Authenticate safely and effectively control your applications using Firebase
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 14, 2019

Authenticate safely and effectively control your applications using Firebase

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Firebase

Firebase is being used by almost all the software engineers in our organization. It is heavily used by the applications for the backend authentication and realtime database services. Firebase helps to keep the database up at all times and make sure all the user authentications are done in a very seamless manner without any interruptions and users get a very smooth experience.
  • User authentications: Firebase is an amazing tool that removes the requirement for having an authentication server locally or on your private cloud. It has its own cloud and syncs your user data in realtime and securely. Firebase will run the end to end authentication process and free you to make your application a better user experience.
  • Firebase Console is one of the best features of this platform. This console is one point stop for all monitoring and troubleshooting purposes. You can view data from all of your connected applications and make and changes in realtime from the console itself.
  • Firebase hardly lacks in any form but one thing that I feel at times is that since this service is from Google, you may find some problems when you try and connect other vendors' online platforms. It crashes at a time which creates problems. It does not throw any error if you work with Google applications but at times if you connect it with third-party platforms, you might face some challenges.
I have only used Firebase and before that, we used to have a local server and internal APIs which used to handle these operations.
Support for Firebase is huge and you get your problems solved in minutes. It hardly takes you time to resolve problems due to a very large fan base sitting on multiple public forums and if you don't find answers there you can simply reach out to the official Firebase support.

Do you think Firebase delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Firebase's feature set?

Yes

Did Firebase live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Firebase go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Firebase again?

Yes

If you are having an application which requires authentications of users and want to have a central space where you can store all your user data, Firebase is a lifesaver. You can deploy your application once and then control all the operations from the console itself.

In case your applications do not require any authentications and simply available to all the users who download/install it, Firebase might be of less use in that case.