For a full understanding of these new possibilities, check out the latest blog from our CEO Lukas Kinigadner.
For this, we used the emscripten toolchain. This is a very modern compiler toolchain based around LLVM that turns C++ code into WebAssembly. WebAssembly can be loaded by all modern browsers and executes blazingly fast.
Not all smooth sailing…
So far, so simple, right? Not quite. We did face some significant challenges. Firstly, we had to overcome some technical issues relating to Tensorflow, which we use for training of classification and detection networks. Tensorflow is at the heart of our SDK and its execution speed defines much of how fast our SDK feels overall. Because of that we switched to TensorflowJS to get WebGL accelerated inference.
We also had to make some changes inside our core, and compile the dependencies for WebAssembly before adjusting our internal architecture to match the web. Sorting these issues was a tedious process at times, but ultimately worth the effort.
Teamwork makes the dream work
This meant that all of the UI functionality for the browser-based SDK was ready to go, so we could focus on ironing out the issues elsewhere and bring the product to market as quickly as we did.
Anyline is a Gartner Cool Vendor
Gartner, the world wide research institute famous for creating the hype cycle model to predict the maturity of emerging technologies, named Anyline as a Cool Vendor for supply chain execution in 2018.
Gartner Cool Vendors exist across all major areas of technology innovation. Those that stand out, do so because they offer some disruptive capability or opportunity. Anyline has been listed as a Cool Vendor because of their mobile OCR technology. This technology is backed by artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide the most accurate scan possible.
“This is a huge success for us. Gartner are one of the best known research institutes in the tech industry. Their work on the “Magic Quadrant” and the “Hype Cycle” have helped to guide companies for years. Growing enterprises around the world rely on the analysis and reports they provide to choose only the best service providers. To be recognized by them is to receive the gold standard of approval within our field.”
– Anyline CEO, Lukas Kinigadner.
Anyline was recognized by Gartner because our technology supports the digitization of all kinds of data. By removing typing and manual data entry from everyday processes, you can save time, money and resources while also improving your data quality.
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