Make final decisions about what information you need to integrate with your AR experience. Then start planning how you will connect to the systems, tools, and/or data you need to achieve your use case.
As your AR project progresses, you will determine how to integrate with existing systems, tools, and/or data. Earlier in the project, you planned what information you need to flow into and out of Vuforia Studio. Now document how you will integrate to the systems that house that information.
Review the storyboard you created when you designed the user experience. Throughout the AR experience, document all the information the user will need, data they will generate, and where that information currently lives.
Your integration needs should include:
We recommend you work with your IT team and other internal partners to identify your integration needs. They can help you determine what information can integrate into your AR experience. Negotiate your requirements and adjust your scope, if necessary. Focus on the integrations you’re most likely to re-use as you grow your portfolio of AR experiences.
Create an architecture diagram that illustrates your integration strategy. This diagram will include all the interconnected systems necessary to achieve your AR use case. It will also illustrate the methods or technology you will use to connect those systems. The complexity of your architecture diagram will vary depending on your use case and other factors.
If you are not integrating Vuforia Studio with any other systems or data, your diagram will look like this:
If you are integrating Vuforia Studio with other systems, your diagram will be more complex.
Later in the project, you will implement the necessary integrations to achieve your use case. ThingWorx will facilitate connections to a variety of systems, tools, and/or data.
ThingWorx Flow can help you connect to some systems. This integration platform enables you to connect to on-premise systems, cloud systems, and devices. If ThingWorx Flow does not meet your needs, you will use REST APIs to create those connections.
Identify who manages the systems you’re connecting to. Ideally, these experts will commit some time later in the project to help integrate these systems.
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