Google recently acquired Firebase, a company that allows developers to sync data instantly on client-side mobile and web applications. Firebase’s technology allows developers to build real-time apps such as chat systems and games which require constant updates to keep the information synced.
Google’s support will now allow Firebase to scale dramatically and will complement the Google Cloud Platform. “With Google’s engineering talent, resources, and technical infrastructure, we’ll be able to do much more, much faster”, says the Firebase team. Firebase will make iOS and Android development much easier when it comes to saving data quickly.
A message from Google states:
“Mobile is one of the fastest-growing categories of app development, but it’s also still too hard for most developers. With Firebase, developers are able to easily sync data across Web and mobile apps without having to manage connections or write complex sync logic. Firebase makes it easy to build applications that work offline and has full-featured libraries for all major Web and mobile platforms, including Android and iOS.”
With Google now working with Firebase’s technology, we expect there to be future API releases that will make Android’s communication with databases much easier for our development here at Hardin Design & Development as well as other support for web and iOS platforms. We’re excited to see where this new technology can take us in terms of cloud integration and client-server communication.