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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 Cloud Functions

Firebase Cloud Functions is a serverless computing solution to building event-driven applications. The intricate process of hosting code in the cloud virtual machine or inside your server is usually time-consuming and requires expertise in configurations and so forth. Firebase Cloud Functions helps developers to develop solutions quickly and efficiently, without the trouble of managing the server. Although the product is in beta stage, it has so many things to offer developers. Google and Firebase teams have built numerous features in Firebase Cloud Functions, and the tool is continuously evolving. Within the Google Cloud platform, there exists another Cloud Function tool called Google Cloud Functions targeting Google Cloud platform services. These two products are mutual efforts between the Google Cloud Platform team and the Firebase team. 

Firebase Cloud Functions, at the time of writing this book, supports almost all significant tools within the Firebase tools...