Bewertet am 27.4.2019
My Quick Review for Firebase From My Experience
Vorteile: Firebase can be a great choice for your project or work when building apps. In quick summary, Firebase provides a mBaaS (mobile-Backend-as-a-Service), which in turns helps eliminate the headache for the developer and saves a bunch of time. What may take weeks or months to setup, configure, and possibly more to pay for the infrastructure and hardware - now you can use mBaaS for your app, and get up and running much faster. Now, for my needs, I was trying to build a real-time chat app for my own personal use, mainly just for me and possibly other family members to use (own chat room). Long story short, I was looking for possible ways of implementation here technically, and naturally, a local database for each app would not necessarily be the best decision or suffice - let alone work. I had to work with some sort of remote database in the cloud to store the chat messages. I had many choices to choose from here, including utilizing options available from Amazon (AWS), Microsoft (Azure), Facebook (Parse) and many many more. However, I stumbled across Firebase by Google and decided to go with it. I respect the Google brand and their reputation, and overall, it was a good choice and it worked out nicely. All of the documentation was great and very simple to use/edit.
Nachteile: From what I can recall I only encountered one small hiccup where I had to go into the Firebase Console and edit my real-time database security rules (essentially, just a simple JSON configuration file) to improve performance. I can't really come up with many if not any cons at all. I guess you can say that you are going to be reliant on Google/Firebase as part of your tech stack down the road and if anything comes up in the foreseeable future, then that may pose issues. Other than that, it's either you home-brew your own custom hardware and infrastructure or just go with a great mBaaS.
Bewertet am 18.10.2018
Google Firebase review.
Kommentare: Firebase has helped me to develop my mobile applications at a very cheap price. Sometimes I hardly pay a cent. I do not need to have a server, create a database, get a domain, air-conditioning for servers, physical space and hire an IT expert to maintain these components. Firebase does all these things for free. Also I get information on the demographics of my users, their locations, amount of time they spend doing an activity and the time they spend on my mobile applications. I can now know what needs adjusting and whats working completely find. I also get crash reports and also push notifications.
Vorteile: Firebase has 3 plans, there is a free plan which is the Spark Plan, a Flame Plan which has a fixed fee and a Blaze Plan which is a pay as you use. Firebase is an online database facility, it helps to lower the costs of operating an mobile application or a website. It also provides database functions, such as push notifications which would require an experienced coder. It is easy to use if you have basic coding skills. There are free online Firebase tutorials on how to use it and integrate it into your application. It also provides analytics facility which produces statistics on the data you produce, how it is accessed, device locations and models. This aids in knowing target audiences. Also authentication functions are used, this helps in signup, login and also other login functions such as Facebook, Twitter and Google.
Bewertet am 5.10.2018
Firebase as a go to cloud backend
Kommentare: To sum up, Firebase is a great and simple tool for complex cloud backends. Especially the ease of use, the fact that the basic rate is free and the platform support is strong makes Firebase a no-brainer for simple or even more complex projects.
In my experience as a self-taught Android and web developer, I have started using Firebase as a cloud backend for my projects. It is a versatile tool for lots of different problems you might encounter by developing a product. For my projects, Firebase always had the tools I needed in order to create what I imagined - everything from (Google-)logins, to databases, notification management and crash reporting. And in all these cases Firebase just worked! The few times I had to face errors, I was able to resolve problems easily and quickly by using the Firebase documentation or online communities. The incredible userbase Firebase offers also makes it very easy to find tutorials, help or other advice online.
Furthermore, the platform support of Firebase is very good, it supports Android, iOS and the Web and additionally offers C++ and Unity in some cases.
The prices of the Firebase tools are also very reasonable, most of them start for free and if used heavily they scale perfectly - in my opinion nobody should be disappointed by them.
Nachteile: Actually, there are no upsetting cons I went through in the time I have used Firebase. The Android Studio help dialogue is sometimes outdated which forced me to use the website for code examples. Additionally, I sometimes experienced a problem regarding the database syncing on Android devices, which cloud by solved by switching to the improved Cloud Firestore database.
Bewertet am 28.1.2019
Firebase for Real-Time technologies
Kommentare: We are using Firebase to track users real-time and allow administrators to view user interaction. Administrators can then send messages or notifications to individual users. It is similar to a Live Chat application, but more one-way in that users actions are sent to administrators, and administrators can react if they need to. The setup definitely took time, and we got caught by surprise at our first bill. We were sending too much data through the system. We realized that we needed to create a Pub/Sub system where users and admins watch a flag in their data. Once there was an administrator online to send data to, who wanted to see that data, only then would data be sent. Implementing this system cut our monthly bill by 75% or more. We are happy with the platform and will continue to use it for the meantime. We will always evaluate other platforms, but we have found that none can really do everything we want out of the box, and all require some tweaking to get the product working the way we would like.
Vorteile: Firebase is a well-known and well-liked real-time database that is hosted now by Google. They have been around for a very long time and have always had excellent uptime. They provide real-time data for all users of an application, meaning chats, notifications, or just tracking can all be done live on the website without needing people to reload.
Nachteile: Firebase does have a bit of a learning curve. It is not a simple Pub/Sub system, but an actual database that lives in the cloud. The documentation is mediocre, but that is probably because they are trying to provide documentation for dozens of scenarios and languages. The access control rules are fairly complex and required to ensure data remains secure, but they are not easy to set up. This product does require someone competent to integrate it or build off of it.
Bewertet am 25.10.2017
Firebase literally changed me from a designer/frontend developer to a full-app developer.
Kommentare: I love firebase because it enabled me to quickly feel like I am a full-stack developer. I've made multiple full-featured applications because I had firebase.
Vorteile: I love the speed, direction and ease of use with Firebase. Now that cloud functions integrate tightly and together with learning Angular I am able to build full-featured apps in SO MUCH LESS time. I even build apps just for my family because it's fast and fun. It has taken me from being a front-end developer to a full-stack developer in all reality. I love the integrated nature with hosting, deploying, storage, account management and cloud functions. I have a large web application that is headed to beta soon and the whole app front-end, backend etc... (except Elastic Search) is in one project and one place.
Nachteile: It would be great if email notifications were baked in. I Also would like to customize reset password email templates more. It would be great as well if there were a full-featured mac/pc client to access the database. Lastly some sort of tightly backed in search indexing (preferably based on elastic search) would be great, although this is not hard to do with Searchly and a quick indexing cloud function.
Bewertet am 12.7.2019
The do it all google cloud platform solution
Kommentare: Overall it is an almost perfect solution for web applications with minimal work for a backend in a managed environment.
Multi site hosting is probably the best feature, allowing you to have several applications hosted, mapped to different domains.
Also having firebase functions configurations is very useful to change settings on the fly.
All of this works very easily with other google services like google big query or pub/sub.
The pricing is also very cheap. Even for just a simple test app with limited calls its free.
Nachteile: Some of the settings for uploading multi hosting is a confusing json file and the documentation about it is not very clear.
Bewertet am 23.8.2019
Firebase is perfect for new app developers
Kommentare: Firebase has helped me by providing seamless user intergration through authentication and providing an affordable platform to store my app data. It is fairly easy to use but some features such as integration into apps still require more detailed tutorials. I have not had any major problems using firebase and I highly recommend it for anyone who needs back end support for their app.
Vorteile: I like that it takes care of the user authentication and storage of passwords for my app users and therefore I do not have to worry about encryption and all. Firebase is also free for small businesses and this makes it easy for begins to take advantage of the platform before their business can even make money. Firebase also allows me to store data for my app and so it eliminates the need for servers and other hardware to store my data.
Nachteile: I struggled learning to use some of the features despite following tutorials. My aggregated user data still does not show me anything regardless of how many people use my app daily. I also collect user data but I can not export it as an excel file. It would be great if I could arrange my collected data into tables and actually analyse it within firebase and I feel Microsoft Excel excel integration would be quite helpful.
Bewertet am 22.12.2018
support from firebase
Vorteile: if someone make app and want to link with all users who downloaded and using it its great way to connect with your users and reply to them and posting about latest updates,news everthing you want to tell your users,lot of options i noticed lately,so mnay options acctually inside this software and great support from firebase also.firebase will work as abridge between you and users,you can edit whenever you want and update also.and addtional piont is google will update this platform regularly so you can add more featurse.thanks to firebase because i made an app with the help of firebase and running succesfully
Nachteile: some features you cant understand in firebase because you need basic coding knowledge.if some new to this he will deffenetly scare with this thing .if firebase gives some additional knowledge about how to use new features then he will undersstand how to add it.any body link thier app with firebase they have send the instructions to every user who are signed with firebase.you can get a lot of videos on firebase but everybody not a specialists in app making. i personally feel if less coding will helpful for the appmakers
Bewertet am 28.3.2018
This is the absolute best real time database ever created.
Kommentare: This is the best software for all developers be it mobile, web or desktop based applications. Its is very easy to use and understand and it outputs the best results. This is best software to use when it comes to back-end development. I would highly recommend it to all developers.
Firebase is a very responsive. Uploaded data is pushed to client devices in real time, this saves a lot of time and resources.
Offline client devices are updated on uploaded data once they go back online.
Data is structured in a simple understandable manner.
The free version of the software is as good as premium versions.
In data structures, the developer cannot nest data in more than 4 levels without running into multiple issues on retrieving the data.
There are limitations on number of simultaneous connections when it comes to the free version.
For the free version there are also limitations on making external queries, hence filtering the data from the server side becomes an issue.
Bewertet am 23.10.2018
One of the best Cloud platform for developers
Vorteile: It has realtime database, cloud storage, different type of authentication, ML kit and hosting. Among those i used realtime database, storage and authentication for my Mobile Application. They are easy to use. just in couple of line of codes the cloud database can be easily created. Even i used their hosting service to host one of my website, to host ur website u dont have to copy or paste ur code anywhere else just by using your command prompt or terminal you can deploy your code in Firebase and instantly your site will be online. You can deploy a new version of your code, even if u want to go to previous version of the website its just a click away.
Nachteile: Even though the it has great features and easy to use functionality the pricing of the platform is very high. And it not suitable a common person it was fully dedicated to be used by a developer.
Bewertet am 12.3.2019
Amazing to create your products
Kommentare: So far so good, no problems, just choose the right tool for each job.
Vorteile: Firebase is a complete platform to create your next startup project, for mobile or web. Depending on your needs you'll get a lot of out of the box, easy to scale products. From the database, AI, serverless, authentication, static hosting (mix with cloud functions for dynamic!), storage and even real time database. I've done some projects with Firebase and is amazing to get something quick, and scale it later. You can mix with other Google Cloud products to get a full cloud project running.
Nachteile: If you need relations, complicated queries to your DB, or text search you might need to add another layer like elastic search, go with other Google product (SQL DB) or use MongoDB. Firebase databases are amazing, but you need to know the use you will give it.
Bewertet am 29.3.2019
The Best Realtime database service by google
Kommentare: I liked almost all features because firebase is very easy to use, i made lots of android apps using firebase and some web apps too , and it all working perfectly, so overall firebase is the best when it comes to ease of use for small apps.
I really like the fact that its a realtime database, And it can be implemented in Android,iOS and web platforms , I really like when firebase sync data with all platforms because of its realtime feature.
and i realy like the feature to configure security rules for my entire database or for a specific child database.
And firebase provides Authentication services that we can use to implement to authenticate user using Google,Facebook, Github ,Email ,Phone and more.
And one other thing i should mention is the ML Kit there are lots of stuff that u can do with it like Image Recognition.
Nachteile: Firebase is not a SQL based database its a JSON based database, so it cant be used for lots of structured data, because of that we cant use powerful complex queries on Firebase.
Bewertet am 9.7.2018
Excellent cheap/free backend with extensive documentation and a large developer community.
Kommentare: After parse closed down I had to setup my own server to run my backend but with firebase and firestore I can rid myself of running a complicated server and just rely on firebase for a fraction of the cost.
Vorteile: Their free plan is amazing for people like me without much capital to start with and with the newest database they've add called firestore this backend is all you could hope for. When you run into trouble you don't really need to worry since they have great documentation and guides for basically every platform they support. If you can't find help on their website then head over to stack overflow where almost every issue under the sun in already on the site.
Nachteile: Some search queries are a pain to code due to the limitations of firebase. Even with the addition of firestore its still a problem but it can be somewhat worked around.
Bewertet am 25.4.2019
Ahmed abd D.
Kommentare: We found all we need in one place you can make a complete website and mobile app and rely only on it.
Real-time database: you don't need to do any action data changed -> listener fires with new data.
NoSql Database: very fast and it's scheme very easy to build.
Firebase Auth: No need to add every single login with third party alone just add firebase auth and it'll do everything for you Google sign in, facebook sign in, twitter sign in and you can even login with phone number and firebase will send verification code that's awesome. Also, many other things that make firebase the future and they still improve.
I didn't find any cons till now and I think the reason is Google as firebase belongs to it
the are good they are updating it every week that's awesome.
Bewertet am 14.5.2019
A database for your mobile application projects
Kommentare: I recommend Firebase to anyone looking for a simple and reliable solution for their project. For the beginning, this is the best choice, and after some time everyone can decide whether to continue this option or choose something else.
Vorteile: When creating a mobile application, we used this database with my colleague, as it offered all the options we needed. It is fast, efficient and offers a web interface. You have to pay after a number of queries. We've never had a stability problem, the database has always worked. Very good feature are reports that you can receive directly to your mail when the application crashes.
Nachteile: We missed a mobile app to check some things quickly. We also had a problem viewing some of the database data on a webpage for an Android project.
Bewertet am 20.1.2019
The best non sql database out there
Kommentare: Overall, I have had a great experience with Firebase, before when I tried integrating sqlite onto my android app and syncing the app data every time to mysql, it took a lot of effort and coding to maintain both the languages, but now with Firebase I almost don't have to worry about the back end and just focus on the front end of my application and give my application a better look as well as more functionality.
Vorteile: The fact that really astonished me as a software developer for mobile applications was the cloud functionality such as firebase functions which meant running my server less and that decreased so much of my time and effort spent on maintaining my server, the other thing that I liked about firebase was the cloud messaging functionality which really, really helped me send broadcast messages as well as send offers and target a specific audience through cloud functions and this has widely improved my business.
Nachteile: The thing that I was not at ease of using was the fact that I had to save the data in a tree like structure, and although json data is pretty common, I still find it quite irritating to work with json data.
Bewertet am 17.7.2019
Free realtime database for android developers
Kommentare: This is my main datasource for the applications that I am developing for android.
Vorteile: If you are developing some application in android and you want to have a real time functionality in your application you can directly use Firebase and it is easy to register and integrate. I like it because it is developed by Google and according to it is developers it is the best database for android. In most of my applications I am using it because of its simplicity and functionalities for developers.
Nachteile: The only problem with database is that maintaining the database is not easy because it does not have a structure like other databases and you need to spend some time for understanding how to use it.
Bewertet am 12.2.2019
Fast development of the application
Kommentare: My experience was amazing. All the applications were great. You must experience at least once.
It's Crashlytics is amazing even if your application is crashing you will get to know at which line of code it is crashing.
Other than this It's authentication of user is also good through otp .
It's well documented so that you don't have to suffer for the code.
It's notifications also i have implemented it's FCM this will easily integrate to your application.
It's analytics also have very good functionality as you will get to know number of hits in graph format.
Nachteile: I used firebase cloud messaging, Crashlytics , Authentication and analytics. I have not find such an issue to mention.
Bewertet am 19.5.2019
Great for what it's good at
Kommentare: Once you understand what Firebase can provide for you, it's simple to use and extremely powerful. Learning is easy since Google has done all kinds of tutorials ans sample apps to show you what it can do.
Vorteile: Firebase is simple to use and make make developing modern web apps incredibly powerful. Realtime database with asynchronous data syncing was a godsend for developing a work order management app where multiple users could be updating the same records simultaneously.
Nachteile: This is not a traditional database. I hesitate to call this a "con" because it's not what it is designed to be, but for Firebase beginners that might be attempting to migrate from a SQL-based understanding to a modern "web db", it can be a little confusing. However, there are ample resources to help you learn.
Bewertet am 1.5.2018
It is a software to develop apps easily and quickly, with the support of Google.
Kommentare: It is the best engine to develop applications of low, medium and high complexity, aimed at enthusiasts in the creation of modern, practical and functional apps. Google incorporates a series of already developed add-ons that allow you to create functional infrastructures that help you solve situations and problems related to your daily situations
Vorteile: With Firebase I can create really functional and excellent quality apps, without having to worry about managing the infrastructure. Google provides complementary products that greatly facilitate the creation of apps oriented to any type of business or need. It allows me to progressively incorporate new functionalities to improve the efficiency of my apps. It allows me to incorporate a very practical chat tool.
Nachteile: It is a perfect tool for enthusiasts and beginners in the creation of apps, but it is limited in terms of technological reach. You can develop very creative and efficient apps that will help you solve daily problems or improve processes related to your daily activities.
Bewertet am 22.2.2018
My major is computer science. I use Firebase to develop a website and IOS Application.
Firebase is a really amazing product for software developers. It helps me save a lot of time.
If we want to develop a new website or mobile application. It is so convenient and time-saving to use Firebase as the database service support. The API of Firebase is easy to use and supports every platform and programming languages like PHP, Java, Swift. The document of Firebase supports various languages and very concise.
I love the authentication API support of Firebase mostly. Because of the authentication API of Firebase, I can get rid of writing similar authentication code every time when I start a new project.
Nachteile: Cloud Firestore is a new database service that Firebase provides. I test it several times and it is still a little unstable, especially when it came across a large number of requests. But there are many good features. I hope Firebase can publish a stable version of this new database server as soon as possible.
Bewertet am 18.7.2019
Good but can be MUCH better
- good documentation
- easy to integrate
- nice videos with explanations
Please add features:
- error reporting (like crashlytics had). not crash reporting but specifically error reporting. something similar to events reporting but for errors.
- the UX of events and parameters is super hard in the Analytics section. please improve the UX there
- i think the best thing crashlytics had but you didn't implement is the every day emails that are sent to the mailbox with stats on your app (analytics stats but not crash reports)
Bewertet am 16.7.2019
The All in One package for any application
Kommentare: We are using Firebase for our application needs for almost months, and we are really impressed. Firebase provides all the features that our app needs. We also use Firebase Functions as a back-end to some of our chatbot applications with Dialogflow and it provides a very reliable service.
Vorteile: Firebase has a very flexible pricing plans. It has almost every feature that my applications needs from Hosting to Database as well as Cloud Functions that lets me easily host Node.JS application seamlessly. Firebase Realtime Database is one of the best thing I like in Firebase. It is a very easy to use and a good database for smaller application. Also, Firestore is always an option if I need some larger and advanced database. Cloud Functions lets me host my Node.JS applications in the cloud. Hosting allows to me host my Angular application. I can also manage all the app authentication using the Firebase Authentication and the Cloud Messaging feature is very good that helps me to integrate push notifications easily into my app. The best part is that I can manage all my things by just using Firebase CLI.
Nachteile: Although I like everything about Firebase but the deployment process is the part that I always wish should be improved. Even a single change in the code needs the app to be deployed fully.
Bewertet am 27.12.2018
Push notifications and deep linking has become a piece of cake
Kommentare: In the end , yes it has some bugs but it's really useful. It's like an ultimate solution for so many problems that we've been going through for a long time. And it works real fast and it has real time data update architecture. So overall, it's basically a super useful tool.
Vorteile: So if you're an app developer you should know how hard it is to integrate push notifications to an app. it's a hassle. but ever since Firebase came into play, it has become so easy. Plus android studio has an assistant tool that can lead you throughout the process of integrating firebase to an Android app. You basically have to follow some simple instructions and you're good to go!. And regarding deep linking, everything is very easy. and you can deep link your app to t\very fast and easy. and you can use firebase as a cloud backend as well . and it provides you with crash reporting tool that you can use to track crashes and other useful info.
Nachteile: Sometimes bugs pop up when you login to firebase console and try to add sha1 fingerprints. It's really confusing sometimes though. And understanding firebase in the first place is kind of "not that easy". but once you get along, it's all good.
Bewertet am 9.5.2019
Amazing beck-end and analytics tool for developers
Kommentare: As an android developer firebase was one of the very first tools I have learned as I can depend on it to deliver the whole app, it's just amazing
Vorteile: All firebase features from the real-time database, firestore and firebase storage to analytics and push notifications, firebase has been an excellent solution for me as a developer in almost all the apps that I have been developed in addition that its a free tool
Nachteile: the number of apps that can be created for the account can be increased as we use firebase very frequently and sometimes you can't afford to buy a new quota