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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

Deploying a website

Deploying a website is as simple as it sounds, with three simple steps, which are install the CLI, set up a project directory, and deploy your site. Well, if you have explored Chapter 4, Genie in the Cloud - Firebase Cloud Functions, it explains clearly how to install a Node environment. In addition to that, it also addresses how to install Firebase tools from the CLI.

Firebase CLI is a powerful and convenient tool for developers to manage, view, and deploy hosting services. Node, a popular JavaScript framework for backends and dynamic web content, is the primary requirement for developers to install the Firebase CLI tools. Please make sure you have installed Node and npm from the following URL:


Download the node environment specific to your platform. Since node offers many binary installers, make sure you are downloading the version that suits your processor and operating system type. 

To make sure you have installed the node environment...