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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

FirebaseUI social networking site authentication

Popular social networking sites include Google+, Facebook, and Twitter, whereas GitHub is more for engineers and software developers. Firebase can work with popular Authentication providers and it also supports non-popular authentication providers. We will explore the popular authentication providers using FirebaseUI. All of these providers use email and password credentials to log in to their services to retrieve user-related information. This means we don't have to enter the sign-up form to account creation all the required information is retrieved from providers. FirebaseUI makes the whole process sweet and simple. Since we have the projects ready to work on Authentication, we will follow the necessary steps to complete them. 

Google Sign-in

Google Sign-in expects two valid strings, namely an Email address and a valid password. Once the user enters the valid Google credentials, the application is ready to fetch the information required to...