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Firebase backed news reader using News API

Firebase backed news reader using News API

News Buzz

News App created in Flutter using News API for fetching realtime data and Firebase as the backend and authenticator.


  • Custom news feed based on selected sources
  • Saving articles
  • Explore news based on categories
  • Search for topics
  • Sharing articles




Getting Started

1. Setup Flutter

2. Clone the repo

$ git clone https://github.com/theankurkedia/newsbuzz.git
$ cd newsbuzz/

3. Setup firebase app

  1. You'll need to create a Firebase instance. Follow the instructions at https://console.firebase.google.com.
  2. Once your Firebase instance is created, you'll need to enable anonymous authentication.
  • Go to the Firebase Console for your new instance.
  • Click "Authentication" in the left-hand menu
  • Click the "sign-in method" tab
  • Click "Google" and enable it
  1. (skip if not running on Android)
  • Create an app within your Firebase instance for Android, with package name com.yourcompany.news
  • Run the following command to get your SHA-1 key:
keytool -exportcert -list -v \
-alias androiddebugkey -keystore ~/.android/debug.keystore
  • In the Firebase console, in the settings of your Android app, add your SHA-1 key by clicking "Add Fingerprint".
  • Follow instructions to download google-services.json
  • place google-services.json into newsbuzz/android/app/.
  1. (skip if not running on iOS)
  • Create an app within your Firebase instance for iOS, with package name com.yourcompany.news
  • Follow instructions to download GoogleService-Info.plist, and place it into newsbuzz/ios/Runner in XCode
  • Open newsbuzz/ios/Runner/Info.plist. Locate the CFBundleURLSchemes key. The second item in the array value of this key is specific to the Firebase instance. Replace it with the value for REVERSED_CLIENT_ID from GoogleService-Info.plist

4. Run the app

$ flutter run