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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 5. Arsenal for Your Files – Firebase Cloud Storage

"The more storage you have, the more stuff you accumulate."

— Alexis Stewart

Cloud Storage for Firebase is an intense, straightforward, and economic data storage service built at Google scale. The Firebase SDKs for Cloud Storage add Google security to file transfers and downloads for your Firebase applications, paying little respect to network quality. You can utilize SDKs to store pictures, audio, video, or other client produced content. On the server, using Google Cloud Storage, we can get access to these stored files. 

Firebase Cloud Storage allows web and mobile platforms to upload and download files more elegantly and securely. Firebase SDK offers a library for Firebase Cloud Storage. Developers can write programs that can upload or download the user files. Also, Firebase SDK handles weak network connections by itself. Firebase SDK can re-initiate the process from where it stopped. It also helps developers to be less concerned...