Start your week off with some new Firebase libraries!

Hey there, Firebase Developers!

We wanted to let you know that we’ve made some new updates to the Firebase libraries for iOS, Android, as well as the Javascript SDK. You can read the full release notes here, but let’s give you a quick summary of some of the new features you should be aware of:

  • The Firebase Analytics library now includes screen tracking, to help you understand what parts of your app your users are spending most of their time on. This will automatically track screens by View Controller or Activity, but you can also set these manually, in case your app’s concept of a “screen” is something different than that.
  • Firebase Crash reporting for iOS now supports Swift 2 and 3.
  • There are some new features in the Firebase console, like being able to give your projects nicknames (I’ve named mine “Kevin”) and being able to set the currency for your analytics reports.
  • Dynamic Links has a REST endpoint you can call to automatically shorten any dynamic link you’ve created.
  • And, of course, a bunch of little bug fixes here and there.

You can read our release notes for iOS, Android, and web platforms to get all the details. Or you can just start playing around with the new libraries. That’s fun, too.

Happy hacking!