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Real-Time Database/Messaging REST Api

Greetings,

Excited about Backendless 5.0 and exciting new functionalities

The documentation has only been updated for the SDK's.

Is this available on REST?

I would like to incorporate both Real-Time Database and Real-Time Messaging on my REST based android application.

Regards,

George

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REST is based on the request-response paradigm. That is a client makes a request, server sends a response. Real-time database/messaging is based on the client maintaining a dedicated connection with the server. And for that reason,I it is not possible with REST. That functionality is implemented in the SDKs though.

Regards,

Mark

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Hi Mark,

Could you then consider having a dependency dedicated to Real-Time Database and Real-Time messaging for those implementing REST for the other functions?

George.

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There is not even a library for REST. What would that "dependency" look like?

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Am thinking along something like this

  1. The following libraries are available for the various Firebase features.
  2. Gradle Dependency LineService
  3. com.google.firebase:firebase-core:16.0.0 Analytics
  4. com.google.firebase:firebase-database:16.0.1 Realtime Database
  5. com.google.firebase:firebase-firestore:17.0.1 Cloud Firestore
  6. com.google.firebase:firebase-storage:16.0.1Storage
  7. com.google.firebase:firebase-crash:16.0.0Crash Reporting
  8. com.google.firebase:firebase-auth:16.0.1 Authentication
  9. com.google.firebase:firebase-messaging:17.0.0Cloud Messaging
  10. com.google.firebase:firebase-config:16.0.0Remote Config

A library for each feature of Backendless.

George

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I prefer the simplicity of adding a single line of dependency to get all of Backendless functionality. This is what I would call ease-of-use.