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Firebase and Multiplatform Development

Hello everyone. In this article, I will explain the Firebase Developer Platform. Firebase is a mobile and web applications development platform. This platform provides a great advantage to the developers, and significantly simplifies the work of the developers.

Firebase was first established in 2011 by the Firebase company, which was named after, to help developers add online chat features to their websites. Then in 2014, it was purchased by Google. After being purchased by Google, Google offered the Firebase to developers and Firebase has become a multifunctional platform by combining with other services such as Admob, Google Ads, Google Cloud Platform. The Firebase platform is currently used by more than 1.5 million applications with 18 different services. 

I would also like to briefly mention the services that Firebase offers to the developers and the advantages it provides. One of the most important features of Firebase is its ability to work on all platforms. In other words, Android, Ios and Website developers can use firebase’s services in common. This feature gives developers a great advantage.

For example, firebase offers real time database service. Once the database is created, Ios developer and Android developer can also use the same database. Thus, you can develop simultaneous applications on all platforms. Here, thanks to the real-time database, the data in the application can be updated without the need to close the application or update.

For example, you can develop an application like Google Drive with Firebase. You can upload users’ files to the server from Ios devices, Android devices or Computers and access them from all devices. We can give hundreds more examples like this. 

One of the other features that Firebase provides to developers is that it automates authentication processes. So, as an Android Application Developer, you can easily add the features of logging in to your application by mail and phone number without having to know the server management and without dealing with backend processes. Or you can enable users to log into your applications with their Google account or social media accounts such as Facebook, Github, Twitter. Being able to use these features in your application takes your application to professional levels. 

Also, you can send notifications to users who download your application via Firebase. Or, thanks to the file storage service of firebase, you can enable users to keep media files such as musics, pictures, videos online and access them from all platforms. In addition, thanks to the file storage service, you can develop applications such as listening to music and watching videos without taking up space on the phone.

Firebase serves developers in many other areas. And you can use all of these services for free until they reach a very high number of users. This makes Firebase unique for developers. 

So, I think this is enough for an entry on Firebase this far. I hope we can continue to the Firabase in the next articles.

 

Written by Kadir Yapar

I am an Android Developer. I graduated from Sakarya University Physics Department in 2006. I completed my master degree in computer engineering between 2009 and 2011. I started my PhD education in the field of COMPUTER ENGINEERING IN SELÇUK UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE IN 2018. Between the years of 2015-2016, I worked as a research assistant at the Department of Computer Engineering at Bursa Orhangazi University. I have been working in mobile application development for the last 3 years. I published mobile application development courses on the Udemy platform. Also I published many android applications on Google Play.

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