Firestore Quickstart


Friendly Eats is a restaurant recommendation app built on Firestore. For more information about Firestore visit the docs.

Getting Started

Security Rules

Add the following security rules to your project in the: rules tab:

service cloud.firestore {  
  match /databases/{database}/documents {
    // Anyone can read a restaurant, only authorized
    // users can create or update. Deletes are not allowed.
       match /restaurants/{restaurantId} {
         allow read: if true;
         allow create, update: if request.auth.uid != null;

    // Anyone can read a rating. Only the user who made the rating
    // can delete it. Ratings can never be updated.
    match /restaurants/{restaurantId}/ratings/{ratingId} {
         allow read: if true;
      allow create: if request.auth.uid != null;
         allow delete: if == request.auth.uid;
         allow update: if false;

Run the App

  • When you open the app you will be prompted to sign in, choose any email and password.
  • When you first open the app it will be empty, choose Add Random Items from the overflow menu to add some new entries.



As you use the app's filter functionality you may see warnings in logcat that look like this: W/Firestore Adapter: onEvent:error FAILED_PRECONDITION: The query requires an index. You can create it here:

This is because indexes are required for most compound queries in Firestore. Clicking on the link from the error message will automatically open the index creation UI in the Firebase console with the correct paramters filled in:

This app also provides an index specification file in indexes.json which specifies all indexes required to run the application. You can add all of these indexes programatically using the Firebase CLI.