Apps [SDK] Firebase Announces Support for Android


Hey developers,

Today, Firebase is announcing support for Android applications. Firebase lets you seamlessly add a realtime database backend to your Android applications. You don't need a server, and you don't need to poll for updates, Firebase will push them to your app when your data changes. This makes building collaborative applications and multiplayer games much simpler.

Not only that, but Firebase also supports the same functionality on iOS and on the web, so it's the perfect tool if you're building for more than one platform.

Check out the blog post and screencast for more details (

In addition, we've got sample Chat ( and Shared Drawing ( applications up on github to show you the basics of using the library.