At CeBIT 2017, the talk of the town is the next generation of mobile computing and new apps which are making our life more connected. Some of the biggest technology players like Google is making its move towards providing high-speed database services via “Firebase”.
Similarly, open source SDKs like Ionic makes it easier for the coders to create high-performance mobile apps with ease, on various platforms.
To cater to the demand of high-end apps, SearchNative offers hybrid Apps development using the Ionic and Firebase together.
Compared to the Hybrid Apps, Native Apps render a better performance, but it creates one major restriction as for other devices the developer needs to rewrite the code to a large extent when they need to release the same app on multiple platforms.
Hybrid Apps allow the app developers to target more than one type of devices, with a single set of base codes. The Hybrid apps are created using combination of multiple technologies and they utilize the device’s Web View rather than Native Code. App Developers can use Native mobile application development frameworks like Apache Cordova for getting better access to the device and customizing the app as per Android OS or iOS.
Launched in 2013, Ionic Software Development Kit is an open-source Mobile App Framework used for developing hybrid mobile apps. Ionic typically focuses on improved performance and better UI.
Ionic is most preferred framework which is evident as nearly 1.3 million apps were created using Ionic Framework in 2015. Here are some of the reasons why Ionic is well appreciated by developers.
Some of the well-known apps developed using Ionic Framework are Chefsteps, Baskin Robbins, Joule, MarketWatch, Diesel, Pacifica and Sworkit.
Launched in 2012, Firebase is a unified platform for mobile and web app development, which was acquired by Google in the year 2014. Firebase was initially intended for providing services to store and sync data across multiple platforms.
Firebase is unique because it provides cloud storage facilities for your mobile and web apps. Backed by Google Cloud Storage, Firebase is very useful to store images, audio, video, data or other user-generated content. It helps the developer to make better real time applications where data sync is essential. Developers have so far created over 1 million projects using Firebase.
Developers have so far created over 1 million projects using Firebase.
Some of the well-known apps developed using Firebase Platform are PicCollage, Fabulous, Skyscanner, Shazam and many organization use their services like ASUS, Viber and DailyMail.
Firebase would manage the app’s back-end with user & API authentication & Data storage, and manage cloud & other API required for static hosting. As shown in the chart below.
If the application is supposed to handle a lot of data, like E-Commerce apps or Business Directory app, managing data storage and data flow becomes crucial for the functioning of the app. Combining two technologies can be a way through such scenario. It is essential that the storage and access is carried out without hindrance at the back end while front end remains unaffected because it is run on different technology.
Ionic Framework and Firebase Storage is the latest combination that has caught the attention of developer community worldwide. And it works, definitely!
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If you think Ionic + Firebase is something very cool, we’d love to hear more about it. Come visit us at CeBIT 2017 @ Hannover, Germany. Our expert team would consult with you regarding the most profitable and cost effective way of developing Mobile Apps.