Month: May 2018

Firebase ML Kit 1: Text Recognition

Here marks the beginning of another mini-series, Firebase ML Kit! Machine Learning for beginners and experts alike, even though the only really applicable chapter of this series for experts would be the very last one. For this first entry, we’ll learn how to use Text Recognition within our app. Though if you’re interested in ML…
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A First Look at Firebase ML Kit: Machine Learning for Beginners and Experienced ML Practitioners

Firebase has really been at it with new features this time around, and perhaps the biggest among them is the new Firebase Service ML Kit. From the name, we can work out it’s got machine learning shenanigans, but what does it mean for us? How can we use it? Why should we use it? This is…
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Firebase A/B Testing is now its own thing and now supports Cloud Messaging Experiments

For a long time, Firebase A/B Testing was an extension of Remote Config that allowed you to test different app configurations with different audiences and see which one worked best for your app. A/B Testing can still do this, but it is no longer merely an extension, but now its own service. On top of…
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DietaryUK: Food Directory for Special Dietary Requirements. Cast your votes!

CONTENT WARNING: This is more of a promotional post than your usual Firebase-y content, but hear me out. Especially if your diet is limited by allergies, health problems, or religion. DietaryUK is a business pitch we have for a Food Directory website and mobile app to help you find foods you can eat filtered by your…
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A Comprehensive Guide to FirebaseUI for Android: The shortcut to Authentication, Firestore, and Storage

Firebase UI isn’t the most prominent thing about Firebase. Needless to say, it’s really undervalued. It makes use of pre-made design flows by Google so that we developers don’t have to reinvent the wheel for what we don’t need to. It makes developing apps ridiculously easy and quick. First, let’s get some confusion out of…
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