Firebase

Firebase

Firebase is a mobile and web application development platform. It was founded in 2011 and acquired by Google in 2014. It is located in San Francisco, California.

Firebase is a San Francisco-based technology company that has created platform made up of features that developers can mix-and-match to fit their needs. It can be used on Android and iOS mobile applications as well as in web browsers.

Product

The company's product can develop and grow its client's mobile applications. The features to develop and test an app include a real-time database, cloud messaging, storage, a test lab, and crash reporting. The features to grow the app are analytics, predictions, remote configuration, and more. There are also several features in the beta testing phase. Such features include a machine learning kit, in-app messaging, and A/B testing.

Clients can choose features from a variety of plans. Some features are free of charge to use (e.g. cloud messaging) while others cost varying amounts, depending on which plan the client chooses.

Uses

Major companies have used Firebase to develop and grow their apps. Such companies include Duolingo, lyft, shazam, venmo, trivago, and Alibaba.

Timeline

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Firebase funding round, June 2013
Series A round
5,600,000
June 20, 2013
Union Square Ventures
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adam Nash

Investor

Albert Wenger

Board member

Amr Awadallah

Investor

Andrew Lee

Co-founder

Brandon Alexander

Employee

Brian Watson

Investor

Chip Hazard

Board member

David Auerbach

Investor

David East

Employee

Felix Shpilman

Investor

Florian Leibert

Investor

Gaurav Jain

Investor

Greg Soltis

Employee

Guy Gamzu

Investor

James Tamplin

Co-founder

Joey Yang

Employee

Joseph Melohn

Investor

Justin Yoshimura

Investor

Ken Thom

Investor

Kittu Kolluri

Investor

Lucas Nealan

Investor

Matthew Tse

Employee

Max Henderson

Employee

Megan Krilanovich

Employee

Michael Lehenbauer

Employee

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Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Introduction to Firebase🔥

Web

December 26, 2017

What is Firebase?

Chris Esplin

Web

October 24, 2016

Why Firebase is So Popular - Ultimate Guide

Shubham Chaudhary

Web

April 23, 2019

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Introducing Firebase

March 23, 2017

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Firebase

Realtime Database, Cloud Firestore, Authentication, Cloud Storage, Analytics, Hosting, Cloud Functions

References

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