Firebase - Overview

As per official Firebase documentation −

Firebase can power your app's backend, including data storage, user authentication, static hosting, and more. Focus on creating extraordinary user experiences. We will take care of the rest. Build cross-platform native mobile and web apps with our Android, iOS, and JavaScript SDKs. You can also connect Firebase to your existing backend using our server-side libraries or our REST API.

Firebase Features

  • Real-time Database − Firebase supports JSON data and all users connected to it receive live updates after every change.

  • Authentication − We can use anonymous, password or different social authentications.

  • Hosting − The applications can be deployed over secured connection to Firebase servers.

Firebase Advantages

  • It is simple and user friendly. No need for complicated configuration.

  • The data is real-time, which means that every change will automatically update connected clients.

  • Firebase offers simple control dashboard.

  • There are a number of useful services to choose.

Firebase Limitations

  • Firebase free plan is limited to 50 Connections and 100 MB of storage.

In the next chapter, we will discuss the environment setup of Firebase.