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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 Performance Monitoring

Performance Monitoring is a savior service when an application is experiencing crashes due to memory issues at the time of network calls, or even if the app is not fluid and is experiencing glitches in graphical redraw processes, and so on. There are two circumstances where developers have to write this application. The first one is when lower memory devices install the app and the second one is regarding lower bandwidth and network attenuation situations, and the application needs to behave based on network and memory adaptivity. To identify this on a wide variety of devices is practically impossible, so here we plug the Performance Monitoring SDK into iOS or Android applications to monitor traces and HTTP/s network requests from the app. The SDK will keep track of startup time and background activities. Performance Monitoring key capabilities include automatically monitoring app performance and network behaviors. Performance Monitoring assists developers...