Firebase
Firebase

Firebase

Firebase is a backend-as-a-service platform from Google for mobile and web app development. The platform offers a range of tools and services for building, managing and scaling apps, including a real-time database, user authentication, hosting, cloud storage and more.

In addition, Firebase offers a range of analytics and reporting tools that can help developers understand how their users interact with their app and make data-driven decisions.

What Firebase offers

Firebase offers a variety of features that help developers to develop their apps faster and easier. Some of the most important features are:

Databases

Firebase offers NoSQL databases for storing data in real time.

Authentication

Firebase offers easy ways to implement user authentication with email and password, as well as social logins and two-factor authentication.

Hosting

Firebase Hosting allows developers to host their web apps quickly and easily.

Analytics

Firebase Analytics provides extensive analytics to understand app usage and user interactions.

Testing

Firebase Test Lab allows developers to automatically test their apps on a wide range of devices.

Push notifications

Firebase makes it easy to send push notifications to mobile devices to inform and engage users.

And much more...

Firebase also offers a range of other features such as A/B testing, remote configuration, cloud functions or in-app messaging.

Why Firebase is exciting

The multitude of functions makes Firebase an interesting product for developers. But what are the concrete advantages of using a platform like Firebase?

Time saving

Firebase includes a number of features that enable developers to build their applications faster because not every functionality has to be programmed from scratch.

Scalability

Firebase is infinitely scalable and can be adapted to the requirements of any app, regardless of its size and scope.

Real-time sync

Firebase allows developers to easily synchronise data in real time, which can be particularly beneficial for applications such as chat apps and games.

Many Integrations

Firebase offers a wide range of integration options with other Google products as well as third-party tools, so that many functionalities can be used across products.

Global availability

Firebase ensures global availability through a network of data centres, making the app fast and reliable for users around the world.

What are the disadvantages?

Before you choose Firebase, let's talk briefly about the downsides of the platform to make sure it's the right choice.

Difficult cost forecast

Firebase grants a free monthly quota, but as soon as this is exceeded, the costs can quickly skyrocket.

Dependence on Google

Firebase is a Google product and using the platform means that you must rely on the integrity and availability of Google services.

Limited privacy options

Firebase usually stores data in the cloud, which can be a problem for certain applications or companies, especially for sensitive data.

Limited server-side control

Firebase does not provide direct control over server-side processes and requires writing cloud functions for web applications and apps that require more control.

Our Conclusion

In our experience, Firebase has proven to be a powerful and reliable platform for the development of mobile and web-based applications. If the dependency on Google and the limited flexibility of the data structure are acceptable, Firebase could be a very promising choice.

Are you unsure whether Firebase is the right choice for your company?

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Projects using Firebase

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A woman with dark hair and glasses is working on her laptop and taking notes.

07.05.2021 in Projects

Canteen digitization for the home office

The Corona crisis made it necessary to act quickly. In cooperation with SV Group, INNOArchitects and devedis, the innovative food delivery service Emil@Home was created in record speed.

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Two traders look into several screens and discuss price movements.

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Modern media platform for paid expertise

devedis developed invest.ch's new web portal to ensure that the media platform is technologically well positioned for the future.

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Modern driving with a digital subscription system from Carvolution

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