I’m aware that it’s impossible to collect samples for a model outside of the official SCiO Lab application.
However, it would be very useful to have the ability to make custom data collection applications. For example, I would like to create an automated data collection application that can scan and upload samples at a given time interval. It would also be great to create citizen science applications whereby users can upload their own samples. In both of these cases modifications can help overcome the clear problem with SCiO which is the sheer number of samples required to produce a reliable model.
I’m sure other people will have different ideas of how they would want to build models. The more freedom you give to developers to modify the SCiO environment, the more innovation you will see.