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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 9. Application Usage Measuring and Notification, Firebase Analytics, and Cloud Messaging

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."

– Albert Einstein, Physicist

Firebase Analytics offers an approach to find out about the user base of an application, and to examine and track the manner by which those users are drawn in and connect with the application.

This chapter will provide an overview of Firebase Analytics and present the highlights of this service. The chapter will start by outlining the distinctive features of Firebase Analytics including events, user parameters, and audiences.

The subsequent sections will help us explore the different screens that make up the analytics area of the Firebase console before working through a tutorial exercise including the aforementioned events.

Also in this chapter, we will be exploring Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM), which is a cross-platform messaging solution that allows delivery of the messages...