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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.