I'm not sure if this is the most relevant post, but I have a problem with a Firebase SDK being written to NPM. I used the Firebase Storage SDK to retrieve images from a storage bucket on Firebase, but have since found that the Storage SDK was written to NPM. It's recommended to use Google Cloud instead, but it's a paid service and no free option is available. – https://stackoverflow.com/questions/41352150/typeerror-firebase-storage-is-not-a-function – this question explains it perfectly.
Does anyone know if there is a way to work around this issue and not have to pay for the Firebase Storage SDK or an alternative to Firebase that I can use instead?