Month: October 2018

Getting Started with Firebase Performance Monitoring on Android

We are on the LAST installment in our ‘Getting Started With’ series and it is on performance monitoring! Now there’s a reason why this was the last for me to cover, and probably the last that many of you would pay attention too (but please, correct me if I’m wrong). For many of us, performance just isn’t…
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Re-engage Users through Google Search with Firebase App Indexing (Android)

App Indexing is definitely one of the more heavily underrated features of Firebase. Perhaps, because people don’t know what it does. Your app might be sitting quietly in a user’s app drawer, almost forgotten. Along the line, they might Google search for content your app delivers. When this happens, a card pointing to your app will be…
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Performing Mass Instrumentation Tests with Firebase Test Lab for Android (gCloud Command Line)

Firebase Test Lab’s most prominent feature is almost definitely the Robo Test, but is that the most powerful? I’d beg to differ. While the robo test is handy for creating quick tests that simulate actual user interaction, just like a user’s navigation around the app, it could be pretty random. There could easily be sections…
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Conducting Robo Tests with Firebase Test Lab

We all know testing is important. Very important. While it seems simple on the surface, it goes way deep. There are so many different methods of testing like say, unit tests, integration tests, UI tests, the list goes on. In comes Firebase Test Lab which lets you perform a couple of these on real physical devices running in a…
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Constructing POST HTTP Firebase Cloud Messages for dummies and YOU

Don’t get me wrong, the Firebase Cloud Messaging docs are great. It’s all very extensive and the code’s everywhere. That’s EXACTLY why I’m going to make this post. Because I don’t understand a bloody bit of it mate. It takes me a full 4 hours just to understand one section of it. By the way mate,…
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