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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 a Cloud Storage

Firebase Cloud Storage service is built for scaling storage, up to exabytes, if and when it's required. Firebase also allows a smooth transition from prototype to production, using existing file storage infrastructure. Firebase Cloud Storage helps to store files inside a Google Cloud Storage Bucket. Later, the data can be accessed from Firebase and Google Cloud. 

Firebase Cloud Storage permits files of any type to be stored using the Google Cloud Storage platform. All the data that we upload is saved in a Google Cloud Bucket. By default, all the data and files are stored in a single bucket, but Firebase also allows configuring multiple buckets. Firebase handles everything in the background, from resuming the upload process to retrying the loss of connectivity.

Firebase enables developers to add custom metadata to files. Similar to Real-time Database, Firebase Cloud Storage also has a set of rules and security parameters to ensure the data remains safe. Using Firebase...