Firebase

In this section you’ll find articles about Firebase in general that don’t rely on any framework or front-end technology. Things like new feature announcements, how to work with their dashboard, etc.

Use Firebase Cloud Functions to fetch an image and transform it to base64
First Published: 14 November 2019
Updated on: 14 November 2019

Have you done image manipulation on a server? That was one requirement I had a while back that I didn’t know how to solve at the moment. We were working with jsPDF to create report PDFs in one of our Ionic apps, but we had an issue, all of our images where stored online, and you can’t pass a url to jsPDF for images. It only takes base64, data URI, and I think the blob object. ... Read More

Learn how to install Firebase Extensions on your project
First Published: 30 October 2019
Updated on: 30 October 2019

At the last Firebase Developer Summit, the Firebase team announced several new features. One that you’ll enjoy a lot is Firebase Extensions. Their website defines them as: Designed to increase productivity, Firebase Extensions provide extended functionality to your apps without the need to research, write, or debug code on your own. This just means that they noticed some functionality most of their users were implementing on their own and decided to implement it for you, so you can just click install and run it in your app. ... Read More