This is cool, but how do you production-ize this app without running a custom server middle layer to proxy your API requests to before sending them to the Google Vision service? It seems that React Native / Google doesn’t support private API keys that are scoped to the iOS / Android bundle, unfortunately otherwise that would be a good way to go. It’s just a bummer that this cool technology has this pain point… for example, if you pushed up this app today, someone could easily proxy the app’s traffic and extract your API keys and rack up a substantial bill on your behalf…

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