Firebase vs Firebase Cloud Messaging: What are the differences?
Firebase: The Realtime App Platform. Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds; Firebase Cloud Messaging: A cross-platform messaging solution. It is a cross-platform messaging solution that lets you reliably deliver messages at no cost. You can notify a client app that new email or other data is available to sync. You can send notification messages to drive user re-engagement and retention. For use cases such as instant messaging, a message can transfer a payload of up to 4KB to a client app.
Firebase can be classified as a tool in the "Realtime Backend / API" category, while Firebase Cloud Messaging is grouped under "Mobile Push Messaging".
According to the StackShare community, Firebase has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1215 company stacks & 4651 developers stacks; compared to Firebase Cloud Messaging, which is listed in 13 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
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