Firebase is A back-end cloud platform to build Android and Web apps with a designed infrastructure. As we know today there are several Cloud service providers that are providing many backend features for developers however we’ve to specialize in a high-level factor to create high-quality apps.
In this post, you will know about What does Firebase offers to Developers.
Let’s Start with an Introduction about Firebase, It’s is a backend Service Provider acquired by Google in October 2014. The journey of Firebase has been remarkable after it has been considered as a complete backend solution for mobile and web development.
Google Firebase is also a used to perform Google Analytics function to constantly improve the UX/UI Design to enhance the quality of The Web and Mobile App Service. Having a real-time data persistence layer, which stores data and also pushes updates to any client listening on the updated records, scaling to hundreds of thousands of users automatically.Firebase Offers numerous features for its Developersandd Users, let’s have a look on Firebase Special features.
Without wasting too much time let’s come straight to the point that how Firebase Offers numerous features for its Developers and Users, so let’s have a look on Firebase Special features.
Strong Relation with All Platforms
Firebase is a development platform for the web applications, iOS platform and of course for the Android. The most amazing feature of Firebase is that it can support all the leading platforms together. Normally web developers have to make different applications for the different operating software’s, but not with the firebase as it can support all OS systems at once. This saves lots money of the big companies.
Firebase provides Real-time Database stores and syncs the data between your users in real time. Developers/Users can access data from any device & they can collaborate with other users Real-time Database and sends notifications to interested devices.It allows offline use and synchronizes the changes, if there are any, once the data connection is reestablished. User can specify database security roles No server maintenance and operations
Firebase performs really well in static content (HTML, js, images, etc.) over a secure SSL connection and then serve it on a CDN. Using Firebase flexible Security and Firebase Rules language which can easily define which users have read-and-write access to different parts of your app’s data.
Increase user re-engagement feature with Google Search integration as well as getting App in search results
In Android for Android Developers, by Using app indexing SDK or API, developers can submit content to search engine on the basis of how people use your app content.
Dynamic linking is a special feature of firebase that creates a connection link between ios and android platform with a browser. By Dynamic linking, a Developer can redirect a user to your website or to the Application Store.
also providing users customized experience on the basis of the sharing campaign that brought them to there
Dynamic links.Being a part of Firebase console, it also lets you see the stats through Firebase console so that you can check how many people clicked on link or you can use Firebase analytics to check which users first opened app through particular links
Through Firebase we can Invites and share all aspects of your app as a coupon code or a piece of content on Android as well as iOS. Firebase Invites feature works with its Analytics and a Developer can know when the user has installed or opened an app through invites.
AdWords is the best way to put ads in front of billions of people by setting up an ad campaign so that the developer can reach to users that might be interested in your app. For a better analysis, by Firebase Adwords we can build audiences, specific user segments and have AdWords to display our ads to users.
We can now include push notification functionality in the app without enabling your server port with using firebase. We just need to call one rest API that is providing by firebase then we can send Push notification in the app.
This is similar as the Google analytics with some better and improved changes. Firebase analytics is metrics tracked and enables web developers to see the number of downloads of the app and understand the behavior of the users. A developer can track user’s data like age, gender username etc using app analytics.
Firebase Cloud Messaging
FCM is a cross-platform messaging solution that enables developers to deliver messages to client apps and on top of it, Google provides this service for free. FCM feature can be easily integrated on an Android app or a web page.
This feature offers easy app authentication and verification of a suite tool that allows web developers to authenticate users. Firebase also offers built-in functionality for email & password authentication and third-party providers such as Facebook, Twitter, GitHub, and Google itself. The Firebase authentication for security standards, such as OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0.
Test Lab For Android Developers
It’s a great thing for An Android Developer to test his app with various devices so that he can know what will be the best for better UX/UI. The Firebase test lab run an auto test and then there is no need of additional code to do so
Test results contain detailed report including screenshots and device log.
A Developer will be very happy if he finds some crash reports to solve app errors. The Firebase crash reports feature display line number of code where your application is crashing. Then a Developer can resolve quickly this issue. crashes come with the detailed information like stack trace, device type and ordered by severity so that you know which issues you have to resolve first.
Firebase Remote Config lets you deploy the changes in a small number of users before you roll them out to a large audience in your app within minutes. The A/B testing feature letting you deliver different configurations to different groups of users simultaneously.
A storage capacity for its users to store all type of data. Easily manage to transfer Google cloud storage data to the Firebase storage. All transfers are robust and they automatically resume in case connection is broken which is useful for transferring large files over slow or unreliable mobile connections.
At the end, Many things are changing, but Firebase’s core principles remain the same. Google always care deeply about providing a great developer experience through easy-to-use APIs, intuitive interfaces, comprehensive documentation, and tight integrations And They are committed to cross-platform development for iOS, Android, and the Web.