Google Analytics announced the launch of two new additions Google Analytics for Firebase called “Getting Started with Google Analytics for Firebase” & “Firebase demo project”.
Google Analytics for Firebase is a tool that helps mobile app teams across every stage of their development cycle, from building their app, to improving app quality, to growing their business.
Back in 2016, Google expanded the Firebase at I/O 2016 from a set of backend services to a full app development platform. On the 8th of May, 2018, Google rolled out a number of improvements to Firebase, such as ML Kit, Improving Performance Monitoring, Firebase Test Lab to iOS, and better analytics and access management controls.
As explained by Google:
“It’s hard to believe that it’s only been two years since we expanded Firebase at I/O 2016. In the time since then, it’s been humbling to watch the developer community embrace Firebase. We now have 1.2 million apps actively using Firebase every month!”
The Firebase demo project is a standard Firebase project with fully functioning Analytics, Crash Reporting, Test Lab, Notifications, Google Tag Manager and Remote Config features. Any Google user can access it. It’s a great way to look at real app data and explore the Firebase feature set.
How to access the Firebase demo project?
As said by Google:
“If you’ve never played with Firebase before, this is a great place to start in order to get a good idea of what features are available and how they work together.”
It is a mini-course, which brings a set of videos using the Firebase Demo Project as well as live demos to walk the beginner through getting up and running with Google Analytics for Firebase.
It also covers everything from creating a Firebase project to understanding dashboard metrics and events, to integrating across other areas of Firebase.
Finally, It should be said that these improvements are attempts to enhance Google Analytics’ app measurement solutions and we expect other updates in the coming months.