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.

TypeiOSMarkerNaturalFeatureWindows MobileWebPC/Mac/Linux3D Object TrackingGPSIMU SensorsVisualSearchFaceTrackingContentAPIUnity (3D)Website
Zenitum Feature TrackerCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYeshttp://www.zenitum.com/en/research/
yvisionFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYeshttp://www.yvision.com/
xpose visual searchCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYes via website or APIhttp://www.buzzar.net/index.asp
XloudiaCommercial SDK onlyYesYes MarkerlessYesYesYesPC/Mac/Linux via Unity3DYesYes OptionnallyYes OptionnallyYesYes but not for mobileYes RESTYeshttp://xloudia.com
windageOtherYesYeshttp://code.google.com/p/windage/
Win ARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYeshttp://r2m.nus.edu.sg/cos/o.x?c=/r2m/license_product&ptid=5730&func=viewProd&pid=22
WikitudeFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesYes BetaYesYesYes Cloud RecognitionYeshttp://www.wikitude.com
ViewdleCommercial SDK onlyYesYeshttp://www.viewdle.com/
UARTOpen SourceYesYeshttps://research.cc.gatech.edu/uart/
Studierstube TrackerYesYesYesYeshttp://studierstube.icg.tu-graz.ac.at/handheld_ar/stbtracker.php
StudierstubeOpen SourceYeshttp://studierstube.icg.tugraz.at/
StringFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYeshttp://www.poweredbystring.com/
SSTTOtherYesYesYesYeshttp://technotecture.com/augmentedreality
snaptellYesYeshttp://www.snaptell.com/
SLARToolkitOpen SourceNoYesYeshttp://slartoolkit.codeplex.com/
RobocortexFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesPC/Mac/LinuxNoYesYesYeshttp://www.robocortex.com/
Qualcomm VuforiaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesNoNoYes Only on box and cylinderYesYesYesNoYes With Vuforia CloudYeshttps://developer.vuforia.com/
Kudan AR EngineFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesNoCros-platform development Unity3DYes SLAMYesYesYes unlimited local visual search (no network connection required)- Extensible with FT/FR PluginsYes With SLAMhttp://www.kudan.eu/
PTAMOtherPChttp://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~gk/PTAM/
PRAugmentedRealityOpen SourceYesNoNohttps://github.com/promet/PRAugmentedReality
PanicARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYeshttp://dopanic.com/solutions/panic_ar.html
osgARTOpen SourceYesYesYeshttp://osgart.org/
omniar.comCommercial SDK onlyYeshttp://omniar.com/
Obvious EngineCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYeshttp://obviousengine.com/
NyARToolkitOpen SourceYesPCYeshttp://nyatla.jp/nyartoolkit/wp/
MXR ToolkitOpen SourceYesPChttp://mxrtoolkit.sourceforge.net/
Morganhttp://www.fit.fraunhofer.de/services/cvae/morgan.html
mixareOpen SourceYesYeshttp://www.mixare.org/
MinervaOpen SourceYesYeshttp://sourceforge.net/projects/minervaproject/
Microsoft Read/Write WorldYesYeshttp://readwriteworld.cloudapp.net/
Metaio SDK (now Apple inc)Free + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesPC/MacYesYesYesYes Client-based +100 unique objects, cloud-based continuous visual search engineYesYes OpenGL support, in-house 3-D rendererYeshttp://www.metaio.com
MAXST AR SDK 2.0Free + Commercial SDK optionYesYesPC/MacYeshttp://maxst.com
Luxand FaceSDKCommercial SDK onlyYes Facial recognitionhttp://www.luxand.com/
linkmehttp://www.linkmemobile.com/
LinceoVRCommercial SDK onlyYesYeshttp://www.seac02.it/
LibreGeoSocialOpen SourceYesYeshttp://www.libregeosocial.org/
KoozytCommercial SDK onlyYesYes
instantrealityFree + Commercial SDK optionYeshttp://www.instantreality.org/
IN2ARFree + Commercial SDK optionYes via Adobe ANEYesYes Flash-based, Unity3DPC/Mac via Adobe AIRYeshttp://www.in2ar.com/
ideeYeshttp://ideeinc.com/
HOPPALAFreeYeshttp://www.hoppala-agency.com/
HoloBuilderFree + Commercial SDK optionYes Native Unity AppYes QR codesYesYesYes (HTML 5 Browser)PC/Mac/Linux (HTML 5 Browser)YesYesYesYesNoYesYeshttp://www.holobuilder.com
Google GogglesYesYeshttp://www.google.com/mobile/goggles/
Goblin XNAOpen SourceNoYesYesYeshttp://goblinxna.codeplex.com/
FLARToolkitOpen SourceYesYeshttp://www.libspark.org/wiki/saqoosha/FLARToolKit/en
flare*Free + Commercial SDK optionYesYeshttp://www.imagination.at/en/?Products:Augmented_Reality_for_Flash
DroidARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesYes- can be added via opencvNoYes OpenGL or jMonkey Enginehttp://bitstars.github.io/droidar/
Designers ARToolkit (DART)FreeYesYeshttp://ael.gatech.edu/dart/index.htm
D'FusionCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYes FlashYesYesYesYesYeshttp://www.t-immersion.com/
CortexiaYesYesYeshttp://www.cortexica.com/
CatchoomFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes MarkerlessYesYesPC/Mac/LinuxYes Supports both cloud for very large collections and on-device search of hundreds of images (with no internet connection required)YesYeshttp://catchoom.com/
BeyondAROpen SourceNoYesYesYeshttp://beyondar.com/platform
Beyond Reality FaceFree + Commercial SDK optionYes via Adobe AIR (ANE)Yes Flash-based and HTML5/JSPC/Mac via Adobe AIRYeshttp://www.beyond-reality-face.com/
BazARFree + Commercial SDK optionYeshttp://cvlab.epfl.ch/software/bazar/index.php
AwilaFree + Commercial SDK option- Under devYesYes
AurasmaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYeshttp://www.aurasma.com
Augmented PixelsFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYeshttp://augmentedpixels.com/
ArUcoOpen SourceYeshttp://www.uco.es/investiga/grupos/ava/node/26
ARToolkitOpen SourceYesYesYesYesPC/Mac/LinuxNoYeshttp://artoolkit.org/
ARPAFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesvia Unity pluginYesYes SoonYeshttp://arpa-solutions.net/en
ARMESCommercial SDK onlyYesYesPChttp://www.armes-tech.com/
ARmediaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes- SoonYesARmedia supports PC/Mac and LinuxYesYesYesNoYeshttp://www.inglobetechnologies.com/
ARLabFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes QR codeYesYesYes Support for thousands of images in pools of 50-60 imagesYeshttp://www.arlab.com/
ARcrowdFree- HTML5 BrowserYes Black / WhiteYes- HTML5 BrowserYes HTML5 BrowserNoNoNoNohttp://arcrowd.com/
AndARFreeYeshttp://code.google.com/p/andar/
ALVARFree + Commercial SDK optionYes Tracks multiple markers; 256 possible markersYes Flash, Silverlighthttp://virtual.vtt.fi/virtual/proj2/multimedia/alvar/index.html
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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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  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Posted 2016-06-20 21:22:12 by Daven Bigelow
  • suggested on HoloBuilder to set Android to yes
    Posted 2016-04-12 19:25:18 by jjgomezs
  • suggested on HoloBuilder to set Android to yes
    Posted 2016-04-12 19:25:07 by jjgomezs
  • Update: ARToolKit professional SDKs, previously only available under paid licenses, have been released to the open source community for free use
    Posted 2016-04-02 16:58:37 by Sanky
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Posted 2016-03-13 11:10:53 by Andrey Yang
  • suggested on Qualcomm Vuforia to set Name to PTC Vuforia
    es Posted 2016-02-15 16:40:02 by Txasti
  • suggested on ARPA to set Name to ARPA [DISCONTINUED]
    Website Gone
    Posted 2016-02-15 15:06:53 by howard
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Nice.
    Posted 2015-12-16 12:22:24 by D3m0n92
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Posted 2015-12-11 13:17:50 by Ehab Toulba
  • suggested on HoloBuilder to set FaceTracking to no
    Posted 2015-12-11 11:17:46 by jutzizu
  • commented on Google Goggles
    Project Aura
    Posted 2015-09-30 18:55:28 by howard
  • suggested on Kudan AR Engine to set Name to Kudan Engine
    Posted 2015-09-30 18:55:06 by howard
  • suggested on Kudan AR Engine to set Name to Kudan AR SDK
    Posted 2015-09-30 18:47:59 by howard
  • AugmentedKit SDK is not in the list. Can be found http://augmentedkit.com
    Posted 2015-07-07 17:23:29 by andrea.lucent
  • suggested on Metaio SDK (now Apple inc) to set Name to Metaio SDK (now Apple inc)
    Posted 2015-06-04 14:13:57 by RA'pro
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    good
    Posted 2015-06-02 10:55:33 by Jae-hyun Bang
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Posted 2015-05-16 07:38:58 by Kelly
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    Hello Great job! I am interested to talk with you Olivier form http://augmented-reality.fr ra_pro@augmented-reality.fr
    Français Posted 2015-04-21 20:32:16 by RA'pro
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Posted 2015-03-09 16:49:34 by afrasilv
  • Super outils
    Français Posted 2015-01-12 10:59:58 by techprodi
  • voted for DroidAR (Vote)
    Posted 2014-12-08 08:56:26 by jutzizu
  • suggested on Qualcomm Vuforia to set Name to Qualcomm Vuforia
    Posted 2014-10-29 18:17:20 by trungtran
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Posted 2014-09-29 20:42:22 by leuco18|
  • suggested on Augmented Pixels to set Name to Augmented Pixels
    This is now, the company's name.
    Posted 2014-07-07 18:18:23 by jjn1977
  • commented on ALVAR
    Alvar in not for iOS
    Posted 2014-07-07 18:11:56 by jjn1977
  • suggested on Augmented Pixels to set Name to Augmented Pixels
    The company name was changed in August 2013. If you go to the website, you will see redirection.
    Posted 2014-06-05 10:33:03 by Dasha Gaioshko
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    cool but it need more comparation features of all sdk aumgmented reality.
    Posted 2014-04-05 16:32:21 by santiagojosimar
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Super
    Posted 2014-04-03 00:20:59 by papajan
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Great comparison
    Posted 2014-03-17 17:45:48 by jjn1977
  • Agreed, Metaio + Toolkit is the bomb for rapid Wysiwyg AR. Future uses of AR? Our Digital Surrogates - for LDRs (Long Distance Relationships) http://dirrogate.com/digital-surrogates-tele-travel-the-future-of-long-distance-relationships-ldrs/
    Posted 2014-01-31 11:08:23 by Dirrogate
  • Conjurare too http://www.artoolworks.com/products/integrated/conjurare/
    Français Posted 2014-01-16 14:26:04 by Julien
  • Snap'n See is missing. http://www.snapnsee.net/en/
    Français Posted 2014-01-13 14:51:48 by Julien
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Really useful to find the best tools that meet our project's criteria
    Posted 2013-10-21 01:47:11 by fathahnoor
  • Great comperison!! thanks!!! I'm looking for a solution for a system that will combine AR and QR. The System Requirements are: 1. scan qr 2. open cam to record (web, ios,android) 3. after record movie, confirm it. 4. scan the same qr and drow the movie been taken before. 5. point to a print and show the movie as ar. the system should work with a lot of QR, prints and movies. Doe's anyone have a suggestion with wich engine to work with? Thanks in advance.
    Posted 2013-10-15 00:24:35 by lets play
  • This + Toolbox for 3D tracking is awesome!
    Posted 2013-09-06 10:59:11 by bandit3dgfx
  • 3D AR tracking from Metaio is awesome....yes, we are living in a sci-fi movie!
    Posted 2013-09-06 10:48:43 by bandit3dgfx
  • @Geoffroy Lesage
    Thanks for your suggestion. I've added it to the comparison. Do not hesitate to fill all the missing info.
    Posted 2013-07-15 22:37:31 by Seralo
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    Posted 2013-07-15 17:58:17 by Geoffroy Lesage
  • Hi, Might I suggest PRAugmentedReality? Its for iOS and open source. But it seems you've reached the limit of cells you can have... its up to you if you want to hide some other cells... (Maybe Use examples or Blackberry as they only have 2 values each) https://github.com/promet/PRAugmentedReality
    Posted 2013-07-15 17:58:04 by Geoffroy Lesage
  • Posted 2013-07-12 17:36:41 by Metaio Junaio
  • suggested on Metaio SDK (now Apple inc) to set Name to metaio SDK
    Posted 2013-07-12 17:36:32 by Metaio Junaio
  • Why did you remove the Unity support column? It was very useful. Can you reinsert it?
    Posted 2013-07-11 17:31:55 by Rocco Paladino
  • Posted 2013-06-22 14:08:22 by Fernando F. Gallego
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    very informative
    Posted 2013-06-20 14:29:27 by ranjeet
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Posted 2013-05-22 17:10:08 by Jeroen
  • voted for IN2AR (Vote)
    Great SDK
    Posted 2013-05-22 16:54:23 by Jeroen
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Good way to know who to started with AR
    Posted 2013-04-22 14:47:20 by Alvaro Jose Peralta Ocampo
  • voted for Xloudia (Vote)
    Great application,outstanding speed and accuracy
    Posted 2013-04-06 19:34:37 by ElSushi
  • voted for Awila (Vote)
    Posted 2013-03-26 17:20:48 by Mike Reynolds
  • voted for Catchoom (Vote)
    Posted 2013-03-04 08:49:19 by marimon
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