Skip to main content

How to connect your Sketchware app to firebase

 This tutorial will cover how to add your:

• Project ID

• Web API

• App ID

• Firebase storage bucket

to your Sketchware project.

Firebase will allow you to add authentication, database and online storage capabilities to your app.

You will need to start by creating a Firebase Project (Note that this is not the same as a Sketchware project). Check out this article for a detailed guide on how to create a firebase.

On your Sketchware project screen, navigate to the top right corner of your screen. Click the menu item(the three dots) as shown below.

The configuration menu will be opened. Click 'Library'.

In the Library Manager section, click the Firebase option as shown below.

On the Firebase Project settings, add the 'Project ID', 'App ID' and the 'API Key'. If you are not sure where to get these, then check out this article.

If you already have another Sketchware app which is using firebase, you can import the firebase details for that project by clicking 'Import from the other project's.

When you've set up your firebase details, click 'Next'.

On the next screen, add your storage bucket URL for your firebase project. When you are done, click 'Next'

Confirm that you have entered the correct credentials. If you are satisfied, click 'Save'.

A dialog box with a Warning will appear. Simply click 'OK'.

You will note that the 'Firebase' and the 'App compat and design' options have now been switched on. You can now go back to your project screen and focus on building your app.

The Firebase section of your App's Library should look similar to the one below.


Firebase enables you to authenticate your users, manage your database and store data online. It is therefore important to keep your firebase credentials private and to use strong rules to secure your data.

I hope you found this very helpful


Popular posts from this blog

Hip hop and RnB songs to apologize to your partner

Love is a beautiful thing, but it often goes wrong. This often leads to pain, suffering and sorrow.  Being imperfect beings, hearts tend to get broken all the time regardless how hard we may try to avoid it.  The heartbreak is often inadvertent but at times we find ourselves in the wrong. An oversight, a word unsaid or even a lapse in our judgement can cause our loved ones harm. This doesn't always have to be the end though. Oftentimes, relationships can be mended by simply uttering three simple words: "I AM SORRY". This article is a collection of some of my favourite 'I'm sorry' songs. I hope you'll enjoy these apology songs, but more importantly, I hope you will get a few quotables and some wisdom nuggets from them.  The best apology however, is to change behaviour (got that from a Jay Z interview) so as you apologize, please remember that it was your actions that hurt them. The best apology is one which involves you not repeating those same mistakes aga

How to easily create background notifications in Sketchware(original)

One of the keys to building a successful app is to find mechanisms that will keep your users engaged. You can do this by using background notifications. This tutorial will show you how to do that in Sketchware. We will cover: 1. How to create notifications in Sketchware 2. How to show these notifications even when the app is closed. We will start by creating a new project. If you do not know how to create a new project please check out this article here. Once we have created our project, let us create a more block to place our code. Navigate to the events menu and then to the moreblock section as shown in the image above. Create a moreBlock. I have created a moreblock with the name "BackgroundActivity" with a boolean variable named "run." See the image below for how to add the boolean variable. Place the following block in the moreBlock Background activity code: moveTaskToBack(_run); That will move our task to the background.  Please note, that at this point we have

Php date: How to get the first and last day of the week

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to get the first and last day of the week in php. By default, in PHP the week runs from Monday to Sunday. However we'll cover two methods to get the first and last day for both those who consider Sunday or Monday as their first day of the week. We will be using 2 functions to achieve this: date() strtotime() We will use a combination of these two functions and store the result in a variable.  How to get the first day of the week If you want to get Sunday, use this method: $firstday = date('l Y-m-d', strtotime("sunday -1 week")); echo $firstday; If you want to get the date for Monday, this current week, use this method: $monday = date('l Y-m-d', strtotime("monday -1 week ")); echo $monday; How to get the last day of the week The following code will give you Saturday as the last day of the current week. $lastday = date('l Y-m-d', strtotime("saturday 0 week")); echo $last