Published on November 24, 2016 by CodeWithChris

Firebase Tutorial for iOS Apps
Lesson 5: How Firebase Data is Stored
In this lesson, you’ll learn how your data is stored in the Firebase Realtime Database. Clue: It’s not stored using Tables and Rows!

This video series uses the latest and greatest from Apple (Xcode 8, Swift 3, iOS 10) and Google (Firebase) to create a messaging app with database features.

This series is intended for intermediate programmers or people who have gone through my Beginner series which can be found here:

How To Make An iPhone App (for beginners) – Start Here

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CodeWithChris is dedicated to teaching beginners and non-programmers all about building iOS apps. On the site, you’ll find a ton of free resources and tutorials to aid you on your journey to learn iOS development. Many people have successfully picked up Swift 3, Xcode 8 and app building from my course and materials!

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“Heartbreaker” by Jahzzar (

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Tom Jansen
Tom Jansen
1 month 23 days ago

Great tutorial! I was wondering if this is also the way to go in order to create a multiplayer game?

1 month 23 days ago

+Tom Jansen hey Tom, I believe it would be but I have to admit that my experience building multiplayer games is limited. The realtime database seems like it would be fine to me!