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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 setup 

Firebase Crash Reporting will be obsolete soon, so why are we exploring it? Well, Firebase Crash Reporting still has some features that are worth trying, and Crashlytics will surely take some time to be the primary tool. There are hundreds and thousands of application in the market still relying on the Firebase Crash Reporting. You might also get a request to integrate Firebase Crash Report over Crashlytics. Until Google shuts down the tool we have to understand how to work with principles of Firebase Crash Reporting. Though integrating Firebase Crash Report is straightforward and easy there are a few places where we end up making mistakes, so here are the complete steps for a successful Firebase Crash Reports integration. 

Android Studio is the most straightforward option for integrating any of the Firebase toolchains. We can also go to the Firebase console and create the project and follow the configuration from there or let Android Studio do the necessary...