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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

Firebase Crash Reporting and Crashlytics

Within the Firebase toolchain, Crash Reporting was a robust tool for collecting the nitty gritty report of errors and crashes. Despite the fact that it was powerful, it had its pros and cons. Crash analysis is a crucial ingredient of daily errands, and it aims at solving issues that users experienced with our app by looking by the side of the stack trace and, composed with its context, fixing problematic bugs and troublesome conditions. Firebase Crash Reporting will add 900 kilobytes of size to the APK (Android binary executable), whereas Crashlytics is close to 100 kilobytes. Keeping all of this in mind there are numerous technical factors that are accountable to make Crashlytics as the primary tool. Firebase officially declared that Crashlytics would be the primary solution for Crash Reporting soon. Overtime, Crashlytics has improved and eventually superseded Firebase Crash Reporting. There are a couple of user experience glitches in Firebase crash...