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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 AdMob is a service that helps to monetize an application through in-app advertising. All the effort you might have invested to build that great application and all the users you have acquired will generate revenue from the advertisements. AdMob is a powerful mobile advertising platform from Google. AdMob with Firebase provides an extensive data and analytics capabilities. Firebase integrates with your existing AdMob configurations too. Some of the key capabilities are earning through in-app advertisement, improving user experience, quick scaling capabilities, accessing monetization reports, and much more. 

AdMob offers different types of ads such as banner ads, interstitial ads, video ads, or native ads. These components are added to the native UI components. Additionally, AdMob also offers in-app purchase advertisements, which allow users to buy an advertised product within the application. AdMob uses the Google Mobile Ads SDK. The SDK also helps developers to fetch more data...