Firebase Storage and Additional Tools

Throughout this series we've covered a lot of the available tools in Firebase for Android developers. In this article we'll finish up by going over Firebase Storage, as well as some of the non code based features of Firebase, such as web hosting and device test lab.

Oct 18, 2016 3:10:00 PM

Topics: Firebase

Good news! Android 7.1 Developer Preview Coming Soon

Oct 12, 2016 10:36:15 AM

Topics: Android Nougat

Can you Find Andromeda?

The tech press has been known to get it wrong every once in awhile, and if you’re a developer, you probably know about the rumors that have been swelling for years about Chrome and Android merging. This time, the merger even had new exciting name, Andromeda, or as one reporter put it, one OS to rule them all. Yet, Google’s October 4th event came and went without even a mention. Where is Andromeda? Is it even real, or is it just a dream?

Oct 5, 2016 10:19:46 AM

Topics: Android, Andromeda

Made by Google and Powered by AI

AI was the theme of the Made by Google Livestream today, and Sundar Pichai and his team illustrated how it will be integral to the next great change in computing. Pichai took the stage and told the audience of more than 300,000 livestreamers that AI is an essential component of Google’s goal to build a personal Google for each and every user.

Oct 4, 2016 3:04:48 PM

Topics: Android

Customizing User Experience and Engagement Through Firebase

While getting users to install your app is no easy task, keeping users engaged can be even more of a challenge. In this tutorial we will explore a few of the tools available through Firebase for Android to not only keep users engaged and interested in your application, but to also bring in new users.

Sep 22, 2016 10:10:57 AM

Topics: Firebase

Best Practices for Android App Build Script Configuration

In the previous post I shared some of best practices our team is using for the developer productivity, now it is time to focus on gradle-specific hacks to make your everyday Android developer life better.


Sep 14, 2016 3:33:38 PM

Topics: Android Development, Gradle, Influencer Tutorials

Firebase Part 3: Analytics, Crash Reporting and Ads

Many of the tools available in Firebase are built around understanding the usage of your applications, and helping you maximize revenue/use by understanding your users. Continuing with our series on Firebase, this tutorial will focus on implementing analytics, crash reporting and advertisements in your Android apps.

Sep 7, 2016 11:00:00 AM

AnDevCon from an Android developer's perspective

On Aug. 1-4 I had a nice time in ancient Boston attending AnDevCon conference. In this blog post I’m going to share my impressions and highlight some of notable talks I attended.

Aug 30, 2016 10:30:03 AM

Apteligent Android data report highlights manufacturers with the best user experience

Apteligent released another data report that looked at various Android manufacturers and determined which delivers the best user experience based on a variety of factors such as OS update speed and crash rate.

Aug 16, 2016 2:27:21 PM

Topics: Apteligent

Firebase Series: Authentication

As you may have guessed, the user creation and login processes can be complicated and cumbersome. Not only does each provider have its own unique caveats, but keeping track of Android device and authentication state is a beast in and of itself, as can be seen in the following flow chart.

Aug 15, 2016 3:03:01 PM

Topics: Firebase