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#3 Product of the MonthMay 2016
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Anurag Singh
 
  • Anurag Singh
    Anurag SinghMini Founder. 2 exits < $2mn. Building.
    Pros: 

    Firebase Realtime DB and Admin SDKs are super

    Cons: 

    Phone Auth via OTP fails tremendously. In trying to be "smart" the code fails for false positives almost always blocking non-malicious no's.

    We're building, and almost live, with a mobile app based Chat product built on Firebase Realtime DB. Firebase definitely made it super easy to build for our use case and we were super happy with having multiple solutions for a mobile app scenario covered from analytics to crashes to auth. However the most critical aspect Auth has given us a lot of trouble. Phone auth in specific, when undertaking OTP via SMS seems to block out numbers it tags as malicious - the problem with this is that more often that not its blocking numbers that are perfectly fine but have logged in too many times. This is just broken and what seems to be an optimisation for cost, is causing a whole lot of troubles during dev and for use cases where multiple logins are required.

    If someone from the firebase product team still see this page, please help solve this. This is literally the only thing making us dislike and no trust the platform/

    Anurag Singh has used this product for one month.

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Alysson Melo
Alysson Melo@alyssoncm · Back{4}app founder
Firebase is an excellent platform, but it's not a good option for Parse migration. Migrating to Firebase users must to rewrite the backend(using firebase) and rewrite the front end to connect to a new API. Additionally, you must learn how to use a new platform. Another BaaS solutions(Parse hosting) allow you to migrate without those hassles. Disclaimer: I'm a https://www.back4app.com/ co-founder, the first Parse hosting mover.
Bruno Lemos
Bruno Lemos@brunolemos · Developer
Announced at Google I/O 2016, this new version of Firebase can be the complete alternative to Parse! It has now unlimited free analytics, crash reports, push notifications and much more. The pricing for hosting is also much more appropriate. And the best part, everything is realtime! Worth checking! Google announcement: : https://firebase.googleblog.com/...
Andrew S
Andrew S@andrew_shini · I love making things for people
Will it support react native? Firebase 3.0 is currently not working with react native. Deprecated 2.4 works.
Rei Kacanja
Rei Kacanja@reikacanja · UI/UX/Brand Designer
Pallav Agarwal
Pallav AgarwalHunter@pallav_agarwal · Passionate for technology and startups
Please check out my product and leave feedback!!!!: https://www.producthunt.com/tech... Firebase is a mobile platform that helps you quickly develop high-quality apps, grow your user base, and earn more money. Firebase is made up of complementary features that you can mix-and-match to fit your needs. Implementing Firebase is quick and easy. With intuitive APIs packaged into a single SDK, you can focus on solving your customers' problems and not waste time building complex infrastructure. Firebase Analytics is the free and unlimited analytics solution built directly into Firebase. Gain insight into your users from ad click to app usage. Firebase Analytics works with other Firebase features, so you can take action on everything from click-through rates to app crashes. Deliver cross-platform apps with APIs packaged into single SDKs for iOS, Android, JavaScript and C++. Expand to a different platform without modifying your infrastructure. Most Firebase features are free forever, for any scale. Our four paid features have a generous free tier and two paid plans once you begin to grow. When your app is a breakout hit, you don't have to worry about scaling your server code or provisioning extra capacity — Firebase handles that for you.
Christian Montoya
Christian Montoya@cm0nt0y4 · Maker
Well, I'm sold. Gonna migrate my Parse apps to this :) p.s. any migration guides available for those of us *still* on Parse?
Gonzalo Nunez
Gonzalo Nunez@gonz_ponz · @gonzalo__nunez
@decktonic So I was a big Parse user and made the switch to Firebase but recently ended up having to abandon those efforts because there are some features in Parse that aren't one-to-one with Firebase. Biggest one is the lack of fuzzy search i.e: I can't search for usernames that start with or contain the string 'Chris'. I'd really look into everything you *need* to carry over before migrating right away. But, I'll add that everything up until that point was great. Firebase is crazy fast - the persistent connection is amazing.
Christian Montoya
Christian Montoya@cm0nt0y4 · Maker
@gonz_ponz Thanks for the heads up! I think for my needs it will be fine, but will double-check :)