Firebase - Environment Setup

In this chapter, we will show you how to add Firebase to the existing application. We will need NodeJS. Check the link from the following table, if you do not have it already.

Sr.No. Software & Description

NodeJS and NPM

NodeJS is the platform needed for Firebase development. Checkout our NodeJS Environment Setup.

Step 1 - Create Firebase Account

You can create a Firebase account here.

Step 2 - Create Firebase App

You can create new app from the dashboard page. The following image shows the app we created. We can click the Manage App button to enter the app.

Firebase Environment Setup

Step 3a - Create basic HTML/js App

You just need to create a folder where your app will be placed. Inside that folder, we will need index.html and index.js files. We will add Firebase to the header of our app.


      <script src = ""></script>
      <script type = "text/javascript" src = "index.js"></script>


Step 3b - Use NPM or Bower

If you want to use your existing app, you can use Firebase NPM or Bowers packages. Run one of the following command from your apps root folder.

npm install firebase --save

bower install firebase