This Week in #Firebase – March 3, 2017

Welcome to this week in #Firebase, March 3, 2017! Before getting into the good stuff from the community and official channels, don’t forget to check out Google Cloud Next coming next week! There’ll be lots of great content from Cloud, Firebase, Geo, Machine Learning and more! If you’re around, drop by my Firebase session! If you can’t be there, check out the various Extended events around the world!

Let’s start with looking at some articles on Auth, and how Firebase Auth makes it really easy for you to integrate identity and federated identity into your app:


Jorge Vergara (@javebratt) put together an excellent piece on Ionic and Firebase Auth for Google Sign In. Check it out.

And while I can’t read Thai, the screenshots and source code is enough to help understand integrating Facebook sign in with Firebase. Nice work by Kamonpop Panwongtong here. Nice that he included a sample app hosted by Firebase Hosting so you can try it live!

Firebase UI is an open source project on GitHub that has lots of great auth flow management built-in to save you time. Here’s a great article on showing you how to use it.

Xinyustudio event built a Unity3d tutorial for Authorization and login with Firebase. This follows on from their Basics and Setup for Firebase and Unity3D. Great stuff. I really gotta learn Unity one of these days. πŸ™‚

Another thing I really need to learn (I know, the list is growing) is Angular, and here Srinivas Tamada teaches us how to do use Firebase Auth with Angular.

Speaking of learning, Ryan Boddy posted on his first experience with Firebase. Encouraging feedback, thanks Ryan!


On YouTube, Mitch Tabian put a nice video together on how to do Push Notifications!

And while you’re there — check out Traversy Media’s channel — where they have a really cool 6 part series on Angular 2 and Firebase.

Simplified Coding also have some videos on using the Firebase Realtime Database. Adding them to my playlist now πŸ™‚

Official Channels

It’s been a busy week on the official blog and youtube channel.

First up: My article on updates to Firebase Notifications, and how you have new tools for more granular ways to reach your userbase.

Analytics in Firebase are super useful — and this article by Steve Ganem about Realtime Analytics for Everyone is well worth a few minutes of your time.

On the Unity theme (did I mention I need to learn Unity?) Stewart Miles put together an article on Supercharging your games with Firebase, Unity and C++

By the way, Google Developers started a monthly newsletter. Check it out here.

More Unity with Abe’s great video on Getting Started with Firebase for Unity.

Meet Alex Geboff, coder extraordinaire on #MeetFirebase this week. One of my favorite shows on YouTube. Next week’s episode will be the best ever, though πŸ˜‰

One of my favorite technologies in Firebase is Remote Config. In this video Todd shows you how to get started with it in iOS and Swift. Yay!

Check out the entire channel on YouTube.