I am trying to use firebase REST API and to get some data into my ubuntu touch app. Can you give me some pointers on how could I go about doing that?


You can do it using some Javascript code in QML:

import QtQuick 2.0
import Ubuntu.Components 0.1

Item {
    width: 200
    height: 150

    ListModel {
        id: model

    ListView {
        id: listview
        anchors.fill: parent
        model: model
        delegate: Text {
            text: jsondata

    function getData() {
        var xmlhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();
        var url = "https://samplechat.firebaseio-demo.com/users/jack/name.json";

        xmlhttp.onreadystatechange=function() {
            if (xmlhttp.readyState == 4 && xmlhttp.status == 200) {
        xmlhttp.open("GET", url, true);

    function myFunction(json) {
        var obj = JSON.parse(json);
        listview.model.append( {jsondata: obj.first +" "+ obj.last })

    Button {
        anchors.bottom: parent.bottom
        width: parent.width
        text: "GET Data"
        onClicked: getData()

Run the following code with qmlscene:

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After clicking to get data from Firebase:

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To run the above code make sure to populate the database as follow:

curl -X PUT -d '{ "first": "Jack", "last": "Sparrow" }' \



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