Google’s ML Kit makes it easy to add AI smarts to iOS and Android apps

At its I/O developer conference, Google today introduced ML Kit, a new software development kit (SDK) for app developers on iOS and Android that allows them to integrate into their apps a number of pr

Google launches Cloud Firestore, a new document database for app developers

Google today launched a new database service for Firebase, its platform for app developers. The new Firestore database complements the existing Firebase Realtime Database and indeed, there’s qui

Google Firebase gets Fabric integration, better analytics and an alpha program

Google today announced a slew of updates to its Firebase app platform that touch many of the service's core features (or will do so in the near future). More than a million developers have now created

Google integrates Firebase deeper into its Cloud Platform

Firebase, the mobile app development platform Google acquired in 2014, is getting a major update at the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco today. The general theme here is that Firebase is

Google acquires Fabric developer platform and team from Twitter

Google is taking over Twitter’s mobile app developer platform Fabric, as well as its Crashlytics crash reporting system, Answers mobile app analytics, Digits SMS login system and FastLane develo

Apple is screwing up HomeKit; here’s how they can fix it

The real magic of the Internet of Things happens when devices work together. It will be magic when Siri, on your iPhone, can adjust your thermostat or confirm you locked the back door; when your door

Google turns Firebase into its unified platform for mobile developers

Google offers a plethora of cloud services that mobile developers can use to power their apps. With Firebase, which it acquired in 2014, it already offered developers a dedicated platform and SDK for

Batch Now Integrates With Firebase To Create A Parse Alternative

Following Facebook's shutdown of Parse, many mobile app developers are looking for alternatives. Google's Firebase is among the most popular ones. It's a solid back-end-as-a-service that can store and

Google Partners With CloudFlare, Fastly, Level 3 And Highwinds To Help Developers Push Google Cloud Content To Users Faster

Google shut down its free PageSpeed service last month and with that, it also stopped offering the easy to use content delivery network (CDN) service that was part of that tool. Unlike some of its com

Google Acquires Firebase To Help Developers Build Better Real-Time Apps

Google today announced that it has acquired Firebase, a backend service that helps developers build realtime apps for iOS, Android and the web that can store and sync data instantly. Firebase currentl

Firebase Adds Web Hosting To Its Database Platform

Firebase started out as a database backend service for real-time apps, but today it's taking a step in another direction. The company is expanding its platform with a hosting service for web apps. Fir

Firebase Adds Zapier Integration, Pairing Real-Time Infrastructure With The Ability To Connect Multiple Apps

<a target="_blank" href="">Firebase</a>, a real-time back-end service for managing apps, has <a target="_blank" href="

App Infrastructure Startup Firebase Raises $5.6M From Union Square And Flybridge

Firebase, a Y Combinator-backed startup that offers infrastructure for real-time apps, is taking the stage today at GigaOm's Structure conference, where it's announcing that it has raised a $5.6 milli

With Firepad, Firebase Adds Real-Time Text Collaboration To Its App Platform

Y Combinator-backed <a target="_blank" href="">Firebase</a> is expanding the infrastructure that it offers to app developers with its first module — <a target="_blank" href="h

Firebase Opens Its Real-Time App Infrastructure To All Developers

When Y Combinator-backed <a target="_blank" href="">Firebase</a> first announced its app infrastructure service last April, it <a href="