Category: Android

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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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 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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Implementing Native Ads with Firebase Admob on Android

Before anything, it must be noted that Native Ads are only available to certain providers  Unless you’re one of them, you probably can’t make use of this (it pains me as well). Native Ads are different. They’re versatile. You decide how their content is displayed. That makes them great. You can ensure they’re not disruptive…
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How to Monetise your Android App with Firebase Admob

We Android Developers have to make a living somehow. Sure, we can get a job somewhere or be self-employed, but none of that gets nowhere near the most beautiful form of income: PASSIVE INCOME That’s one great thing we can do as Android Devs, and we have two (common) ways about it. Putting ads on a…
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Firebase Authentication with FirebaseUI (Android)

Many apps require log-in functionality, perhaps to provide users with dedicated data storage. Firebase makes it easy as it can get. You can even use one of Google’s ready-made authentication screens. And that’s exactly what we’re gonna do. Enable Providers in the Console Go the Firebase Console then navigate to Authentication > Sign-in Method, then enable…
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User Segmentation 4: Customising User Experience

I don’t know if any particular country has a dislike of the colour red, but if such a country exists and you normally have red in your app, that doesn’t need to apply to them! Users from the country can have a much bluer experience while the rest of the world keeps their red experience!…
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User Segmentation 1: Defining User Segments with Firebase Analytics

Welcome to this new mini-course, User Segmentation! I’ll be covering the power of splitting users into segments to leverage features like A/B Testing, targeted Cloud Messaging, and the like. This introduction is the only one you need to see before looking at any of the other parts of this mini-course. Once you know how to…
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Getting Started with Firebase Crashlytics on Android

Some form of crash reporting in any app doesn’t only help. It’s essential. Not knowing when and where crashes occur in your app by your users can be very destructive. It can lead to uninstalls, bad reviews, and you’re not going to get much success out of that. So what does a crash reporting service need…
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Getting Started with Firebase Cloud Storage on Android

Cloud Storage can be real frustrating if you don’t know what you’re doing. Thankfully, Firebase simplifies it down to as simple as it can be. We’ll go over why you’d want to use Firebase Cloud Storage over other cloud storage services, and the different ways to go about it. As with my other tutorials, this…
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