Hey Guys I just added this ‘issue’ #3385 to the Github repo of FlutterFire as a really feel that the latest update that forces you to Initialize Firebase has no real benefit and a few drawback. Here I leave the comment I wrote. Would love to here your opinion and If you feel the same way please go and comment to try and reverse the change.
I understand that this was done to bring more consistency between all the platforms Sdk's where Firebase can be implemented. But I can't really see the benefit on Flutter and does bring some drawbacks. 1º- It does make more boiler plate (Not a big deal) 2º- It creates a flash when it changes from the Widget display when it is not Initialize and the first screen the user will see (commented in this issue #3384 3º- It has an impact on start time (very small, but flutter aims to complete with native) Taking into account that Flutter aims to be a framework with Native performance, very quick development times and one code for all platforms. I can't see the real benefit of forcing too Initialize Firebase. Before the FlutterFire update this wasn't an issue and implementing Firebase was a breeze with great overall results. Again, I understand trying to be consistent and think it is a great idea. But Flutter shouldn't loose good things in favor of other older platforms. ```