I am looking to do the following setup and wanted to know if I actually needed to implement the mobile SDK in this scenario.
Using a data aggregator with a "adobe add in kit", can I still use the HB Library?
Note that the data being sent for one visit will be sent via the data aggregator and VHL SDK.
Based on the scenario you have described, unfortunately, it is not possible to use data aggregator for Heartbeat data. For Video Analytics solution to work correctly, VHL SDK should be used in combination with AdobeMobile SDK on iOS/Android or AppMeasurement and VisitorAPI library on web.
You can still continue to do step 1 and send core metrics (lifecycle/pageviews/interactions) to the data aggregator.
However, for Step 2, you need to use VHL SDK approach or use MediaCollection APIs if the SDK approach cannot be used.
Please follow following documentation for further help on SDK/Media API implementation:
Please let us know if you have further questions.
Ok, that makes sense.
From my understanding you need both for VHL to work.
Separate question to add.
Let's say I am implementing react native on iOS/Android apps.
What is the best approach there?
3)or what would you suggest as best pratcices for utilizing react native on apps to feed adobe using VHL, keeping in mind I need all app lifecylce/page/interaction data sets.
New Adobe Experience Platform SDKs will support React Native as a wrapper plugin (similar to how we do for Xamarin, Phonegap, and Unity with 4x SDKs) over our iOS/Android native libraries in the near future.
You can find more info for Adobe Experience Platform SDKs here: Adobe Experience Platform SDKs
Adobe Experience Cloud