This week in #Firebase – September 30

Here’s my weekly summary of what’s going on in the world of Firebase. If you have any posts, blogs, articles, videos or anything else that you’d like me to cover here, drop me a line!

IOT And Firebase

First up is a great article by Francesco Azzola on IoT Push Notifications: with Arduino and Firebase. It’s a great walkthrough on how to have notifications from a smart device using Firebase Cloud Messaging. He also has a terrific article on Getting Started with Firebase Cloud Messaging

Android Studio

Android Studio got it’s 2.2 update this week, with a new Assistant for making the creation of Firebase Apps easier, and the addition of the Firebase Test Lab Device Matrix as a deployment option.

Presentation on Remote Config

Rebecca Franks gave a great talk on one of my favorite Firebase Technologies: Remote Config at LaunchpadDev. Wish I could have been there!

Official Sites

On the Official Firebase Blog, Doug Stevenson continued his great series on Becoming a Firebase Taskmaster. You should check it out! Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3.

Of course you can’t forget the must-watch #AskFirebase!

Don’t forget — the free Firebase Summit in Berlin on November 7!

Paper Planes – International Peace Day

In celebration of International Peace Day, Active Theory launched Paper Planes, which allow you to launch a digital paper airplane out into the world to be caught by someone, somewhere, out there. It adds a stamp with your (and their) location, and when they toss it out, the next person to catch it will add theirs, continuing on as the plane flies around the world. It’s a great app, and it uses Firebase Cloud Messaging extensively.

See the app in action here:

That’s it for this week! If you have anything you want to highlight on this blog next week, reach out to me: lmoroney@

Thanks!