A quick run through of screenshots on how to get setup with Firebase for use with App Inventor. Assumes you are not signed into Google
You will be asked to sign in with your google account
follow through by entering your password on the next screen.
(if you haven't got one you will need one)
Click Create a project
Type a meaningful project name and click Continue
(if you do not want analytics click the switch)
Use your google account to setup analytics
Click Create project
Here we click on "Web" - it is the closest thing we have in App Inventor
Give your app a nickname ( I used the same as the project name)
Click Register app
You are then should your project/app details. You can grab these now or later...
Click Continue to the console
On the left, select Develop, it will drop down a menu
From the drop down, select Realtime Database
Click Create Database
Change the rules to start in Test Mode
(note they will time out in a month, so you will need to go back in and change them or extend the dates)
Some users setting up have found that using the [beta] europe-west location causes connection problems, so it is better at the moment (Feb 2021) to use the US servers. This will apply also to the Firebase Storage settings below
From the drop down on the left, click on Storage
Set your rules for Storage then click Next
Select a world location nearest you for your database
then click Done
Firebase shows you your storage area. Here you can create folders, see uploaded files and their metadata
On the left, click on the Settings icon.
This will show you all the settings and keys again
The second part of the settings page
From the drop down on the left, click on Authentication. This will bring you to the user authentication area.
Click on Sign-in method
Select your preferred sign in methods and enable them.
Here I have just enabled Email/Password sign -in