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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 3. Safe and Sound – Firebase Crashlytics

“There is no such thing as an accident, only a failure to recognize the hand of fate”

– Napoleon

Monitoring crashes in your application will help you to identify runtime issues and failures of the application in different environments. Like every developer, you have written the code, and you have tested the app and published it in Play Store for everyone to use. As a developer, of course, you are aware that there are many use cases or errors that are merely exposed to you after you publish the application in the Play Store. Although you want your users to have seamless user experience without any performance failures and crashes or any Application Not Responding (ANR) errors, if there is bug that causes a problem for the application user you need to know that as soon as possible so you can fix it. To help with this, we can integrate Firebase Crash Reporting or Firebase Crashlytics. Firebase Crash Reporting is robust and it creates detailed reports...