Apphud vs. Firebase

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apphud
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Apphud is a technological stack to grow iOS and Android apps with in-app purchases. Designed for app developers, mobile marketers and product managers. It provides a payment infrastructure for cross-platform apps. Set up in-app purchases without writing a single line of a server code: by signing up at Apphud users can integrate its Open source SDK. Apphud integrates with 16 leading tools, including…N/A
Firebase
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Google offers the Firebase suite of application development tools, available free or at cost for higher degree of usages, priced flexibly accorded to features needed. The suite includes A/B testing and Crashlytics, Cloud Messaging (FCM) and in-app messaging, cloud storage and NoSQL storage (Cloud Firestore and Firestore Realtime Database), and other features supporting developers with flexible mobile application development.
$0.01
Per Verification
Pricing
ApphudFirebase
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Phone Authentication
$0.01
Per Verification
Stored Data
$0.18
Per GiB
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ApphudFirebase
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsUse Apphud for FREE if a total monthly tracked revenue (MTR) across all your apps in Apphud account is less than $10,000. Paid plans starting from $199 per month. Bulk discounts apply If your app earns more than $100,000 per month. Please, contact us for details.
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User Ratings
ApphudFirebase
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(2 ratings)
8.8
(27 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
ApphudFirebase
Likelihood to Recommend
Apphud
You might find Apphud as one of the best solutions if you want quick implementation. Apphud is well documented and anyone with a little technical background in app development could integrate it with your existing app or solution. If you want a lightweight, sleek, and best design flow, you should see some demos first, as you might wanna try something better.
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Google
Firebase should be your first choice if your platform is mobile first. Firebase's mobile platform support for client-side applications is second to none, and I cannot think of a comparable cross-platform toolkit. Firebase also integrates well with your server-side solution, meaning that you can plug Firebase into your existing app architecture with minimal effort.
Firebase lags behind on the desktop, however. Although macOS support is rapidly catching up, full Windows support is a glaring omission for most Firebase features. This means that if your platform targets Windows, you will need to implement the client functionality manually using Firebase's web APIs and wrappers, or look for another solution.
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Pros
Apphud
  • Integration of Apphud is the best thing about it. It is quite a simple process.
  • As our app is Cross-platform, based on Flutter, Apphud manages it automatically.
  • We can precisely analyze the data. Their charts and other analytics formats are awesome.
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Google
  • Analytics wise, retention is extremely important to our app, therefore we take advantage of the cohort analysis to see the impact of our middle funnel (retargeting, push, email) efforts affect the percent of users that come back into the app. Firebase allows us to easily segment these this data and look at a running average based on certain dates.
  • When it comes to any mobile app, a deep linking strategy is essential to any apps success. With Firebase's Dynamic Links, we are able to share dynamic links (recognize user device) that are able to redirect to in-app content. These deep links allow users to share other deep-linked content with friends, that also have link preview assets.
  • Firebase allows users to effectively track events, funnels, and MAUs. With this simple event tracking feature, users can put organize these events into funnels of their main user flows (e.g., checkout flows, onboarding flows, etc.), and subsequently be able to understand where the drop-off is in the funnel and then prioritize areas of the funnel to fix. Also, MAU is important to be able to tell if you are bringing in new users and what's the active volume for each platform (Android, iOS).
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Cons
Apphud
  • It would be great if they could add some more payment options or payment gateways.
  • They could work on a little improvement in the UI/UX, however, that is not a big issue.
  • They could add some features for better A/B testing.
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Google
  • Attribution and specifically multi-touch attribution could be more robust such as Branch or Appsflyer but understand this isn't Firebases bread and butter.
  • More parameters. Firebase allows you to track tons of events (believe it's up to 50 or so) but the parameters of the events it only allows you to track 5 which is so messily and unbelievable. So you're able to get good high-level data but if you want to get granular with the events and actions are taken on your app to get real data insight you either have to go with a paid data analytics platform or bring on someone that's an expert in SQL to go through Big Query.
  • City-specific data instead of just country-specific data would have been a huge plus as well.
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Usability
Apphud
No answers on this topic
Google
It is simple to use overall, the console's main menu is divided into Develop, Quality, Analytics and Grow - which have further subdivisions by their set of features and tools. Develop and Quality are relevant for product and tech. Analytics is relevant for product, analytics and Grow is relevant for marketing. This makes the overall use very easy.
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Support Rating
Apphud
No answers on this topic
Google
Our analytics folks handled the majority of the communication when it came to customer service, but as far as I was aware, the support we got was pretty good. When we had an issue, we were able to reach out and get support in a timely fashion. Firebase was easy to reach and reasonably available to assist when needed.
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Alternatives Considered
Apphud
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Google
Before using Firebase, we exclusively used self hosted database services. Using Firebase has allowed us to reduce reliance on single points of failure and systems that are difficult to scale. Additionally, Firebase is much easier to set up and use than any sort of self hosted database. This simplicity has allowed us to try features that we might not have based on the amount of work they required in the past.
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Return on Investment
Apphud
  • As Apphud is quite easy to integrate, it saves a lot of time and energy.
  • Its precise data analytics and reporting, allow us to make better decisions.
  • After using Apphud, we also got quite positive feedback from the end-users.
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Google
  • Makes building real-time interfaces easy to do at scale with no backend involvement.
  • Very low pricing for small companies and green-fields projects.
  • Lack of support for more complicated queries needs to be managed by users and often forces strange architecture choices for data to enable it to be easily accessed.
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ScreenShots

Apphud Screenshots

Screenshot of Convenient dashboard to see all main metrics at a glance.Screenshot of Powerful integrations with 16 leading mobile solutions, including: AppsFlyer, Adjust, Branch, Amplitude, Firebase, Segment, OneSignal, Slack and many more.Screenshot of Analyze 20+ app metrics, including MRR, ARPU, Refunds, Conversion Rates and many more.Screenshot of Use the power of cohort analysis to make data-driven decisions.Screenshot of See trial conversions in a real time.Screenshot of Run paywall and pricing experiments to maximize app revenue.