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.