Practically, we are setting up the PWA to use Google Vision, a cloud service under Google Cloud Platform, in combination with business logic encoded by us, to decode and recognise any individual container based on photos taken using the device at hand. This provides a high degree of reliability in terms of getting the right container numbers from any given image, thus optimising the flow while also reducing the risk of human error from manually entering container numbers.
The PWA we’ve made for Unifeeder is, in a sense, an exercise in adopting a best-in-breed approach, this time by getting the best services across different cloud providers. On top of the benefits a PWA-based solution provides Unifeeder in and of itself, the PWA works against residual APIs in Azure API Management. By using this setup, we are supporting Unifeeder’s wish to use more business logic in the Azure cloud, bringing to bear both our expertise in seeing what the client needs, and an understanding of catering to the desires of the client.
By combining the tracking that they already have in place when their containers are at sea or in port, with our solution for tracking on the road, Unifeeder can now accomplish their goal of tracking continuously from manufacturer to delivery / pickup.