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Getting Started With Firebase in Android

Greetings People!

Today I am going write about Firebase, which will be targeting mostly the people who don’t know what Firebase is.

What is Firebase?
Before Google owned Firebase. It was real-time database. Now it has many other features like Cloud Messaging, Storage and etc. Read more

Lets start with making a simple application. Open Login with your google account. Click Create New Project add name and location to it then click Create Project.


You’ll be redirected to your project’s dashboard. Then click on Add Firebase to your Android app

Add your package name. I have already created a project so I added its name. Then click Add App.


After clicking that you’ll get a google-services.json file.


Open your project in Android Studio and in the Explorer paste your google-services.json file under app folder.


In your Project build.gradle.


And in your Module build.gradle.

Then click Sync Now and let it complete.

Click on your Database then click Rules. Make Read and Write both to true.


After that open your activty_main.xml and add a Edit text and a Button, and reference in a the MainActivity.

Create Firebase database object by using the following code:

Now its time to set values to Firebase. In your button listener.

In order to listen to changes to Firebase.

With this being done. You’re all set up and now ready to set data to Firebase.
Run your project and test by sending data.

Testing on Simulator.

You can find this project on Github.
If you have any questions leave a comment. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. 🙂

See ya!

Author: Aaqib Hussain

Aaqib is an enthusiastic programmer with the love of Swift and anything that looks like Swift i.e Kotlin. He loves writing code in Swift, and exploring new technology and platforms. He likes to listen to old music. When he is not writing code, he’s probably spend his time watching movies, tv-shows or anime, or either doing some research for writing the next article. He started Kode Snippets in 2015.


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