Building an Android app with Google's Firebase



Droidcon SF 2016
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Firebase is Google's backend-as-a-service for developing native mobile apps. Frank introduces the main features of Firebase and then live-codes a complete, multi-user Android app from scratch. His promise: no snippets will be copied or auto-expanded. In return he may need your help catching typos and other coding mistakes.

Frank van Puffelen is an engineer for Firebase at Google. After spending a few decades writing consumer and enterprise software, Frank decided that it's just as much fun to help developers build great software with exciting technologies. Frank has a Bachelor's in Computer Science from The Hague University in The Netherlands, where he was born and lived before he moved to the US.