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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


As we continue to explore the Firebase toolchain, Authentication turned out to be the biggest chapter. It is a practical chapter; we have seen how to work with different auth providers and we have experience in using the FirebaseUI library. We have explored how to create an account using an email address, phone number, Google, Facebook, and Twitter. We have learned to fetch the API key for different providers, and we also learned how to retrieve the SHA-1 fingerprint inside Android Studio. All the code snippets that we have seen in this chapter are Android community recommended code. We have extensively used the Firebase SDK and FirebaseUI to build most of the authentication use cases. Customizing the email address, we have also understood the Firebase console, managing users, and so on. Overall social networking and phone number login, anonymous login and linking the providers. In the next chapter, let's explore Firebase crash reporting.