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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 15. Training Your Code and ML Kit

"What we want is a machine that can learn from experience."

— Alan Turing 

Machine learning (ML) can be defined as an ability to learn without programming, and ML and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are the most happening buzzwords in recent times. The terms AI and ML are from the same branches of a tree, but both are quite different. AI is the more extensive idea of machines having the capacity to do tasks in a way that we would consider "smart", whereas Machine Learning is an application of AI based on the possibility that we should simply have the capacity to give machines access to data and let them learn for themselves.

In Google IO 2018, Google officially announced some new, cutting edge technology to build great mobile and web applications. This includes a beta version of ML Kit. ML Kit is an exclusive mobile software SDK that helps in building ML-based applications. Currently, Firebase ML Kit supports iOS and Android. 

Even though ML Kit is powerful...