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How Do I Use Firebase Ml Kit With Xamarin.forms?

I am trying to make an app in Xamarin.forms that needs to be able to detect text from images, and I decided to use Firebase ML Kit. How do I use ML Kit with Xamarin.forms, not just Xamarin android? If I can't, is there an alternative I can use with Xamarin iOS?

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Answer

I can't see any Firebase MLKit package for Xamarin.Forms. There are only packages for Xamarin.Firebase.ML.Vision->Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.Firebase.iOS.MLKit->Xamarin.IOS.

I think you should use alternatives like Microsoft Cognitive Service-> Computer Vision or Tesseract package. I had a change to implement both and Azure service's recognition is much better than Terresact. On the other hand Tesseract has an advantage, it can work offline and faster.

There are 2 ways to implement Microsoft Cognitive Service. First one is using their packages and other one is using rest service. Similar result. Tesseract is offline, so you should use its package.

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source: stackoverflow.com
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