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    Use Google Firestore in React with zero effort, using MobX 🤘

    • 🎶 Simple, easy to use API, get up & running in minutes
    • 🚀 Fast, only fetches and re-renders data when needed
    • 🤘 No clutter, no complex stores/providers/actions/reducers, just go

    The latest version is compatible with the Firebase v9 API.

    yarn add firestorter

    1. Initialize

    import { initializeApp } from 'firebase/app';
    import { getFirestore } from 'firebase/firestore';
    import { initFirestorter } from 'firestorter';
    import makeWebContext from 'firestorter/web';
    // Initialize firebase app
    const app = initializeApp({ ... });
    const firestore = getFirestore(app);
    // Initialize `firestorter`
    initFirestorter(makeWebContext({ firestore }));

    See here on how to use with react-native, compat mode and older firebase SDKs.

    2. Create a Collection or Document

    import { Collection, Document } from 'firestorter';
    const todos = new Collection('todos');
    const user = new Document('users/8273872***');

    3. Wrap your Components with mobx's observer pattern

    import * as React from 'react';
    import { observer } from 'mobx-react';
    const Todos = observer(() => {
      return <div>
        { => (
            doc={doc} />
    const TodoItem = observer(({doc}) => {
      const { finished, text } =;
      return <div>
        <input type='checkbox' checked={finished} />
        <input type='text' value={text} />

    That's it. Your Components will now render your firestore data and re-render when data in the back-end changes.

    How it works

    Firestorter makes integrating Firestore real-time data into React easy as pie. It does this by providing a simple API for accessing Collection and Document data, whilst taking away the burden of managing snapshot listeners, data-caching and efficiently updating your React components.

    It does this by intelligently tracking whether a Collection or Document should be listening for real-time updates (onSnapshot events) or not. Whenever a Component renders a Collection or Document, firestorter enables real-time updates on that resource. And whenever a Component stops using the resource (e.g., component was unmounted), it stops listening for snapshot updates. This behavior really shines when multiple components are rendering collection/document data and it becomes more difficult to determine whether snapshot updates should be enabled or not.


    Want to learn more, head over to 🤘


    npm i firestorter

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