How to Create Dynamic PDF Viewer in Android with Firebase?
If you are creating apps for students or for educational purposes then you need to add some PDF files for displaying some data inside our app. These PDF files are updated on regular basis. For loading this PDF from the server we prefer to use PDF Viewer which will load the PDF from the URL in Android. Inside this, we add the URL for PDF inside our Apps code and load it from that URL. What if we want to change that PDF, so for that we need to change the URL of the PDF inside our code. But practically it will not be possible to change the URL for PDF files and update the app for users. So for handling this case we will use Firebase. By using Firebase we will dynamically load PDF from Firebase and update the PDF inside our app. Now we will move towards the implementation part.
What we are going to build in this project?
We will be building an application in which we will be loading PDF from our Firebase Console and update that PDF in Realtime by changing the URL in our Firebase Console. For the implementation of this project, we will be using Firebase Realtime Database with which we will be updating our PDF in Realtime. Note that we are going to implement this project using the Java language.
Step by Step Implementation
Step 1: Create a New Project
To create a new project in Android Studio please refer to How to Create/Start a New Project in Android Studio. Note that select Java as the programming language.
Step 2: Connect your app to Firebase