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Universal App: How to Create a New Firebase App
Universal App: How to Create a New Firebase App

New to Firebase and not sure how to set it up? We’ll go through the steps here.

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If you want to set up Push Notifications for your Universal App, you will need a Firebase account/project for this. If you haven’t had one, we’ll go through all the steps in this article.

To create a new Firebase project, log in to Firebase Console using your publication’s Google account. Once you’re logged in, click Create a project.

Enter the name of the project that you want. This can be your publication name or organization name, it’s up to you. If you’re using your organization’s Google Suite account, you will need to pick the parent resources. In the example, we’re using MagLoft as we’re using a MagLoft email.

Make sure that you tick the box to accept Firebase’s terms and conditions and click Continue.

If you already have Google Analytics connected to your Universal App, you can disable Google Analytics at this stage. Enabling it will create a new Google Analytics ID – so if you already have one please make sure that it’s switched off. Click Continue.

If you choose to enable Google Analytics, the next page will be where you can configure your new Google Analytics account. If not, Firebase will continue creating your new project.

Once a project has been created, go to Project Settings by clicking on the gear icon on the left sidebar and click on Project Settings.

In Project Settings, create a new web app. You can do this by scrolling down and clicking on the script icon. See the screenshot below:

Enter any name you want in the field. This can be the same as the project name or completely different – it’s up to you. Click Register App.

Click Continue to Console.

And that’s it! Your Firebase app is now ready to be used and connected to Universal App. To learn how to do this, go to this article.

Have questions? Feel free to reach out to our live chat in the bottom right corner of your Universal App dashboard, or simply send an email to

  • Join our Universal App Community here

  • Visit the help playlist to get started with your Universal App here.

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