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TECHNOLOGY NEWS: How Rex Solution integrated eyeson in the Covid-19 testing app

Giannenta Milio
Posted by Giannenta Milio on May 12, 2022

Since the start of the pandemic, covid-19 tests have become an integral part of many peoples’ routines in different countries. It has been the main resource to keep communities safe and restore normal business and leisure activities. eyeson and Rex Solutions joined forces to address the increased need for covid tests and mitigate costs and time involved. Making tests easily available will unlock activities, relieve stress and help normalize business and leisure activities that are still restricted.

An easy and quick solution for covid-19 online testing

The challenge for Rex Solution was to add live video, audio, data and to store recordings easily to the covid testing application project. The covid-19 app project presented several requirements such as easy access, traceability and tamper proof storage of the video recordings for the examination purposes.
With only one integration on all devices, eyeson merges all participants, media & live data into one video stream in the cloud to guarantee constant low bandwidth to all devices and clients (max. 1 Mbits up/max. 1.5 Mbits down). It is this technology that enabled an easy and reliable setup for conducting the online PCR and Antigen tests.

The implementation made possible with 2 elements

As the development partner, Rex Solutions showed notable authority and adaptability. They needed to accelerate development and implementation processes but had to consider that the eyeson SDK wasn’t yet released. The Rex Solutions mobile app is in React Native and for the eyeson implementation the solution came from the developers. In native mobile apps, any website interface can be shown by using the react native web view library. So two elements were needed to be implemented to embed eyeson in the solution: the web server deployment of the eyeson implementation and the react native web view.

eyeson provides a JavaScript library to help developers add their API easily to their projects. This way, Rex Solutions used the JavaScript based open source frontend web framework called Angular.js to present the frontend and functional part of the solution. Further on, the dynamic and interactive web apps were built.

Rex Solutions used the React Native developer framework that combines universal JavaScript frontend components with native code on multiple platforms including iOS and Android based mobile devices. For the frontend the JavaScript based open source frontend web framework Angular.js was used. With Angular.js, dynamic and interactive web apps can be efficiently built. To integrate video communication functionality eyeson provided a JavaScript library to easily integrate with the other components.

The web pages are managed by a web server where everything needed to manage the video recording is implemented. Specific actions were created as “Start the recording”, “start the stopwatch”, “stop the recording” as well as instructions to create and join the virtual rooms. Moreover, this solution’s implementation allows sending streaming data to eyeson by using eyeson library, and also calling the REST APIs to store streaming response in Rex Solution’s database.

Enabling user authentication on web and mobile applications

Developers used the web view library to keep user authentication on web since in native mobile applications they are passing the user authentication and booking details data to the web server by using url. The web server initiates a new session to keep the validity of the user by fetching user authentication data from this url.
Alert messages and guiding steps were also needed in the case of the covid tests where users have to follow a specific procedure and wait a specific amount of time to receive the results. The next challenge was to be able to view and listen to the alert messages from the web server in mobile apps. For alert messages like the ringing notification after 15 minutes of recording, developers used the concept of JavaScript injection, as on both sides there was the advantage of JavaScript/typescript programming languages.

eyeson is a technology leader in cloud-based video communication. eyeson provides an API video service to easily integrate live video including live media, data and participants into any kind of use-case based on its unique patented single stream technology. To secure customers performance eyeson offers the service to manage cloud capacity, scalable video coding performance and data management. eyeson provides browser-based video integrations on all desktop and mobile devices.

RexSolution is a software company, founded in 2016, based in North Macedonia with offices abroad as well, that offers software solutions and services to people and businesses all over the world.

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