Firebase for Android Development

Video description

Develop real-time Firebase backends for your Android apps. Increase user engagement and build apps faster

About This Video

  • Create a cloud-connected backend effortlessly with Firebase, where you will be able to implement features in just minutes
  • Think from a user's perspective and analyze crucial aspects for your apps' success
  • Combine practical work with the knowledge you gain and carry these skills throughout your lifetime with Android App development

In Detail

Building a successful app needs a backend platform to store your users' data, which is taxing and inefficient if you try to create your own. There are so many devices that would take you forever if you tried to test your app on them. You will waste time fixing bugs affecting your app and it's almost impossible to tailor your app to each user's needs.

This course starts by explaining the features and benefits of using Firebase as a backend. Firebase is a seamless way to connect your app to the cloud. This way, your app can access its various tools and services—for example, its databases (to create an easy backend) and its crash reporting services, to save you plenty of time debugging. This course will help you build a to-do list application that rewards users with value points for completing tasks, allowing them to reap rewards such as special features as they get more tasks done. You'll also be able to access a PC version of the app to add and remove items, which will update on all platforms in real-time. You'll even be able to send alerts from the PC to the Android version of the app, even if the app hasn't yet been opened on Android, to make sure important tasks never go unchecked.

By the end of the course, you will be able to implement Firebase and its different tools and services in any app. You will be trained to think from the perspective of your users, build the right backends to support their needs, and run effective tests to make sure the features you build are successful.

All the code files for this course are available on Github at -

Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Introduction to Firebase
    1. The Course Overview 00:02:43
    2. What Is Firebase? 00:01:28
    3. Final Project Demo 00:01:24
    4. Environment Setup 00:06:40
  2. Chapter 2 : Storing Data with the Firestore Database
    1. Knowing Data Model 00:01:55
    2. Importing Firebase Dependencies 00:01:45
    3. Introducing Firebase Authentication 00:00:59
    4. Getting Users Authenticated 00:07:11
    5. Introducing Cloud Firestore 00:01:15
    6. Storing Data with Firestore 00:10:41
    7. Deleting List Items 00:05:13
    8. Understanding Firestore Security Rules 00:02:50
  3. Chapter 3 : Access Cloud Storage
    1. Debugging Common Firebase Issues 00:04:48
    2. Designing Our App 00:10:23
    3. Introducing Firebase Cloud Storage 00:01:08
    4. Uploading Images to the Cloud 00:12:17
    5. Downloading and Displaying Images 00:08:27
    6. Storage Security Rules 00:05:02
  4. Chapter 4 : Learning about Our Users with Analytics
    1. Introducing Firebase Analytics 00:01:30
    2. Visiting Our Analytics Dashboard 00:06:48
    3. Logging Key Events 00:06:55
    4. What Is User Segmentation? 00:01:21
    5. Defining User Segments 00:03:38
  5. Chapter 5 : Reaching Out to Users with Cloud Messaging
    1. Introducing Firebase Cloud Messaging 00:01:01
    2. Sending Messages Through the Console 00:06:01
    3. Different Applications of Cloud Messaging 00:01:26
  6. Chapter 6 : Tailoring In-App Experience with Remote Config
    1. Introducing Firebase Remote Config 00:01:50
    2. Setting, Getting, and Fetching Server-Side Parameters 00:04:06
    3. Exploring Remote Config Use Cases 00:02:13
  7. Chapter 7 : Responding to Key Events with Cloud Functions
    1. Introducing Firebase Cloud Functions 00:01:13
    2. Trigger – User’s First Log In 00:04:01
    3. Execution – Send Them a Welcome Message 00:05:56
  8. Chapter 8 : Effective Testing and Debugging
    1. Introducing Firebase Crashlytics 00:01:15
    2. Setting Up Crashlytics 00:02:42
    3. Customizing Crash Reports 00:04:46
    4. Introducing Firebase Test Lab 00:01:00
    5. Simultaneous Device Robo Testing 00:04:18
    6. Conducting A/B Tests 00:03:42
    7. Our Finished Value List 00:02:41

Product information

  • Title: Firebase for Android Development
  • Author(s): Eric Decanini
  • Release date: August 2018
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781789132625