Augmented Reality SDK Comparison

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Augmented Reality SDK provide to developers the tools and libraries to develop more easily Augmented Reality applications (i.e: add AR technology to Android, iOS application...).

This Augmented Reality SDK comparison chart compares Augmented Reality (AR) SDKs and frameworks. Based on spreadsheet created by Gerhard Reitmayr and shared on the Augmented Reality Professionals Group on LinkedIn.

TypePlatformsiOSAndroidWindows MobileWebPC/Mac/LinuxFeatures3D Object TrackingNaturalFeatureGPSIMU SensorsMarkerVisualSearchFaceTrackingContentAPIPlugin CompatibilityUnity (3D)Website
ALVARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes Flash, SilverlightYesYes Tracks multiple markers; 256 possible markershttp://virtual.vtt.fi/virtual/proj2/multimedia/alvar/index.html
AndARFreeYesYeshttp://code.google.com/p/andar/
ARcrowdFree- HTML5 Browser- HTML5 Browser- HTML5 BrowserYes HTML5 BrowserYesNoNoYes Black / WhiteNoNohttp://arcrowd.com/
ARLabFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesYes QR codeYes Support for thousands of images in pools of 50-60 imagesYeshttp://www.arlab.com/
ARmediaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesARmedia supports PC/Mac and LinuxYesYesYesYesYesNoYeshttp://www.inglobetechnologies.com/
ARMESCommercial SDK onlyPCYesYeshttp://www.armes-tech.com/
ARPAFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesvia Unity pluginYesYesYes SoonYeshttp://arpa-solutions.net/en
ARToolkitFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYeshttp://www.artoolworks.com/
ArUcoOpen SourceYeshttp://www.uco.es/investiga/grupos/ava/node/26
Augmented PixelsFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYeshttp://augmentedpixels.com/
AurasmaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYeshttp://www.aurasma.com
AwilaFree + Commercial SDK option- Under devYesYesYes
BazARFree + Commercial SDK optionYeshttp://cvlab.epfl.ch/software/bazar/index.php
Beyond Reality FaceFree + Commercial SDK optionYes via Adobe AIR (ANE)Yes via Adobe AIR (ANE)Yes Flash-based and HTML5/JSPC/Mac via Adobe AIRYeshttp://www.beyond-reality-face.com/
BeyondAROpen SourceNoYesYesYesYeshttp://beyondar.com/platform
CatchoomFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesPC/Mac/LinuxYesYesYesYeshttp://catchoom.com/
CortexiaYesYesYesYeshttp://www.cortexica.com/
D'FusionCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYes FlashYesYesYesYesYesYesYeshttp://www.t-immersion.com/
Designers ARToolkit (DART)FreeYesYeshttp://ael.gatech.edu/dart/index.htm
DroidARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesYesYes- can be added via opencv- can be added via opencvYes OpenGL or jMonkey Enginehttp://bitstars.github.io/droidar/
flare*Free + Commercial SDK optionYesYeshttp://www.imagination.at/en/?Products:Augmented_Reality_for_Flash
FLARToolkitOpen SourceYesYeshttp://www.libspark.org/wiki/saqoosha/FLARToolKit/en
Goblin XNAOpen SourceNoNoYesYesYeshttp://goblinxna.codeplex.com/
Google GogglesYesYesYeshttp://www.google.com/mobile/goggles/
HOPPALAFreeYeshttp://www.hoppala-agency.com/
ideeYeshttp://ideeinc.com/
IN2ARFree + Commercial SDK optionYes via Adobe ANEYes via Adobe ANEYes Flash-based, Unity3DPC/Mac via Adobe AIRYesYeshttp://www.in2ar.com/
instantrealityFree + Commercial SDK optionYeshttp://www.instantreality.org/
KooabaYeshttp://www.kooaba.com/
KoozytCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYes
LibreGeoSocialOpen SourceYesYesYeshttp://www.libregeosocial.org/
LinceoVRCommercial SDK onlyYesYeshttp://www.seac02.it/
linkmehttp://www.linkmemobile.com/
Luxand FaceSDKCommercial SDK onlyYes Facial recognitionhttp://www.luxand.com/
MAXST AR SDK 2.0Free + Commercial SDK optionYesYesPC/MacYesYeshttp://maxst.com
Metaio SDK (now Apple inc)Free + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesPC/MacYesYesYesYesYesYes Client-based +100 unique objects, cloud-based continuous visual search engineYesYes OpenGL support, in-house 3-D rendererYeshttp://www.metaio.com
Microsoft Read/Write WorldYesYeshttp://readwriteworld.cloudapp.net/
MinervaOpen SourceYesYeshttp://sourceforge.net/projects/minervaproject/
mixareOpen SourceYesYesYeshttp://www.mixare.org/
Morganhttp://www.fit.fraunhofer.de/services/cvae/morgan.html
MXR ToolkitOpen SourcePCYeshttp://mxrtoolkit.sourceforge.net/
NyARToolkitOpen SourceYesPCYesYeshttp://nyatla.jp/nyartoolkit/wp/
Obvious EngineCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYeshttp://obviousengine.com/
omniar.comCommercial SDK onlyYeshttp://omniar.com/
osgARTOpen SourceYesYesYeshttp://osgart.org/
PanicARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYeshttp://dopanic.com/solutions/panic_ar.html
PointCloudFree + Commercial SDK optionYes- (Under dev)YesYesYeshttp://www.pointcloud.io/
popcodeCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYeshttp://www.popcode.info/
PRAugmentedRealityOpen SourceYesNoNoNohttps://github.com/promet/PRAugmentedReality
PTAMOtherPChttp://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~gk/PTAM/
Qoncept AROtherYesNoNoNoYesYesYeshttp://www.kudan.eu/
Qualcomm VuforiaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesNoYes Only on box and cylinderYesNoYesYesYesNoYes With Vuforia CloudYeshttps://developer.vuforia.com/
RobocortexFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesPC/Mac/LinuxYesYeshttp://www.robocortex.com/
SLARToolkitOpen SourceNoNoYesYeshttp://slartoolkit.codeplex.com/
snaptellYesYesYeshttp://www.snaptell.com/
SSTTOtherYesYesYesYesYeshttp://technotecture.com/augmentedreality
StringFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYeshttp://www.poweredbystring.com/
StudierstubeOpen SourceYeshttp://studierstube.icg.tugraz.at/
Studierstube TrackerYesYesYesYesYeshttp://studierstube.icg.tu-graz.ac.at/handheld_ar/stbtracker.php
UARTOpen SourceYesYeshttps://research.cc.gatech.edu/uart/
ViewdleCommercial SDK onlyYesYeshttp://www.viewdle.com/
WikitudeFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes- Expected 2015YesYesYesYesYes Cloud RecognitionYeshttp://www.wikitude.com
Win ARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYeshttp://r2m.nus.edu.sg/cos/o.x?c=/r2m/license_product&ptid=5730&func=viewProd&pid=22
windageOtherYesYeshttp://code.google.com/p/windage/
XloudiaCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYesPC/Mac/Linux via Unity3DYesYesYes OptionnallyYes Optionnally- MarkerlessYesYes but not for mobileYes RESTYeshttp://xloudia.com
xpose visual searchCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYesYes via website or APIhttp://www.buzzar.net/index.asp
yvisionFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesYeshttp://www.yvision.com/
Zenitum Feature TrackerCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYesYeshttp://www.zenitum.com/en/research/
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  • Augmented Reality SDK Comparison : This chart compares Augmented Reality (AR) SDKs and frameworks. Based on spreadsheet created by Gerhard Reitmayr and shared on the Augmented Reality Professionals Group on LinkedIn.
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