Google I/O 2017 is rapidly approaching and taking a look at the scheduled sessions, it’s apparent that Firebase will be featuring heavily. This is something of a clue as to how Google views Firebase. In short: it’s kind of a big deal. And Google is right to want to promote the service. Firebase is a tool that allows us to make cloud-enabled apps quickly and easily, which opens up a huge number of opportunities.
Normally, when a friend tells me they have an idea for an app, it will almost always involve a strong social element. Historically, I would have balked that this is probably the most difficult kind of app for a newbie to make, even though it is undoubtedly also [...]