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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 Test Lab

The mobile platform has evolved rapidly in the last decade, and it will continue to do so. Every year advancement in software and hardware results in so many different form factors and nuances and this causes problems when building a unified fragmented software. Also, developers are writing applications that are hardware intensive, so developers will not be able to test their application in all of the hardware. Firebase Test Lab is a cloud-based application testing service and it offers several features to test your application with a diverse range of devices and software configuration. Firebase Test Lab allows testing in Android and iOS applications seamlessly. Suppose we are writing a commercial application for both iOS and Android platforms, Firebase Test Lab will be a go-to solution. 

Firebase Test Lab installs the application in a real device hosted in Google data center, so you can target a specific device and run your application to figure out the issues.