Google has recently revised its Firebase version at Annual I/O (Innovation in the Open) developer conference 2016, at San Francisco. The mobile developers were offered a SDK, database service, hosting tools, and user authentication services to build apps earlier with Firebase in 2014. It has expanded its services even further by launching a number of features at the conference. The new version takes in the Google’s existing tools such as the Cloud messaging, and aptly it has got turned into unified app platform comprising about 4,70,000 developers.
Let us look into some of the new features the Firebase incorporates for the benefit of the mobile app developers.
It is integrated with deep Analytics which could be utilized by adding a few lines of codes to the apps. This helps to feed the basic user information from the app to the Firebase which is traced after. It uses the data to build audience segments and facilitate the developers to analyze the users behavior in detail and scrutinize the performance of advertising campaigns.
The new notification system is based on Google Cloud Messaging and has changed its name as Firebase Cloud Messaging. It offers its users an unlimited notifications on Android, iOS, and, the web. The notification could be sent to the users belonging to the different countries (as the translated one) when coupled with the audience segmentation.
Google has integrated its Cloud Test lab into the Firebase with a new name as Firebase Test Lab to test the mobile apps on the real hardware.
The other features include crash reporting, create dynamic links into the app, facilitate the app users to share referral codes, Firebase App Indexing.
Further, Google has introduced the new pricing like free plan upto a certain limit; fixed rate plan for startups having a predictable monthly bill, and pay-as-you go for the larger apps. The Google hosts and maintains the Firebase on its cloud datacenters.
All the features are available for both the Android app development and the iOS app development (except Test Lab for iOS), whereas a few features are not yet supportive for the web applications. In a nutshell, Google has completely transformed the Firebase into a comprehensive solution to create back-end infrastructure for both mobile and web development. As a result, it recommends Firebase as the platform to build mobile apps.
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