Cloud messaging or push notification is one of those “topics” that gets left out. Primarily because we are too busy beautifying the app, or working on a new feature, or we think it isn’t a big deal. Push notifications are as big a deal as any. Whether you want to re-engage your users, or deliver personalised content, or display targeted advertisements, push notification is the way to go. Continue reading
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
What is FCM?
It is a cross-platform messaging solution that reliably delivers messages at no cost. It can send notifications that are displayed to your user or data messages which can be consumed by application code. Messages can be distributed to client app in any of three ways:
- To Single devices,
- To groups of devices,
- To devices subscribed to topics (news, games etc.).