React Native – Introduction

React Native is a cross platform framework. Facebook team has developed this in order to give better user experience in cross platform. React Native allows us to develop cross-platform mobile application for iOS and Android. We can write simple javascript code using built-in react native components and deploy it on respective platform. We have seen so many cross-platform frameworks like Phonegap later know as Cordova, Ionic, Xamarin, NativeScript and so on, but react native has covered almost whole cross platform market very early.

Reason why react native is in demand :

  • Cross-platform framework : It allows us to develop application for iOS and Android by writing single code.
  • Open source : Though react native is developed by facebook team, it is open source, so anyone can contribute to the community. Whether it is bug fixing or new feature updates.
  • JavaScript : It allows user to write code in JavaScript and it is the language which is world wide famous. So any developer who is from web background can also write mobile applications by having little bit of native platform knowledge.
  • Supports native code : At any point of time if there is no support or feature update from react native, we can write native code and call it from react native application.
  • Performance : It gives nearly same performance to native application. Reason behind this is it converts JavaScript component to native component so when end user sees anything in the application it is native component and not the JavaScript.

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Firebase Realtime Database In Android

Welcome to another post of Firebase series. We have already discussed about Firebase Remote Config, Firebase Authentication and Firebase Crash Report. Today we are going to discuss about Firebase Realtime Database.

As an android developer we always have a feeling that if we need to sync data between more number of users we need :

  • Webservices/API
  • MySQL database
  • Some domain
  • Server to host everything.

With Firebase Realtime Database we can avoid all above things. It is a database hosted on cloud. It is a NoSQL database. You will be allowed to store and sync data in JSON format. Each data will be stored as a JSON. Continue Reading


Firebase Crash Reporting In Android

Firebase Crash Reporting enables you to collect detailed report of errors in your app. It allows you to get the reason of particular crash/error.

We have already discussed about Firebase Remote Config and Firebase Authentication in previous articles. Today we will discuss about Firebase Crash Reporting.

Crash is one of the famous reason why user uninstalls your app from device. As android is widely used OS , it is having different dimensions, screen size, API levels, densities and some vendors also customize default OS. Continue Reading


Firebase Authentication In Android

Authentication is the process to provide uniqueness to each user of your application. It will be the identity of particular user.

If your application requires user’s data to be securely stored, you need to authenticate each and every user.

In earlier days we need to have some back-end service developed either in PHP, Java or some other platform. We need some web developer to do that kind of things.

Firebase Authentication provides a way to directly authenticate a user via email and password and store that user to cloud.

Firebase Authentication also support social media authentication like G+, Facebook, Twitter, Github. It means now its a easy task to perform login with facebook or login with g+ task.
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Using Firebase Remote Config in Android

Firebase Remote Config is a cloud service provided by Firebase.

In previous article Getting Started With Firebase Android we have seen what are the features Firebase is providing to improve app performance and usability.

Firebase Remote config is the best feature from developer point of view, it allows you to perform some dynamic operation without updating the build. End user will get the latest changes without updating application to new version.

You can use Firebase Remote config to provide promotional offer banners to user without updating new build.
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