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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

Customizing hosting behavior

Firebase hosting offers a number of customizations, including rewrites, error pages, redirects, and headers. These customizations help with how your web application is behaving at any given point. Let's explore the most important features.

Custom 404/Not Found page

As developers, we need to realise the user is not going to be tech savvy; he will run into some error scenarios, and identifying them before that happens is very helpful. If the user tries a different URL than the suggested URL, we should show an error page. The process of adding the error page is straightforward; it's just a 404.html page inside your public directory and Firebase will show the page if the user tries a different URL. 


URL redirects help to avoid broken link situations and are also used for URL shortening. When a browser tries to open the shortened URL, or a URL that has moved to another destination, using redirects we can still reach the expected page. Fundamentally, redirects...