Hmm, well, I believe you guys already have the ability on the backend to know when certain things are updated (since there are sync options related to it). So, would it be possible setup the OCRTEXT function to work in VCs, but to keep the potential sync time down, automatically “delta sync” that column?
I feel like the backend logic would be a much more complicated form of:
If it runs in this kind of manner by default, I feel like the performance hit would be manageable. There should only be huge spikes if a large number of pictures need to be OCR’d, but if its only when new images are added or existing ones change, then the performance at all other times should be back to normal. Theoretically.
Now that I’m thinking about it, this sounds similar to the problem with geocoding and why there is no direct way to access that either.