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A Comprehensive Guide on Firebase Remote Config for Android

What is Remote Config you may ask? This. It’s just this: a set of key-value pairs stored on the Firebase servers. That’s it. That’s literally it. But what can it do? Well well well, where do I begin? What you do with Remote Config is retrieve these parameters which can have different values for different…
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Getting Started with Firebase Predictions on Android

It’s only a couple weeks ago that I wrote the last piece from the ML Kit Series, but Firebase has been using Machine Learning way before that with Firebase Predictions. Yes boys this is ML Kit series bonus piece Predictions analyses your users’ behavior and creates groups among which of them are likely to behave…
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A Naked Look at Flamelink: A Headless CMS for Firebase

CMS things, they’re amazing. For the less technical, it helps them get technical stuff done with minimal technical knowledge, and for us developers, it saves us LOTS of coffee. So this one got me intrigued. A CMS that seamlessly integrates Firebase. This one works for Android, iOS, and the Web. Now if I could roll…
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Firebase ML Kit 6: Using Custom TensorFlow Lite Models

If you’re already an experienced ML Developer, chances are you already have your own model that can perform operations such as Text Recognition and Face Detection. So why might you want to host your model using Firebase ML Kit? Well, here are the advantages of doing so: Reduce your app’s binary size Choose whether to…
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Firebase ML Kit 5: Landmark Recognition

When an app can recognise all sorts of known landmarks, it can add a whole new level of experience and immersion. It doesn’t only need to apply to tourism-related apps. Say for example, you have a books app and you stumble across a library. You can take a picture of it and let ML Kit…
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Firebase ML Kit 4: Image Labelling

Ever tried out Google Lens and saw the app just tell you everything the camera sees? That’s exactly what Image Labelling is. You pass in an image and in return you get a list of  FirebaseVisionCloudLabel each of which contains the label, the confidence (how sure ML Kit is of its correctness), and the entityID which references to the…
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Firebase ML Kit 3: Barcode Scanning

Barcode scanning has been around for a while, and for good reasons. it’s a great way to pass information from the real world to a digital device. If this is you’re first time encountering Firebase ML Kit, feel free to check out my introduction on it. With the new ML Kit, Firebase also offers that…
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Firebase ML Kit 2: Face Detection

Here’s the second part of the ML Kit series and its going to be Face Detection! You pass in an image and you can get the coordinates of each face’s eyes, ears, etc. and recognise facial expression like people’s sweet smiles! Or you can pass in a video then track and manipulate people’s faces in real-time…
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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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