Firebase – Overview, Features and Pricing

In the recent days lot has been happening in the app world and one of the the biggest addition to it is Firebase.

After acquiring Firebase, Google has completely revamped the whole portal. It is no more analytics focused system. It has grown a lot and lot of new and useful features have been added. Let us checkout what is latest in Firebase.

This is how Google defines Firebase:

Firebase is a mobile platform that helps you quickly develop high-quality apps, grow your user base and earn more money. Firebase is made up of complementary features that you can mix-and-match to fit your needs.


Features of Firebase

Google has divided the features in Firebase to 3 sections, DEVELOP, GROW and EARN

The following image show all the features in a nutshell.

Firebase Features


So as you can see that it is bundled with features which is enough to get you started with your app quickly. The perfect set of tools go live with your MVP fast.


When using cloud services like Firebase, one thing which should be kept in mind is the cost.

It is very easy with cloud services to have billing go high due low quality scaling. Here low quality scaling is being referred to the visits or hits which don’t add value to the business.

Firebase Pricing


This pricing as of today, has free plan. It looks to be enough to get you started with your MVP. As you start scaling you can move up the plan.

Estimation Calculator

Also Google has provided with a calculator for helping you to predict the cost.

Firebase Calculator


As you can see that in the calculator, you can easily calculate what your cost will be. Also when you do a limit test and keep all the params at max, it comes down to around $2400. It is considering that you are using it to a very high potential.

Firebase Calculator Max


This type of usage will happen only when you are making good amount of revenue, so for that $2.4K is not much.

So if you are planning to develop an app then it will be worth your time to check it out.

For further reading I would suggest that you visit the Firebase portal.

Before making any decision, create a free account and try out the features. Also it might be that when you are checking the blog, there might be more updates, so always make a decision after checking out the latest updates on the Firebase portal.

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Posted by Neeraj Jaiswal