Having an intelligent and easy to use cloud-based storage service for your iOS app is critical when real-time, reliable communication is necessary. In this course, Creating a Cloud-based Swift iOS Chat App with Firebase, you'll see how Firebase comes to the rescue and satisfies the need for reliability and real-time interaction. First, you'll create a Swift based chat app and at the core of this app will be Firebase. Next, you'll learn how to integrate Firebase into an iOS app. Finally, you'll explore the schema structure of Firebase, which is key to fully understanding iOS/Firebase integration. By the end of this course, you'll know how to integrate Firebase with iOS to create a real-time chat application.