Go ServerLess with Firebase cloud functions

Firebase Cloud function

With announcement of cloud functions beta at Google cloud next 2017 event, Google has added one of the highly requested features in the firebase suite. This is one major step from Google in making firebase serverless. In this post, we will see some of the capabilities, pros and cons, setup and deployment of firebase cloud functions. Google IO is just days away and knowing about firebase is surely going to help in understanding the upcoming firebase features. Continue reading

Android product flavours and configuration

Product Flavours have been around for quite some time now. I feel Product flavours are one of the coolest things about android and android studio. I am so smitten by product flavour that I decided to write a post about it :p. What follows will be introduction, application, grouping, filtering and configuration of product flavours in android. If you have already applied these and have any questions, shoot in comments below or mail me directly (details at the end of the post). Continue reading

WiFi direct – android local networking

In my earlier blog post I discussed data sharing between two android devices in same network using NSD. In this post we will see communication between two non-connected android devices (can be connected to same or other network, doesn’t really matter) via WiFi direct. Devices should be in WiFi range. I will start with a bit of theory about WiFi direct and then we will see how it is implementable using android APIs (Sample app source code git link at the end of post). Continue reading