Link to the original doc - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IaoIR9E-s9gjbuzmv4WPeCXtLl6TVfnj7WAnV9gO6Qw/edit
Google Analytics is shifting its codebase to the Firebase SDK and ecosystem. Firebase is a mobile development platform with several tools to improve your app, including its own analytics service as well as support for the traditional Google Analytics console.
While Firebase has certain advantages over Google Analytics, the service is not yet mature and should be used in combination with Google Analytics as a sort of suite for analysis. For example, Firebase has better funnel analysis capabilities, but it doesn’t effectively support analysis on the level of event attributes or dimensions (i.e. Show Name, Item ID). For this, Google Analytics is preferable.
This document will explain
- Before you configure Google Analytics, you will need to make sure you’ve got the Firebase platform set up for your app.
- In order Setup Firebase, follow the guideline here.
- There are two sets of directions in that document. Follow the directions on the top, of connecting using the Firebase SDK, as that is the only method still supported by Google.
- Follow Google’s documentation to Set Up Firebase for Mobile Apps here.
- Leave the Mobile App Account ID field blank. Google will continue to support legacy properties created prior to this system which have such an ID. But all new properties will not have such an ID.