Empower Apps

In this episode, Leo chats with Peter Friese about everything Firebase. We talk the variety of services, how to query Firestore properly, doing security right, ananymous authentication, SwiftUI, GCP and Swift, and more...

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Youtube Video - https://youtu.be/8m8oppa-Los

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Show Notes

  • What does Firebase consist of
  • How to use it properly in your iOS app
  • How Firestore's NoSQL DB works
  • How to work with Firestore and SwiftUI
  • What are Firebase's authentication features
  • Setting up security properly
  • How to authenticate with Firebase anonymously?
  • Register for Firebase Summit

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Creators & Guests

Leo Dion
Swift developer for Apple devices and more; Founder of BrightDigit; husband and father of 6 adorable kids
Peter Friese
Developer Advocate @Google on the @Firebase team · YouTube: https://t.co/hxfZXo9WEx · GitHub: https://t.co/9KjruSFdfU · Blog: https://t.co/HmuuQIlqEr

What is Empower Apps?

An exploration of Apple business news and technology. We talk about how businesses can use new technology to empower their business and employees, from Leo Dion, founder of BrightDigit.