Invites, we will integrate a rich sharing mechanism and if your existing users like the product, they do not have to write a big email and don't have to undertake any kind of trouble since Firebase helps in simplifying the whole process of recommending your application. 

In Chapter 10Firebase Remote Config and Dynamic Links, we explored dynamic links, which actually play a great role in inviting users. To implement an easy sharing experience, Firebase handles the invitation flow for you, this helps you to focus on some of the unfinished features of your application...