Guide to Implementing Ionic Firebase Chat

Guide to Implementing Ionic Firebase Chat

In this blog, we will learn about one-to-one chat, group creation, and users’ availability. 

To Initialize firebase into the application using below:

To get the rooms’ list, see the code snippet below that fetches all the rooms from chatUserList collection.

The above code will yield the list as displayed below:

chatUserList collection code deployed

To get the message from the respective room, use the code snippet below that fetches all the notifications from the chat collection.

The above code will yield data as shown below:

Code deployment

To post a message in the chat room, use the code snippet below to add new messages.

To fetch the status of availability of the user below is the code snippet:

The above code will fetch data from the table below:

Fetch data

To add group details in the group, use the snippet code below:

Fetch messages from the chats collection by using the snippet below.

Child_added: This will execute when a new entry is added in the table

Child changed: This will run when the existing entry is updated in the table

 There are many ways to implement chat messaging in ionic using Realtime Database. The above methodology is the simplest way to create a one-to-one group chat like other messaging applications. I hope you are now thorough with the Ionic Base implementation. In case of any further queries, get in touch with an expert at DEV IT here.

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Shailesh Rohit

Software Developer at Dev Information Technology Ltd.
I am Android Application Developer having 4 year of experience. I am expert at social integration of applications with Facebook & Twitter. I have also integrated real time user tracking apps like UBER. I have worked on different payment gateway integration with applications.

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