Augmented Reality SDK Comparison

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2015-10-29 05:30:44

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.

TypeiOSMarkerNaturalFeaturePlatformsFeaturesWindows MobileWebPC/Mac/Linux3D Object TrackingGPSIMU SensorsVisualSearchFaceTrackingContentAPIPlugin CompatibilityUnity (3D)Website
ALVARFree + Commercial SDK optionYes Tracks multiple markers; 256 possible markersYesYes Flash, Silverlight
ARcrowdFree- HTML5 BrowserYes Black / WhiteYes- HTML5 BrowserYes HTML5 BrowserNoNoNoNo
ARLabFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes QR codeYesYesYes Support for thousands of images in pools of 50-60 imagesYes
ARmediaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesARmedia supports PC/Mac and LinuxYesYesYesNoYes
ARMESCommercial SDK onlyYesYesPC
ARPAFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesvia Unity pluginYesYes SoonYes
ARToolkitFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes
ArUcoOpen SourceYes
Augmented PixelsFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes
AurasmaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes
AwilaFree + Commercial SDK option- Under devYesYes
BazARFree + Commercial SDK optionYes
Beyond Reality FaceFree + Commercial SDK optionYes via Adobe AIR (ANE)Yes Flash-based and HTML5/JSPC/Mac via Adobe AIRYes
BeyondAROpen SourceNoYesYesYes
CatchoomFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesPC/Mac/LinuxYesYesYes
D'FusionCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYes FlashYesYesYesYesYes
Designers ARToolkit (DART)FreeYesYes
DroidARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesYes- can be added via opencv- can be added via opencvYes OpenGL or jMonkey Engine
flare*Free + Commercial SDK optionYesYes
FLARToolkitOpen SourceYesYes
Goblin XNAOpen SourceNoYesYesYes
Google GogglesYesYes
IN2ARFree + Commercial SDK optionYes via Adobe ANEYesYes Flash-based, Unity3DPC/Mac via Adobe AIRYes
instantrealityFree + Commercial SDK optionYes
KoozytCommercial SDK onlyYesYes
Kudan AR EngineFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYes
LibreGeoSocialOpen SourceYesYes
LinceoVRCommercial SDK onlyYesYes
Luxand FaceSDKCommercial SDK onlyYes Facial recognition
MAXST AR SDK 2.0Free + Commercial SDK optionYesYesPC/MacYes
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 rendererYes
Microsoft Read/Write WorldYesYes
MinervaOpen SourceYesYes
mixareOpen SourceYesYes
MXR ToolkitOpen SourceYesPC
NyARToolkitOpen SourceYesPCYes
Obvious EngineCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYes
omniar.comCommercial SDK onlyYes
osgARTOpen SourceYesYesYes
PanicARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes
PointCloudFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYes
popcodeCommercial SDK onlyYesYes
PRAugmentedRealityOpen SourceYesNoNo
Qualcomm VuforiaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesNoYes Only on box and cylinderNoYesYesNoYes With Vuforia CloudYes
RobocortexFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesPC/Mac/LinuxYesYesYesYes
SLARToolkitOpen SourceNoYesYes
StringFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes
StudierstubeOpen SourceYes
Studierstube TrackerYesYesYesYes
UARTOpen SourceYesYes
ViewdleCommercial SDK onlyYesYes
WikitudeFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes- Expected 2015YesYesYes Cloud RecognitionYes
Win ARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes
XloudiaCommercial SDK onlyYes- MarkerlessYesYesYesPC/Mac/Linux via Unity3DYesYes OptionnallyYes OptionnallyYesYes but not for mobileYes RESTYes
xpose visual searchCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYes via website or API
yvisionFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYes
Zenitum Feature TrackerCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYes
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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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