I saw a bunch of tutorials about making apps with Ionic + Firebase which seems as a native connection, especially with AngularFire (Firebase angular library), the Ionic team is also fond of Firebase.
I also want to use Firebase because it’s a really good, reliable and production ready BaaS (Backend as a service), and I like it being realtime as well.
But the one thing it lacks is sending push notifications, requiring you to make a server side component of your own, which is something that makes the use of firebase somehow negligible since you’re already paying for a service to be your server side.
Another option would be to pay for another service that’ll handle push notifications for you.
A different option would be to use Parse, but since I’m also interested in a webapp to talk to the backend as well, and I want in realtime, Parse won’t be a good solution for me.
What would you suggest doing in that position? Do you know if Firebase going to support push notifications in the near future? Don’t you think it is native for Firebase to implement?