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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 Predictions 

Firebase Predictions uses analytics data to anticipate or predict user actions. Using Firebase Predictions with remote config, developers can increase conversions by providing custom experience based on the user type and analytics information. 

Use Firebase Predictions with a notification composer to deliver the right message to the right user groups. Using remote config we can build multiple variants of the application and we can evaluate the effectiveness of the prediction strategies. We can make an application engaging by understanding the user's next move. Firebase Predictions dynamically segments your users based on their collected data. In the Firebase console, we can see that there are pre-populated cards including churn, non_churn, spend, and non_spend types and also a card to create a custom prediction. The default cards are explained in further detail here:

  • CHURN: The CHURN group contains users who have been active from the last seven days, yet are anticipated...