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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
Dedication
Packt Upsell
Contributors
Preface
9
Application Usage Measuring and Notification, Firebase Analytics, and Cloud Messaging
11
Bringing Everyone on the Same Page, Firebase Invites, and Firebase App Indexing
12
Making a Monetary Impact and Firebase AdMob and AdWords
13
Flexible NoSQL and Cloud Firestore
14
Analytics Data, Clairvoyant, Firebase Predictions
Index

Chapter 13. Flexible NoSQL and Cloud Firestore

"No matter how modern it looks, it just does the same old storage thing but efficiently."

— Unknown

Firestore sounds fancy enough! Well, what is Firestore doing in the Firebase toolchain? In October, 2017, Firebase released an Release Candidate (RC) beta tool called Firestore. Just a few months ago, this tool stepped into the developer world and has already created a huge buzz because of the kind of features it offers. It is well known as a document database. Firestore is a NoSQL document database for app development. Data in Firestore syncs app data on a global scale. 

Cloud Firestore is an adaptable, versatile database for application development from Firebase and Google Cloud Platform. Like Firebase Realtime Database, it keeps your information in sync over different applications through real-time listener callbacks and offers offline help for versatile app development, so that you can build responsive applications that work regardless of network...