The Firebase Blog

Sara Robinson
Apr 16, 2014

Winners Use Firebase at HackIllinois

Vikrum, Abe, Mike, and I had a fantastic time at the first ever HackIllinois at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign this past weekend. At the end of the hackathon, we were excited to discover that the top 3 winners all used Firebase in their hacks!

James Tamplin
Apr 12, 2014

Firebase Turns Two Today!

Two years ago today there was a torrential downpour in San Francisco. Despite the abysmal weather, a group of 250 friends and passionate technologists came to see Andrew, Vikrum, Michael and I introduce Firebase to the world.

Vikrum Nijjar
Apr 08, 2014

OpenSSL Security Update

Yesterday the OpenSSL Project released an update to address the "Heartbleed" vulnerability. Once the exploit was revealed our infrastructure team responded immediately and all Firebase services were secured the same day, by 11pm PDT on Monday, April 7. Firebase is no longer vulnerable to this exploit.

Sara Robinson
Apr 04, 2014

Fireside Chat with Ben Drucker from is a mobile web app that helps nonprofits rally major donors during events and campaigns. Founder Ben Drucker explains how uses Firebase and Angular in this Fireside Chat.

Sara Robinson
Apr 02, 2014

Fireside Chat with Kabriel Robichaux from Flawk

Flawk creates an online space for instant engagement between you and your audience. In this Fireside Chat, Co-Founder Kabriel Robichaux explains how Flawk uses Firebase.

Sara Robinson
Mar 28, 2014

Firebase at EmberConf 2014

Adam, Alex, James and I just got back from EmberConf in Portland, Oregon and had a great time! The Tilde team did a fantastic job planning the conference and we really enjoyed meeting Ember developers, chatting with the core team and getting feedback on our new EmberFire bindings.

Greg Soltis
Mar 24, 2014

Announcing Streaming for the Firebase REST API

We’re excited to announce that the Firebase REST API now supports streaming! This means you can add realtime notifications to your Firebase app on currently unsupported platforms.

Adam Putinski
Mar 21, 2014

Announcing New Bindings for EmberJS

Just in time for EmberConf next week, we’re excited to announce a new version of our EmberFire bindings, along with an example blogging app to showcase the magic of using Firebase with Ember.

Sara Robinson
Mar 13, 2014

Fireside Chat: Union Test Prep

Ryan from Union Test Prep explains how they use Firebase to power their online testing solution. They currently use the Firebase JavaScript SDK to store students' progress as they work through materials, and plan to use the iOS and Android SDKs in their upcoming suite of mobile apps.

Sara Robinson
Feb 19, 2014

Announcing Thinkster's AngularJS + Firebase Tutorial

The team at Thinkster wrote a comprehensive AngularJS tutorial utilizing Firebase for realtime data persistence. In the tutorial, you'll create a social link sharing site called 'ang-news' that covers many major concepts in Angular.

All Blog Articles

Apr 16, 2014
Winners Use Firebase at HackIllinois
Apr 12, 2014
Firebase Turns Two Today!
Apr 08, 2014
OpenSSL Security Update
Apr 04, 2014
Fireside Chat with Ben Drucker from
Apr 02, 2014
Fireside Chat with Kabriel Robichaux from Flawk
Mar 28, 2014
Firebase at EmberConf 2014
Mar 24, 2014
Announcing Streaming for the Firebase REST API
Mar 21, 2014
Announcing New Bindings for EmberJS
Mar 13, 2014
Fireside Chat: Union Test Prep
Feb 19, 2014
Announcing Thinkster's AngularJS + Firebase Tutorial
Feb 04, 2014
Firesafe: Add Complex Security Logic to Your Firebase App
Jan 21, 2014
Firebase at ng-conf 2014
Jan 14, 2014
Follow Firebase at the First Ever AngularJS Conference: ng-conf!
Jan 02, 2014
Queries, Part 2: Advanced Searches with Firebase, made Plug-and-Play Simple
Dec 31, 2013
Happy New Year from Firebase
Dec 19, 2013
Wearing Firebase on Your Wrist: Firebase & Electric Imp Team Up to Hack Hardware
Dec 16, 2013
Building an Ember.js App With Firebase
Dec 12, 2013
Firebase + is the Future of App Development
Dec 10, 2013
Talkboard by Citrix: Collaborative Drawing with Firebase
Dec 03, 2013
Fireside Chat with Nitrous.IO
Nov 27, 2013
Fireside Chat: Aaron Wenger from Survata
Nov 25, 2013
Connect Firebase to 120+ API services with Zapier
Nov 21, 2013
Firebase Users Around the World
Nov 11, 2013
Adding Real-time Features to Videopixie
Nov 07, 2013
Firebase at Realtime Conf 2013
Nov 05, 2013
Fireside Chat: Richard McDaniel from Bitlab
Oct 25, 2013
BTCQuote: A Real-Time Bitcoin Price Ticker
Oct 22, 2013
Announcing Firebase Bindings for EmberJS
Oct 21, 2013
Build, Break, Fix, Repeat: The HackMIT Report
Oct 04, 2013
Three-Way Data Binding with Firebase and Angular
Oct 01, 2013
Queries, Part 1: Common SQL Queries Converted for Firebase
Sep 25, 2013
GeoFire: Location Queries for Fun and Profit
Aug 23, 2013
Firebase is Your Product's API
Aug 15, 2013
Firebase Leaves Beta Today
Aug 02, 2013
iFirefeed: An iOS Twitter clone, built on Firebase
Aug 01, 2013
New Feature: Improved String Validation in Security Rules
Jul 16, 2013
Miss Google Reader? Build your own with Firebase and AngularJS!
Jul 09, 2013
Announcing Firechat: Open Source, Real-Time Chat
Jul 02, 2013
Announcing Firebase Support For Java and Android
Jun 20, 2013
We've raised a $5.6M Series A from Union Square Ventures and Flybridge
Jun 17, 2013
How To Build a Presence System
Jun 12, 2013
Firepad - Now with List Support!
Jun 10, 2013
First Annual Firebase WWDC Office Hours Meetup
May 17, 2013
Firebase Tech Talks
May 06, 2013
Firebase at AngelHack SF 2013
Apr 25, 2013
Feed the Fire - An RSS to Firebase sync service
Apr 16, 2013
Firebase Adds PhoneGap / Cordova Support
Apr 15, 2013
Use Firebase from Your Native OS X Application
Apr 12, 2013
Denormalizing Your Data is Normal
Apr 09, 2013
Announcing Firepad - Our Open Source Collaborative Text Editor
Mar 29, 2013
Announcing Firebase bindings for AngularJS
Mar 27, 2013
We won a UserVoice Award!
Mar 25, 2013
Where does Firebase fit in your app?
Mar 20, 2013
The New Firebase iOS SDK
Mar 14, 2013
npm install firebase
Mar 11, 2013
Github Service Hook for Firebase
Mar 07, 2013
Firebase at LAUNCH Hackathon 2013
Mar 06, 2013
Power your Chrome Extension with Firebase!
Feb 28, 2013
Moving into Our New Office
Feb 20, 2013
Firebase lessons on Codecademy
Feb 13, 2013
Our Beta is Now Open to All Developers
Jan 29, 2013
BackFire: Firebase bindings for Backbone.js
Jan 21, 2013
Firebase Will Require SSL Starting February 4th
Dec 19, 2012
Firefeed: A Twitter clone built with Firebase
Dec 18, 2012
The New Firebase Security API
Dec 04, 2012
Firebase at AngelHack Silicon Valley
Nov 19, 2012
Communicating with Firebase
Nov 15, 2012
Nov 06, 2012
New Features: Admin Panel and Analytics
Oct 29, 2012
RealtimeConf in Portland
Sep 26, 2012
The First Firebase Drink Up!
Aug 30, 2012
Facebook World Hack: Day 1
Jul 30, 2012
Making the Switch from Amazon Cloudfront to Fastly
Jul 27, 2012
Firebase now supports SSL
Jun 21, 2012
Fundraising Post-Mortem
Jun 19, 2012
Use and Firebase to build mobile apps!
Jun 01, 2012
Our Talk on Multiplayer Games at O'Reilly Fluent
May 22, 2012
Firebase Closes $1.4 Million in Seed Funding
May 07, 2012
Robert Scoble interviews us!
Apr 16, 2012
Firebase + Phone + Creativity = Mobile Graffiti
Apr 15, 2012
Firebase Launch Party [Video]
Apr 12, 2012
What can you do with Firebase? Let's talk to developers!
Apr 12, 2012
Developers, meet Firebase!