Hey there, iOS Developers!
We wanted to let you know that Firebase version 3.6 is now available for iOS.
This contains a number of important bug fixes and features needed for iOS 10
support, and we encourage you to run a pod update (or manually
update your frameworks) and recompile your projects at your earliest
If you want to see a full list of fixes and improvements, you can review the release notes,
but here's a quick summary of what's new.
Firebase Cloud Messaging now has support for the new iOS 10 user notifications.
If your app is running on iOS 10, you can handle incoming notifications using
method. And don't worry -- if your app only has the older
application:didReceiveRemoteNotification: completionHandler methods
supported, APNs will call those instead if it can't find the newer ones. Need
more info? Refer to the updated FCM
documentation for more information.
With the iOS 10 update, Apple made a number of changes to their App Store review
guidelines. The latest version of Firebase has made several changes in response
to these new guidelines. Most importantly, you should no longer encounter iTunes
Connect errors asking you to provide text for things like
One consequence of following these guidelines is that we have removed the
technology which up until recently gave you the ability to measure iOS Search
app install ads from Safari.
For those of you who are using Firebase Invites, you will need to supply some
content for NSContactsUsageDescription in your plist
file. Firebase Invites uses this contact information to populate the list of
friends that your user might want to send an invitation to.
Of course, this is an ongoing process. We will monitor the impact of these
changes closely, and publish further updates if it ever becomes necessary.
You may recall in a recent blog post that Firebase Auth was encountering errors
in Xcode 8 due to it not being able to write values to the keychain in the
simulator. While that issue still exists, we have developed a workaround where
we use NSUserDefaults in the simulator, and continue to use the
keychain on the device. This means you can now develop and test out Firebase
Auth in the simulator and everything should be working again.
You found bugs; we fixed 'em! Please continue to report any issues or feature
requests you might have to our online
form, and we'll make sure they get handled appropriately.
And if you have any questions, you can always ask them on Stack Overflow with
tag, or send them to our Google group.
Thanks again for being a Firebase developer! Now go forth and update your apps!