Augmented Reality SDK Comparison

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2015-10-01 00:49:23

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 markers
ARcrowdFree- HTML5 Browser- HTML5 Browser- HTML5 BrowserYes HTML5 BrowserYesNoNoYes Black / WhiteNoNo
ARLabFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesYes QR codeYes Support for thousands of images in pools of 50-60 imagesYes
ARmediaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesARmedia supports PC/Mac and LinuxYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
ARMESCommercial SDK onlyPCYesYes
ARPAFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesvia Unity pluginYesYesYes SoonYes
ARToolkitFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYes
ArUcoOpen SourceYes
Augmented PixelsFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes
AurasmaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYes
AwilaFree + Commercial SDK option- Under devYesYesYes
BazARFree + Commercial SDK optionYes
Beyond Reality FaceFree + Commercial SDK optionYes via Adobe AIR (ANE)Yes via Adobe AIR (ANE)Yes Flash-based and HTML5/JSPC/Mac via Adobe AIRYes
BeyondAROpen SourceNoYesYesYesYes
CatchoomFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesPC/Mac/LinuxYesYesYesYes
D'FusionCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYes FlashYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Designers ARToolkit (DART)FreeYesYes
DroidARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesYesYes- can be added via opencv- can be added via opencvYes OpenGL or jMonkey Engine
flare*Free + Commercial SDK optionYesYes
FLARToolkitOpen SourceYesYes
Goblin XNAOpen SourceNoNoYesYesYes
Google GogglesYesYesYes
IN2ARFree + Commercial SDK optionYes via Adobe ANEYes via Adobe ANEYes Flash-based, Unity3DPC/Mac via Adobe AIRYesYes
instantrealityFree + Commercial SDK optionYes
KoozytCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYes
LibreGeoSocialOpen SourceYesYesYes
LinceoVRCommercial SDK onlyYesYes
Luxand FaceSDKCommercial SDK onlyYes Facial recognition
MAXST AR SDK 2.0Free + Commercial SDK optionYesYesPC/MacYesYes
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 rendererYes
Microsoft Read/Write WorldYesYes
MinervaOpen SourceYesYes
mixareOpen SourceYesYesYes
MXR ToolkitOpen SourcePCYes
NyARToolkitOpen SourceYesPCYesYes
Obvious EngineCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYes
omniar.comCommercial SDK onlyYes
osgARTOpen SourceYesYesYes
PanicARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes
PointCloudFree + Commercial SDK optionYes- (Under dev)YesYesYes
popcodeCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYes
PRAugmentedRealityOpen SourceYesNoNoNo
Kudan AR EngineOtherYesNoNoNoYesYesYes
Qualcomm VuforiaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesNoYes Only on box and cylinderYesNoYesYesYesNoYes With Vuforia CloudYes
RobocortexFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesPC/Mac/LinuxYesYesYesYesYesYes
SLARToolkitOpen SourceNoNoYesYes
StringFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes
StudierstubeOpen SourceYes
Studierstube TrackerYesYesYesYesYes
UARTOpen SourceYesYes
ViewdleCommercial SDK onlyYesYes
WikitudeFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes- Expected 2015YesYesYesYesYes Cloud RecognitionYes
Win ARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes
XloudiaCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYesPC/Mac/Linux via Unity3DYesYesYes OptionnallyYes Optionnally- MarkerlessYesYes but not for mobileYes RESTYes
xpose visual searchCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYesYes via website or API
yvisionFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesYes
Zenitum Feature TrackerCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYesYes
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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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