Hybrid meets Cordova – A meeting of capabilities
Hello and welcome to another blog post from our Tech Bytes series.
As a company that strongly believes that being rapid is not enough, we definitely have something up our sleeve when it comes to innovation. Neutrinos brings to you the Cordova Advantage for your Hybrid Apps.
In a highly integrated and app-dominated world of today, Hybrid Apps have opened a whole new world of possibilities for developers across the globe. It is garnering attention and for all the right reasons. Hybrid Apps follow ‘build once, deploy anywhere’ principle, where developers can develop and maintain one code base which can be deployed on any device/ platform.
Though Hybrid Apps are not devoid of limitations. Traditionally, hybrid apps were not able to leverage hardware and device specific capabilities or native level functionalities given the nature of the codebase and dependencies. With the new release of Neutrinos Platform, we have effectively addressed all these limitations using Cordova Plugins which are open source and available for all to use in Github.
In this post we will give you a sneak peek into the most essential Cordova capabilities required by enterprises. Here’s a quick lowdown on what you can expect from this new release.
Cordova Plugins for Enterprise
Giving mobile demographics greater flexibility, we’ve leveraged the Cordova library effectively to facilitate better device integration. Users can scan documents and save a copy on their devices or simply upload it to a server for later use.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
Developers can safely capture information from scanned documents. Printed or written text can now be easily recognized within a digital image. Be it numbers, letters or symbols, the OCR feature allows users to convert them into editable and searchable data that saves hours of retyping and eliminates the possibility of errors.
In a highly crowded retail environment where QR code now means everything, being able to do so without a native app is quite an achievement. Users can now scan and decode all types of barcodes with ease.
The good part is that it works for all platforms- iOS, Android and Web. From scanning codes and storing information to accessing websites and making payments, there is a great deal of versatility in store for all.
Greater security and faster access are now guaranteed with the fingerprint authentication. A quick, authorized login takes away the stress and is something that’s hugely in demand now. Needless to say, we’ve got this covered too.
Taking functionality a notch higher, Cordova plugin has enabled us to take videos within the app itself. So no matter what the situation is, you can always take a video if you need to.
From scrolling up and down to ‘undo’ing the last action, the shake feature comes with amazing convenience for developers as well as users.
All the above capabilities are extremely useful for enterprises who are looking to build consumer facing mobile apps. We have personally implemented it for several of our customers and received unprecedented response for each of them. In the coming months, we will continue to develop and publish more plugins for enterprise use.
Don’t take my word for it, you can experience it for yourself.