Firebase Essentials For Android

About This Course

In this course, you’ll learn how to use Firebase. Firebase is a cloud backend, and one of the leading choices for Backend as a Service. It enables you to quickly get synchronized data up and running for multi-user apps. This is important because nearly every mobile app these days requires authentication and real-time data updates. We’ll begin by showing you how easy it is to read and write almost any data to Firebase. After that, we’ll teach you how to allow users to login and have data associated with them. We’ll then cover how to write queries and filters for your data. You’ll discover how to take advantage of Firebase's offline capabilities, and master efficient database design for lightning-fast data retrieval. Lastly, you’ll learn how to use Firebase’s Security and Rules language to secure and add permissions to your data. By the end of this course you will have an Android application that can store and share data between different users in real time as well as authenticate and authorize those users.

Why Take This?

If you are an Android developer and your app needs any of the following features: - Online data storage - Real-time synchronization between many users - Authentication for Email/Password as well as OAuth providers - Data permissions and security - Offline access to data This is the course for you! Firebase is a gentle but very powerful introduction to storing and managing data. With just a few lines of code, you can read and write almost any data you could dream up from your own custom Firebase backend. Furthermore, Firebase has a generous free plan that lets you start making hosted apps with multiple users immediately.

Prerequisites and Requirements

You need to have proficiency in Java and the Android Framework (Developing Android Apps or equivalent level). Familiarity with Git, using open web APIs and feeling comfortable with Android Studio will also be helpful. A more in-depth list of prerequisites and requirements can be found on the course materials page. See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
This course will teach you when and why to choose Firebase as a backend for your Android application