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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

Setting up Firebase Authentication

As we learned in Chapter 1Keep it real – Firebase Realtime Database, we can make use of Android Studio to integrate Firebase, or we can follow the traditional way of integrating Firebase features through the console by adding configuration files and dependencies manually.

In this chapter, we will explore the complete features and potential of Firebase Authentication. We will later create a new Android project and add the Firebase SDK and authentication Gradle dependency. 

Add the following dependency to an already configured project. At the time of writing, Firebase authentication had a version 16.0.1. It may vary in your builds, but the components class names will remain same:

implementation ''

Firebase Authentication can follow two methods of implementation, one using Firebase Auth UI and the other using the Firebase SDK. The authentication process will make use of the FirebaseAuth shared instance. Reference to this...