We all know that there is a ton of power of power in big data, however not everything should always be tracked. We wanted to create a store where buyers can buy their goods without having to worry about having their data tracked. To this end we created a new marketplace, a private marketplace. In order to do so, we really explored and pushed the boundaries of what we thought was possible with Firebase.
What it does
We have a webapp and an android app that both interact with our Firebase backend to provide a private shopping experience for our customers
How we built it
We built it by using a lot of Firebase features. Firebase hosting, Firebase cloud messaging, Firebase cloud functions, Firebase storage, Firebase authentication, Firebase cloud firestore, Firebase JS SDK, Firebase Android SDK. There's a lot of firebase in here, that's why we called it FireBae.
Challenges we ran into
There were a lot of moving parts with ecommerce so getting everything to talk to each other with a native web client and a native android app talking was difficul, but by using firebase as our entire back end we managed to make it work.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We really used every aspect of firebase we could and we managed to preserve security for our clients.