When Google acquired Firebase, it knew what it was doing.
Now Google has “elevated its acquisition of cloud services provider Firebase to form a back-end-as-a-service that promises to alleviate developers’ pains in Android, iOS, and mobile web development,” reports CRN.
The hope is that this move will alleviate time and resource constraints for developers. No more sweating out infrastructure details all day long.
“It’s driven by this one thought that the process of creating a successful app needs to be more simple, and that’s why we’ve built this next generation of Firebase,” said Timothy Jordan, Head of Platform Development Relations at Google. “It’s 15 different technologies that help you develop, grow your app, and earn money.”
Best new feature? A new free unlimited analytics solution for mobile apps.
“Analytics is a central part of Firebase that draws all the features together,” Jordan said.
According to CRN, the tool is based on Google Analytics and “offers developers insight into how users are utilizing an app. App owners can also see the performance of paid advertising campaigns.”
“Of course, it’s also free and unlimited to use, which is really cool,” Jordan said.
Google notes that “the transformation of Firebase into a unified mobile platform brought with it new Gradle artifacts and CocoaPods that mobile developers can use to import the Mobile Ads SDK. With these additions, there are now several alternatives for each platform.”
You can research all the alternatives in Google’s post here.