About Firebase

Firebase, built on Google's cloud infrastructure, enables businesses to develop web and mobile applications with cloud storage, analytics, and messaging capabilities. Features include authentication, crash reporting, offline access, alerts, remote configuration, and prediction.

Cloud Firestore, the NoSQL document database, lets developers store, sync, and run queries while building apps. It automatically synchronizes app data between devices and sends update notifications to users. Developers can also create trigger functions to determine data changes, new user sign-ups, or conversion events. Using Cloud Messaging, project owners can create targeted messages using predefined segments based on the receiver’s demographics and behavior, set up message publishing schedules, and specify frequency limits for the number of views.

Firebase offers integration with various third-party applications such as Slack, PagerDuty, and Jira along with Google's native platforms including Google Ads, Play Store, and BigQuery. The application helps managers diagnose and view app performance through a Firebase console and run custom tests throughout the app development lifecycle.

Pricing starting from:

USD 24.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

USD 24.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Firebase

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Features

Total features of Firebase: 16

  • AB Testing
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Device Targeting
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Push Notifications
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Web Notifications

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(590)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Mohammad sami U.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best Option For Push Notifications

Reviewed on 01/04/2022

Overall experience is awesome, user's get their notifications in milliseconds and there has never...

Overall experience is awesome, user's get their notifications in milliseconds and there has never been a problem with what it is supposed to do.

Pros

Using this service for about 4 years now, push notifications works like charm and deeplinks open up a new door of ease for users. Been using its free subscription and still it works like charm with hundreds and thousands of users, it's never been a problem

Cons

Nothing much bad about it, just want to point out that if you are planning to use it under the .NET umbrella. especially with the Xamarin SDK, then one have to do some research. Otherwise, no problems at all

Joas andrito M.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

is Firebase better for mobile/web apps development ?

Reviewed on 06/05/2022

So far i've been really enjoying working with firebase as an android apps developer because of some...

So far i've been really enjoying working with firebase as an android apps developer because of some amazing features that it has, for instance the firebase authentication, it's just the perfect backend plateplatform for me

Pros

well, it's actually crazy when i think about this, and there is quiet more to consider as its pros, for its reliability cause it's fast and safe, the easy google analytics, and moreover it's " free " for small projects or newbies

Cons

the disadvantage with firebase is that cause it's google product they tend to emphasize more on the android documentation, so it's quiet easy to work with as newbie if your project is android centered, because unfortunately there is less support for IOS

Alejandro R.
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  • Industry: Computer Games
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Nice free tool by Google, but not the most complete

Reviewed on 06/05/2022

Pros

It's a free tool inside Google ecosystem, which means you can connect your apps and receive data without too much configuration

Cons

It's not very user friendly and sometimes don't offer very useful data, specially related to audiences

Utibe E.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great Development Platform

Reviewed on 28/04/2022

Generally, its one of the best options for startups and new projects, in terms of their free plan.

Generally, its one of the best options for startups and new projects, in terms of their free plan.

Pros

It has a simple and understanding learning curve, with multiple software integration.

Cons

Improve syncing between software and firebase, with ADS and notification manager.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Easy, affordable and reliable

Reviewed on 05/05/2022

We significantly reduced our setup and implementation time for new projects, added more security to...

We significantly reduced our setup and implementation time for new projects, added more security to processes and modularized several development steps, with a visible benefit for us and our customers who were very satisfied with the results.

Pros

The Firestore database is fast and easy to use. The authentication system is a gem that gives you several ways to register your customers (even anonymously) on all the main platforms on the market such as google, apple, facebook, etc. You can set up two-factor authentication for your online accounts with sms confirmation at no cost with a generous free tier.
It's easy and (in most cases) simple to use and we've been using it for many years.

Cons

But he's not perfect. Documentation on some features is fragmented and not always easy to read. Some examples don't work as well as they should, especially in cross-platform apps. There are some usage and response time limitations that do not compromise performance in small and medium-sized applications, but can pose a problem in large-scale applications. But overall it's a solid and reliable tool.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Azure and AWS Lambda
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Firebase FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Firebase.

Firebase offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: USD 24.99/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Firebase offers a free plan (Spark Plan) and a pay-as-you-go plan (Blaze Plan). The Free plan includes the following modules - A/B Testing, Analytics, App Distribution, App Indexing, Cloud Messaging (FCM), Crashlytics, Dynamic Links, Performance Monitoring, Predictions, and Remote Configuration. Limits are applied to all other features and storage options. Module pricing details for the Blaze Plan are outlined below: Authentication - starts at $0.01/verification Cloud Firestore - starts at $0.18/GiB Hosting - starts at $0.026/GB Realtime Database - $5/GB for storage, $1/GB for downloaded data Storage - $0.026/GB (stored), $0.12/GB (downloaded) Test Lab - $1/device/hour for virtual test, $5/device/hour for physical test

Firebase has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Firebase supports the following languages:

English

Firebase supports the following devices:

Firebase integrates with the following applications:

Google Ads, Google Analytics, Google Data Studio, Jira, PagerDuty, Slack

Firebase offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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