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Published Jul 29, 2021Updated Apr 2, 2023
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Firebase is a cloud computing and app development platform hosted by Google.

It was founded in 2011 as Envovle, a startup which developed APIs for embedded chat services in websites. Google acquired Firebase in 2014 and has further developed the services offered by the platform, some of which now include:

  • Authentication
  • ML Kit
  • Realtime Database
  • Firebase Hosting
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Analytics

These services are designed to allow developers to build and maintain apps with many backend services accessed directly by Firebase SDK’s.

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