Month: September 2018

Device Group Messaging with Firebase Cloud Messaging

Device Group Messaging allows you to send a single message to all devices that belong to a single user, otherwise known as a group. Quite frankly, a group can be the devices that belong to more than a single user, we are however limited to 20 devices per group, so that sucks. Use Cases Why though? Why…
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Topic Messaging with Firebase Cloud Messaging on Android

Topic Messaging is used for sending messages to people subscribed to well, topics. Perfectly suited for publicly available information like news, weather, and the sort. As such, we need to provide a way for users to subscribe before anything else. Subscribing to the Topic

Doesn’t get any simpler than that. A  subscribeToTopic method passing in the…
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Getting Started with Firebase Cloud Messaging on Android

We’re back to our Getting Started series in an aim to cover all the Firebase services on Android. As big as Cloud Messaging is, it leaves me to wonder why I didn’t cover this sooner. Cloud Messaging in a Nutshell Cloud messaging is your standard go-to service for increasing user engagement. You use it to…
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Firebase Security Crash Course in a Nutshell

Just recently, Firebase started their Firebase Pro Series on their YouTube channel. “Because this is Google, we’re going to build a new chat app” This one stood out to me. Mike McDonald covered what probably most of us (myself included) did not know about the Firestore Security Rules. It is however bundled in a 12-minute…
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The Books, YouTube Channels, etc that helped me grow

This week I said I’ll be doing something special and here it is. This past year has been HUGE for me. It’s a year I decided things needed to changed, a year where I’ve gone down a long road of constant self-improvement (which I’m nowhere near the end of yet). I owe so much to…
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