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Firebase Cookbook

By : Houssem Yahiaoui
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Firebase Cookbook

By: Houssem Yahiaoui

Overview of this book

Do you feel tired just thinking or even hearing about backend technologies, authentication or the tedious task of deployment? Firebase is here to change the way you develop and make your app a first-class citizen of the cloud. This books takes a solution based approach by providing you recipes that would help you understand the features of Firebase and implement them in your existing web or mobile applications. We start-off by creating our first Firebase application and integrating its services into different platforms and environments for mobile as well as web applications. Then we deep dive into Real-time Database and Firebase Storage that allows your users to access data across various devices with realtive ease. With each chapter you will gradually create the building blocks of your application from securing your data with Firebase Rules to authenticating your users with O-Auth. Moving along we would explore modern application development techniques such as creating serverless applications with Firebase Cloud Functions or turning your traditional applications into progressive apps with Service workers. Finally you will learn how to create cross-platform mobile apps, integrate Firebase in native platforms, and learn how to monetize your mobile applications using Admob for Android and iOS.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Firebase Cloud FireStore

Adding the Firebase plugin to our application

One of NativeScript's most powerful features is the possibility of incorporating truly native SDKs. So, in this context, we can install the Firebase NativeScript on Android using the normal gradle installation command. You can also do it on iOS via a Podfile if you are running macOS and want to create an iOS application along the way. However, the NativeScript ecosystem is pluggable, which means the ecosystem has plugins that extend certain functionalities. Those plugins usually incorporate native SDKs and expose the functionalities using JavaScript so we can exploit them directly within our application.

In this recipe, we're going to use the wonderfully easy-to-use Eddy Verbruggen Firebase plugin, so let's see how we can add it to our project.