firebase

Firebase Validation Rules Proposal

A while back, I wrote about problems with performing validation with Firebase. In an email exchange with Firebase, the representative indicated that providing more information was a security risk. I can see some logic in that, but I don't really agree with it. Firebase just responding with "PERMISSION_DENIED" is…

Looking for Work

Hello! Thanks for visiting my site. As you know, I'm the developer of Kids In Touch. While working on improving the app and becoming the next breakout texting app ;-), I need a job. I'm looking for short or long term gigs developing mobile apps using the Ionic Framework. Ideally…

Use $loaded With Firebase and AngularFire

A few times now, I've run into issues with my app while using Firebase / AngularFire. The documentation in the guide, shows samples like this: var sync = $firebase(ref); // create a synchronized object, all server changes are downloaded in realtime var profileObject = sync.$asObject(); With that sample code above, you'll get…

Firebase Rate Limiting Proposal

I was digging around trying to find some means to do rate limiting on Firebase references. I found this answer on StackOverflow that describes a method to do it. At first blush, I assumed this only works for a client that respects the rules and writes to last_message faithfully…

Firebase Local Storage Client Feature

I've been rewriting the Kids In Touch app to use Firebase as my backend. As I've plodded along, I've come across a few ideas that I think would make good features to add to Firebase. Today, I made a feature request to Firebase for an API to store information only…

Combining Firebase Rules for My Sanity

I've been working on replacing the Kids In Touch API with Firebase. I've struggled a bit with the rules system. It's pretty complicated putting the rules for an entire API in a single, understandable file. To help with this, Firebase has released their new Blaze compiler. It seems pretty awesome…