Creating a Backend for iOS - Firebase

Video description

Learn how to create a backend for your iOS apps using Firebase

About This Video

  • Learn how to use CocoaPods
  • Learn to make an app backend with Firebase
  • Create your own social network

In Detail

Most iPhone apps connect to some sort of backend, whether it is a video game that has game servers, a social network that keeps users connected, or an inventory system for a business. In this course, you will learn how to create a backend system for your iOS apps using Firebase.

We'll begin first by learning about CocoaPods. CocoaPods allow us to bring other people's code into our project. We will need this in order to get Firebase code into our project. Then we will start the course project: creating a simple version of SnapChat. Doing this will allow us to learn the ins and outs of Firebase.

After installing Firebase, you'll move on to learn how to build our social network one step at a time. First, you'll master user account creation and user authentication. Then you'll create snaps to send to other users. Throughout all this, you'll learn about Firebase's database, storage, and authentication system.

The code bundle for this video course is available at

Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 : CocoaPods
    1. The Course Overview 00:02:19
    2. Installing CocoaPods 00:07:18
    3. Adding CocoaPods to a Project 00:09:31
  2. Chapter 2 : Firebase
    1. Firebase Starting 00:10:32
    2. Auth UI 00:08:48
    3. Auth Details 00:09:11
    4. Firebase Auth 00:09:47
  3. Chapter 3 : Snapchat Clone
    1. SnapFun 00:09:50
    2. Create Snap UI 00:09:04
    3. Firebase Storage 00:08:45
    4. Uploading Images 00:08:57
    5. Select Users 00:09:12
    6. Firebase Database 00:09:17
    7. Creating a Snap 00:07:19
    8. View Snap 00:09:25
    9. Delete Snap 00:11:51

Product information

  • Title: Creating a Backend for iOS - Firebase
  • Author(s): Nick Walter
  • Release date: May 2018
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781788297455