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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


The more storage you have, the more stuff you accumulate. Firebase storage is a powerful service that Firebase offers. In this chapter, we  explored storage features and most importantly created a reference, without which we would not be able to proceed. Also, we  understood the file upload and download processes, and had a comprehensive view of file metadata and the process of deleting the files. Firebase is network-based and a remote cloud service we will encounter, so we looked at many issues resulting in common errors that we have learned how to handle. Security rules are the most important topic of the chapter, and introduce important keywords such as allow, match, and if. We also explored the general syntax for rules. Finally, we completed the chapter by understanding cloud functions for storage with an easy thumbnail generation code snippet.  In the next chapter, we will explore another powerful tool, Firebase hosting, and we will learn more web-related activities such as...