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Firebase

Mobile and web application development platform

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Firebase Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Firebase product overview

What is 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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base

Firebase pricing information

Value for money

4.5

/5

620

Starting from

Free

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Firebase features

Functionality

4.5

/5

620

Total features

16

1 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting/Analytics
API
Reporting & Statistics
Activity Dashboard
Third Party Integrations
Alerts/Notifications
Engagement Tracking
Campaign Segmentation

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Firebase users reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

/5

620

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.76/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

417

182

18

2

1

Pros
Super easy to deploy to the server (much better than AWS in this). Great, easy to use UI and advanced features.
I love how easy to use Google Firebase is. My business managed to setup our application to production within a month thanks for the super detailed documentation.
The software integrates seamlessly with other Google products, and the help desk helps you with all your questions.
Cons
There could be more mandatory access restrictions, by default open access to data is a bad idea and probably many users leave it that way, which reduces data security.
The execution is deplorable. They make it so confusing and awkward to setup, so much back and forth.
The main disadvantage is the search facility , which needs to be addressed. As the entire database is a json file its is difficult to search particular object.

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App analytics like never seen before

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Cory S.

Student

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

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Overall Rating

Great Host!

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Cory: Hi, I'm Cory. I am a customer service associate. I give Firebase five out of five stars, but for...

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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The future of apps is here

Reviewed 2 months ago

We have been using it for a long time or for sure we will continue to use it.

Pros

Today firebase allows you to earn money from advertising monetization due to Admob, which becomes very attractive. Today firebase allows you to earn money from advertising monetization due to Admob, which becomes very attractive. Basic functions such as the dynamic interaction of users using firebese Authentication and the possibility of viewing applications being shared very easily, even using dynamic links, make firebase essential for anyone who wants to have a successful, functional application

Cons

We had problems with the login area presenting some bugs that were fixed over time. We had a little difficulty learning how to use firebase but we found a lot of content on the internet that helped us

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Quando conheci o Firebase

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

Durante o tempo em que estive na faculdade cursando Análise e Desenvolvimento de Sistemas, o Firebase contribuiu para o desenvolvimento de meu projeto de conclusão do curso (TG). Me projeto foi construir um aplicativo chamado Localiza Descontos, esse aplicativo usava a sua localização real no mapa para buscar ofertas e descontos. Utilizei o Ionic framework para construir o aplicativo, e então precisava de um banco de dados não relacional na nuvem e que eu não tivesse custos adicionais, foi então que encontrei o Firebase. Não foi preciso muita habilidade para conectar meu aplicativo à base de dados do Firebase, além de ser muito seguro e possibilitar conectar a outras plataformas de acesso de forma assíncrona.

Cons

A limitação a alguns recursos e a performance.

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Good for Hobbyists - Product in infancy

Reviewed 3 years ago

This was good because the client then didn't want to pay for an SDK tracking. However in terms of usability and scaling for larger, business campaigns, this is not recommended. If you're a hobbyist delving into apps and SDKs for fun, this is a great platform.

Pros

It's free and a good introduction to SDK, environments and requirements. It also is great if you're on the google stack, as it easily imports into other ad buying platforms like google ads, which is great. Has some integrations with networks, which also is great since it's also free for use

Cons

Highly limited support - don't expect to get any. If you're on the free plan, very limited functionality. You can't even get CSV user reports. Everything is on and limited by the UI. This apparently changes if you're on paid, but the free experience not the best. No integration to other competitors like Facebook,etc

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A fantastic all round realtime app hosting solution

Reviewed 3 months ago

Some of the apps that I have worked on, required items that Firebase offered natively such as realtime communication. I recently needed to build a messenger app and with Firebase, I only needed to configure worry about my front end code. The networking that would normally take weeks of additional work was taken care of by using the realtime database along with the authentication system. I have started to use Firebase as my main data storage for all mobile apps that I make and I relay that data with ease to their respective websites using the various bridges that Firebase have given. In particular, their PHP implementation has been very straightforward to work with.

Pros

Simple to manage and lightning fast, Firebase is great at providing all the infrastructure you will need to host your application. Its realtime document storage method of handling document works like magic and when paired with the built in user authentication options, it can cut down your development time tremendously.

Cons

The only real issue I had with Firebase would have to be the documentation on the auth rules for Firestore. If there is anything more than a simple authentication procedure required, it can be difficult to work out how to develop those rules as there was very little information out there that I could find on this particular part. However, once I had this part worked out, the system worked well.

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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All in one supportive services provider platform for small apps.

Reviewed 21 days ago

My overall experience is good with the firebase but getting some delays in fcm notification

Pros

A free push notifications, crashlytics, user attributions, realtime user tracking and analytics tool

Cons

User segmentation and support system of firebase shuld be change.

Firebase FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Firebase offer?

Firebase has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free


Q. Who are the typical users of Firebase?

Firebase has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does Firebase support?

Firebase supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Firebase offer an API?

Yes, Firebase has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Firebase integrate with?

Firebase integrates with the following applications:
Google Analytics 360, Jira, Slack, PagerDuty, Google Ads, Google Data Studio


Q. What level of support does Firebase offer?

Firebase offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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