Developing with alwaysAI on Windows

The process of developing computer vision applications has been greatly simplified by alwaysAI, which includes native support for both Windows and Linux, and enables developers to get started prototyping applications right away with very little setup required.

Using the convenient starter apps provided by alwaysAI allows developers to build computer vision applications such as object detection or pose estimation on a local machine (which can be easily deployed on any edge device using the alwaysAI CLI) so that less time is spent sourcing and provisioning devices upfront, and more time is spent creating applications and making a real impact as quickly as possible.

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Here’s how to get started prototyping on Windows Native:

Watch the video or scroll down to see each step.

alwaysAI Demo 4 - How To Install on Windows

 

1. Open the alwaysAI dashboard and click on Explore Docs.

Windows Demo_1_Docs

 

2. Click on Development Computer Setup near the top of the page.

Windows Demo_2_Dev Setup

 

3. Click the Download for Windows button.

Windows Demo_3_Download Windows

Then, run the Windows installer.

Once installed, a window will pop up with instructions about how to get started.

Windows Demo_4a_Pop Up Window

 

4. Open a PowerShell Terminal and copy the command to download the starter applications.

Windows Demo_4b_Get Starter Apps

Now you can choose a starter app and install it. In this example, we’re going to use the Face Counter app. Learn more about the alwaysAI Starter Apps here.

RELATED: Learn how to create and run an object detector starter app in minutes.

 

5. Install the app

Enter the following in the Terminal:  aai app install

Windows Demo_5_App Install

 

6. Next, enter the start command

Enter the following in the Terminal:  aai app start

Windows Demo_6_App Start

 

7. Copy the streamer URL from the terminal and enter it into your preferred browser.

Windows Demo_7_Copy URL

 

8. View your application.

And there you have it — you can see your starter application running in real time.

Windows Demo_8_Streamer

 
For additional setup information and help, return to the Development Computer Setup page in the alwaysAI docs.

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