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2019-08-01T05:43:00Z

What needs improvement with Google Firebase?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Google Firebase.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 20Real User

The only thing that I won't do on Firebase is the hosting side of things for a progressive web app because it feels like you actually still need to download the app first before you can actually get into the functionality of the app. So, it's not really a website, but it's web-based, and the app needs to be like a downloadable app. In that sense, I'm using normal Linux hosting and PHP for normal websites. I still have to split my software into a web app. If there's something that needs to be improved, it is that if you publish an app as web-based that you don't have to physically download the app or that the app doesn't download in the background. I would rather not publish as a progressive web app. Initially, on first opening up, the app seems very slow. After that it's quick, but it feels like the app needs to be downloaded first before you can actually get into the functionality of the app.

2021-08-23T16:42:48Z
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Top 10Real User

I think the migration into a data warehouse, or Google BigQuery, should be a bit more automated. There are still some manual hiccups, and it wasn't as user friendly as some of the other components. I would like to see faster data migration and some support for other languages in the next release. Google Firebase has functions, but it'll help to do a .NET Core kind of function or a bit of additional support for other languages. Right now, I feel like it's very Google-centric.

2020-12-23T14:30:52Z
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Top 10Real User

Earlier I was using Firebase, however, now I am using Firestore. Firestore is much better than Firebase as it is the advanced version of Firebase and also it reduces the developer's time even more. It provides for queries. In Firebase you don't have that many queries to implement, get, or sort data. Firestore provides a lot of queries including MySQL. We find it much better. Firebase should offer some more of the features that exist in Firestore. The solution needs to offer capabilities to work offline. Like Firestore, we should be able to do insertion, updating, and deletion offline. When we connect to the internet, it should automatically update data to the server.

2020-11-10T14:58:40Z
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Top 10Real User

I would like to have a facility for testing possible scenarios by writing dummy data and then doing different queries. This would help me to better develop applications.

2019-12-26T03:03:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The cold start-up of the cloud function needs to speed up. For me personally, I'm not experienced in anything there, however, I've just read online it's a problem.

2019-12-03T10:44:00Z
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Real User

We use Firebase for media processing and we are growing more. As we grow, the pricing goes up and it's high compared to competitors. The solution is expensive. In the next release, they should focus more on realtime features.

2019-09-23T06:33:00Z
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Their technical support needs to be enhanced with more support for customers. They should also improve the monitoring and control for the database to monitor the performance and fine-tuning of the database itself. Automatic detection of potential errors or failures in the database would also be very helpful. For example, I would like to receive notifications for the admin to take appropriate action for database failures.

2019-08-12T05:55:00Z
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Real User

As we were not able to calculate the amount of traffic and the bandwidth, we were not able to calculate the pricing accurately. There was no way of knowing how the rise in traffic would impact the price.

2019-08-01T05:43:00Z
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