How to create a new Firebase project?

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Aman Mittal ā€¢ June 01, 2020

2 min read ā€¢ 388 words

Applications are often complex in terms of architecture. Usually, when they are implemented as full-stack or conjunction of a frontend and a backend application with a database.

If you are a solo developer trying to build out an MVP (minimum viable product) or a side project or a product app, handling the scalability of both frontend parts and the backend part of the application can take a considerable amount of time and effort.

Firebase is one of the solutions for web or mobile applications to start that side project. It offers a complete backend solution in terms of:

  • authorization
  • authentication (with common social method providers such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple Sign-in)
  • database
  • hosting

There are other specific services provided by Firebase ML Kit and Cloud functions. That said, Firebase is a Backend as a Service (BaaS). It helps to write well-designed APIs in an opinionated way and by keeping the tech stack minimal.

Create a new Firebase project from the console#

To start a new Firebase app with a frontend framework or a library, the API keys are required. To obtain these API keys, you need access to a Firebase project. A new Firebase project is created from the Firebase console here https://console.firebase.google.com/.

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Initially, can create a free tier Firebase project known as Spark Plan. To know about pricing and more information on Firebase plans take a look here.

Now, click on the button Add project and then enter the name of the Firebase project.

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Then, click the Continue on the step 2 screen.

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On the step 3 screen, you can leave everything to default and press the button Create project to create a new Firebase project.

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You might see a loading screen like below when the project is being created.

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When the loading finishes, press the button and be welcome by the main dashboard screen of the Firebase project.

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That's it to create a new Firebase project from its console.

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