Firebase is another mobile application development platform. It supports the web, iOS, OS X, and Android clients. It can significantly cut down development time and avoids messing with servers and data storage.
- It provides cloud service, so there isn't any setup required
- Data is stored as native JSON, so users can see what they stored
- Data is safe because Firebase requires 2048-bit SSL encryption for all data transfers.
- File storage backed by Google Cloud Storage
- Treat data as streams to build highly scalable applications
- Data is reflected and backed up to multiple secure locations, so hardly any chances of data loss
- It integrates nicely with frameworks like Angular JS. So it allows creating an app in a very short time
Advantages of Using Firebase For App Development
Firebase the latest platform which has effective tools to develop Mobile and Web Applications. It is founded by Andrew Lee and James Tamplin in September 2011. It is the fully featured platform for App Development. It is build to help developers to share various features between cross-platform apps related Database, Config, and Notifications. You can perform various complex operation easily with firebase to build high-quality and bug-free apps for Android, iOS, and The Web. With Firebase, you can integrate authentication functionality in the application, create storage functionality for an app to collect and store pictures, audio, and video without using server-side code.
Real-time Database: Firebase has real-time and cloud-based database where you can store data is JSON and synchronized continuously to all connected clients. If you want to create an Android, iOS, or Web app which provides real-time updates to users without creating Database or API then you should use firebase. It is capabilities to manage backend components of applications. The real-time database is the foremost advantage of the Firebase.
Authentication: There are many apps that need identification of a user to save user data in the cloud to provide an enhanced experience on various devices. Firebase provides instant UI Libraries and SDKs for authenticating client across application using email id, password, or username. Here you can integrate various sign-in techniques to allow user login into your app.
Hosting: Firebase provides fast, secure, static, and production-grade hosting for developers. It allows developers to efficiently deploy web apps and static content to a CDN(Content Delivery Network).
Storage: It is another best advantage of Firebase. It is very useful when you want to create an app for storing and serving files of users such and images and videos.
Firebase notification is a free service which allows targeted user notifications for mobile app developers. It has the notification console GUI where you can create and send notifications to targeted users.
App Indexing: This feature is used to index application in Google search results. After app indexing, If a user search related to your app, it will start the app installed in user’s device directly from the search result.
AdMob: Admob is advertising facility of the Firebase which is used to generate profits from your app. You can also use the Firebase Analytics to measure app usage in order to create advertising strategies.