Summary: Input components allow you to request data from hardware that is available on the mobile device such as a picture, barcode scan, GPS location, audio clip, and sketched molecule or query. The input information can be processed using a standard Pipeline Pilot protocol.
The input components that are currently available include:
- Audio Input (Mobile)
- Barcode Input (Mobile)
- Camera Input (Mobile)
- Location Input (Mobile)
- Molecule Input (Mobile)
An input component acts as a reader in a protocol – it only has an output port (no input port). When the protocol is executed from a mobile device, input data is passed as a data record.
For example, a protocol can be designed that requires the user to input a molecule query on the mobile device, perform the query, and then return the results. The following illustration shows such a simple use-case for the Molecule Input (Mobile) component: