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Firebase Authentication now supports Sign in with Apple

Whenever I sign-up for a new online service or an app asks me to sign-in to store some data in the cloud, I generally try to use one of the "sign in with" options, which usually includes Google, Facebook, Twitter, or Microsoft, if they are supposed. Most people already have one or more accounts with...

Google announces App Distribution, Extensions, and Analytics for web apps in Firebase

If you're an Android app developer, then you've probably looked into or are already using Firebase, Google's mobile development suite. Unless you plan on distributing your app outside of Google Play, then there's no downside in implementing one or more of the tools offered by Firebase (that depends, of course, on how much you can...

Firebase adds 3 new capabilities in ML Kit and Performance Monitoring for web apps

Google's mobile development platform, Firebase, is getting its biggest update this year at Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O. Today, Google announced new ways they're improving the accessibility of machine learning for developers; Google is also extending its performance monitoring tools to help web developers speed up their web apps. Google announced ML Kit at last...

Google’s ML Kit SDK adds Smart Reply and Language Identification APIs

Google's Machine Learning (ML) Kit is an SDK that incorporates years of Google's work on machine learning into a Firebase package. The goal with this ML Kit is to allow mobile app developers on both iOS and Android to benefit from the real-world uses of ML without needing to understand how the algorithm works. Google's...

Firebase gets enterprise support, a new REST API, and general availability for iOS Test Lab and Predictions

Firebase is a platform by Google that helps mobile and web app teams get the best experience while developing applications for Android and iOS. The Firebase team have been rolling out the necessary tools for almost everything a developer may need. Today, during the Firebase Summit in Prague, Google's Firebase team announced a bunch of...

Google is sunsetting Fabric, pushes developers towards Firebase

Google is on a kill streak. 2019 is going to be the year when they will drop a couple of services. Just two days ago, Google announced that Inbox will stop working by the date mentioned above. We are also learning that Fabric, the application development tool, will be following Inbox's lead. Fabric's tools have...

Firebase adds In-App Messaging, BigQuery exports, Jira Software integration, and more

Whether you're independent or part of a small or large team, you probably rely on tools like Google's Firebase to make your life easier. Rather than set up your own crash reporting system, you just integrate Crashlytics. Rather than implement your own push messaging service, you just use Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM.) For smaller or even...

Millions of users’ data leaked through misconfigured Firebase backends

Millions of users' data have been leaked because of misconfigured Firebase backends, according to a report from Appthority. Around 113GB of data over 2,271 databases were exposed publicly as a result of being misconfigured. Firebase is a Backend-as-a-Service offering by Google which was reported to be the fastest growing SDK in 2017. The service is...

Google’s ML Kit is a new Firebase SDK that takes the headache out of machine learning

Machine learning and artificial intelligence have quickly entered our lexicon in recent years, but few truly understand how the technology works, or what they're capable of. Even Google's own AI researchers joke that machine learning is akin to alchemy. As a busy developer, you may not have the time to learn about machine learning (ML),...

Firebase Featured in MightySignal’s Report on Fastest-Growing SDKs

Software Development Kits (SDKs) are a crucial part of developers' workflows -- they're how developers program software for millions of devices. The Android SDK consists of Android Studio and the other tools required for developing on Android, and a new report from mobile intelligence startup MightySignal shows that eight of the top 20 Android SDKs in 2017...

Google Adds A/B Testing to Firebase as a First Class Feature

For a long time, A/B testing has been a bit of a pain to perform in Firebase, requiring manual segmentation of user groups in order to decide who to send each version of the app to, and requiring manual parsing of the data you received to find out which version was prefered. Today at the 2017...

Google Launches Firebase Predictions for User Segmentation Using Machine Learning

Today in Amsterdam at the 2017 Firebase Dev Summit, Google launched Firebase Predictions, their attempt at helping you predict what your users are going to do, before your users actually do it. Trying to figure out how to target promotions within your app has historically been an absolute pain, up until now requiring manual segmentation of...