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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 14. Analytics Data, Clairvoyant, Firebase Predictions

"The best way to predict the future is to create it"

— Peter Drucker

Google Analytics for Firebase is a powerful part of the platform, and it also offers free insights on application usage and user engagement. Firebase Analytics helps developers to understand how their users are interacting with the application. From the data it captures, we can derive which part of the application is delightful to the users and which needs to be improved.

In addition to the analytics, what if we can go further and learn ahead of time which users can become active, which users can make in-app purchases, or create a dynamic user group of the application? Having this ability, we can use other Firebase tools such as notifications and remote config to give a customized user experience. Perhaps the whole process is not easy on its own. Google Firebase supports it with powerful machine learning algorithms to identify and predict a user's behavior ahead...