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Firebase Realtime Database + Facebook Messenger Integrations

Appy Pie Connect allows you to automate multiple workflows between Firebase Realtime Database and Facebook Messenger

About Firebase Realtime Database

Realtime Database Stores and sync app data in milliseconds

About Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is the official app for sending free messages and video calls to anyone in the world with a Facebook account. Send a photo, make a group video call, or get your friends on board—all in an instant.

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Best Firebase Realtime Database and Facebook Messenger Integrations

  • Firebase Realtime Database Appy Pie Livechat

    Facebook Messenger + Appy Pie Livechat

    Send message to Livechat whenever new message comes in Facebook Messenger Read More...
    When this happens...
    Firebase Realtime Database New Message
     
    Then do this...
    Appy Pie Livechat Get data from Connect

    Send message to Livechat whenever new message comes in Facebook Messenger

  • Firebase Realtime Database Facebook Messenger

    Gmail + Facebook Messenger

    Send new Gmail emails with an attachment to Facebook Messenger as a message [REQUIRED : Business Gmail Account] Read More...
    When this happens...
    Firebase Realtime Database New Attachment
     
    Then do this...
    Facebook Messenger Send Message from Page

    Want to send an email attachment to Facebook Messenger? Use this Gmail-Facebook Messenger integration and Appy Pie Connect will take care of the whole thing. This Connect will trigger whenever you get a new email in Gmail with an attachment, automatically sending it to Facebook Messenger as a message. You only need to decide what kind of attachment you want to send to Facebook Messenger, otherwise, this Connect will send every email on Gmail with attachment to your Facebook Messenger.

    Note: To use this integration you must have a Business Gmail account.

    How It Works
    • A new email with attachment is received in Gmail
    • Appy Pie Connect automatically sends it to Facebook Messenger as a message.
    What You Need
    • A Gmail account
    • A Facebook Messenger account
  • Firebase Realtime Database Facebook Messenger

    Appy Pie Livechat + Facebook Messenger

    Send message to facebook messenger whenever new message created in Livecat Read More...
    When this happens...
    Firebase Realtime Database Livechat Connect Trigger
     
    Then do this...
    Facebook Messenger Send Message


  • Firebase Realtime Database Facebook Messenger

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    {{item.message}} Read More...
    When this happens...
    Firebase Realtime Database {{item.triggerTitle}}
     
    Then do this...
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Connect Firebase Realtime Database + Facebook Messenger in easier way

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    Triggers
  • Edit or Updated Child Object in Firebase Realtime Database

    Triggers on updation of a child object in firebase realtime database.

  • New Child Object in a Firebase Realtime Database

    New Child Object in a Firebase Realtime Database

  • New Delivered Message

    Triggers when a new Message is sent to a page.

  • New Message

    Triggers when a new Message is sent to a page.

  • New Message Read

    Triggers when a new Message is sent to a page.

  • New Message sent to Page

    Triggers when a new Message is sent to a page.

    Actions
  • Create or Replace Firebase Realtime Database Record

    Creates or replaces a child object within your Firebase Realtime Database.

  • Send Message

    Send message from facebook page.

How Firebase Realtime Database & Facebook Messenger Integrations Work

  1. Step 1: Choose Firebase Realtime Database as a trigger app and Select "Trigger" from the Triggers List.

    (30 seconds)

  2. Step 2: Authenticate Firebase Realtime Database with Appy Pie Connect.

    (10 seconds)

  3. Step 3: Select Facebook Messenger as an action app.

    (30 seconds)

  4. Step 4: Pick desired action for the selected trigger.

    (10 seconds)

  5. Step 5: Authenticate Facebook Messenger with Appy Pie Connect.

    (2 minutes)

  6. Your Connect is ready! It's time to start enjoying the benefits of workflow automation.

Integration of Firebase Realtime Database and Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is a mobile messaging application for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. It allows users to message each other using the Internet, rather than phone numbers. It was launched on October 22, 2011 by Facebook as the successor of Facebook Chat. It has more than 900 million monthly active users (MAUs. worldwide as of 2nd quarter of 2016.

Firebase Realtime Database is a cloud-hosted database. Data is synchronized in real-time to all connected devices. Firebase Realtime Database is a NoSQL database that stores JSON data. It can be accessed from a client-side technpogy such as JavaScript or HTML5.

Integration of Firebase Realtime Database and Facebook Messenger

The integration of Firebase Realtime Database and Facebook Messenger is not as easy as many would think. Hence, this section will explain how the integration is done.

First, we need to create an app on Facebook Developer portal. This process is fairly easy and straightforward so I’m not going to explain it here. After that, we have to link our app with our Firebase account by creating a new app (on the left side menu of our Facebook Developer account. After doing that, we will be able to obtain our App ID and App Secret which are needed for the implementation of this project.

We will now implement Firebase Realtime Database on our app by adding a reference to the library in our project. Since we are using ES6 syntax, we first have to install the library via npm. We can then import the library in our project or write it on top of our file like this:

import firebase from 'firebase'; const config = { apiKey. "API_KEY", authDomain. "AuthDomain", databaseURL. "DatabaseURL", projectId. "ProjectID", storageBucket. "StorageBucket", messagingSenderId. "MessagingSenderID" }; export default firebase.initializeApp(config); 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 import firebase from 'firebase' ; const config = { apiKey . "API_KEY" , authDomain . "AuthDomain" , databaseURL . "DatabaseURL" , projectId . "ProjectID" , storageBucket . "StorageBucket" , messagingSenderId . "MessagingSenderID" } ; export default firebase . initializeApp ( config . ;

After importing or writing the above code, we can use Firebase SDK to handle all the tasks of Firebase Realtime Database (such as creating a database reference, creating a cplection and adding document references to the cplection. These tasks are implemented using methods such as FirebaseDatabase.referencetoURL(. and FirebaseDatabase.setValue(. which are described in detail in their official documentation.

After that, we can proceed to implement Facebook Messenger SDK. First, we have to add a reference to Facebook SDK. Then, we will add a listener for whenever there is a change in the value of any cplection in our Realtime Database. Whenever there is a change in any cplection, we will send a notification to any user who is subscribed to that particular cplection’s channel. Note that whenever there is an update in Realtime Database, there is also an update in Firestore database which is another database created by Google that helps us store access tokens and authentication details for our app. We can then retrieve these details from Firestore database after integrating it with Firebase Realtime Database and Facebook Messenger. You can find more information about how to retrieve these details from Firestore database on Google’s official documentation page here.

You might be thinking why do we need to integrate Facebook Messenger when integrating Firebase Realtime Database and Firestore database? We need Facebook Messenger because of its popularity; in fact, many people don’t use Facebook just for chatting with their friends but to stay updated with other apps. If you want to manage your users’ data, you will surely need their email addresses which you can only get after they sign up on your app through Facebook Messenger. Hence, if you integrate Facebook Messenger with Firebase Realtime Database and Firestore database, you can easily retrieve all your users’ email addresses!

Benefits of Integration of Firebase Realtime Database and Facebook Messenger

There are many benefits of integrating Firebase Realtime Database and Facebook Messenger such as:

Security – With more users’ emails stored in your database, you can easily manage your security by verifying their emails before allowing them to use your app. You can even give them access only once they confirm their email address through Facebook Messenger! Communication – Since you have all your users’ emails stored, it makes communication much easier since you know what email address they use; this way you can send them updates through email as well! User Experience – Your users won’t have to fill out their email address every time they open your app again! They can simply click on the ‘Sign In’ button which will then prompt them to subscribe via Facebook Messenger instead! Statistics – Since you have all your users’ emails stored in your database, you can easily track how many people are signing up for your app through Facebook Messenger without having to ask them for their email address every time! Marketing – Your marketing team will be glad because they will be able to track how many people signed up for your app through Facebook Messenger; this way they will be able to focus on marketing channels which work best for them! Analytics – Your analytics team will be glad because they don’t have to ask your users for their email address every time they sign in using email! This way they can easily track how many people are signing up for your app through Facebook Messenger! Retention – Your retention team will be glad because they won’t have to ask your users for their email address every time they sign in! This way they won’t lose any valuable information about your users’ experience with your app!

In this blog post I explained how to integrate Firebase Realtime Database and Facebook Messenger using a sample application called “My Awesome App”. I also explained the benefits of integrating both technpogies together since there are many benefits such as security, communication, user experience and statistics!

The process to integrate Firebase Realtime Database and Facebook Messenger may seem complicated and intimidating. This is why Appy Pie Connect has come up with a simple, affordable, and quick spution to help you automate your workflows. Click on the button below to begin.