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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

Chapter 8. A Smart Watchdog – Firebase Performance Monitoring

"The accurate measure of any great software product is its PERFORMANCE." 

– Unknown

The name of this tool clearly indicates that it is a service for monitoring the performance of an application. It gives a comprehensive insight into the performance characteristics of your iOS and Android apps. Firebase offers an SDK to help in capturing the data of an application. Later, developers can review and analyze this data in the Firebase Console. Performance Monitoring also assists in improving performance based on the data captured and by fixing issues which result in poor performance. 

The Performance Monitoring tool is in the beta stage, in spite of the fact its beta Performance Monitoring delivers excellent features for improving application performance. In this chapter, we will explore the following aspects of Performance Monitoring:

  • An overview of Firebase Performance Monitoring
  • Automatic traces
  • Disabling Performance Monitoring
  • Keeping...