Augmented Reality SDK Comparison

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2016-01-28 08:21:13

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
ARcrowdFree- HTML5 BrowserYes Black / WhiteYes- HTML5 BrowserYes HTML5 BrowserNoNoNoNohttp://arcrowd.com/
D'FusionCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYes FlashYesYesYesYesYeshttp://www.t-immersion.com/
Obvious EngineCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYeshttp://obviousengine.com/
XloudiaCommercial SDK onlyYesYes MarkerlessYesYesYesPC/Mac/Linux via Unity3DYesYes OptionnallyYes OptionnallyYesYes but not for mobileYes RESTYeshttp://xloudia.com
ARmediaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesARmedia supports PC/Mac and LinuxYesYesYesNoYeshttp://www.inglobetechnologies.com/
ARPAFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesvia Unity pluginYesYes SoonYeshttp://arpa-solutions.net/en
CatchoomFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesPC/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/
HoloBuilderFree + Commercial SDK optionYes Native Unity AppYes QR codesYesYesYes (HTML 5 Browser)PC/Mac/Linux (HTML 5 Browser)YesYesYesYesNoYesYeshttp://www.holobuilder.com
IN2ARFree + Commercial SDK optionYes via Adobe ANEYesYes Flash-based, Unity3DPC/Mac via Adobe AIRYeshttp://www.in2ar.com/
Kudan AR EngineFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes- Coming Soon!NoComing soon!Yes SLAMYesYesYes unlimited local visual search (no network connection required)- Extensible with FT/FR PluginsYes With SLAMhttp://www.kudan.eu/
MAXST AR SDK 2.0Free + Commercial SDK optionYesYesPC/MacYeshttp://maxst.com
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
Qualcomm VuforiaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesNoYes Only on box and cylinderNoYesYesNoYes With Vuforia CloudYeshttps://developer.vuforia.com/
RobocortexFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesPC/Mac/LinuxYesYesYesYeshttp://www.robocortex.com/
StringFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYeshttp://www.poweredbystring.com/
NyARToolkitOpen SourceYesPCYeshttp://nyatla.jp/nyartoolkit/wp/
ARMESCommercial SDK onlyYesYesPChttp://www.armes-tech.com/
KoozytCommercial SDK onlyYesYes
LinceoVRCommercial SDK onlyYesYeshttp://www.seac02.it/
Luxand FaceSDKCommercial SDK onlyYes Facial recognitionhttp://www.luxand.com/
omniar.comCommercial SDK onlyYeshttp://omniar.com/
ViewdleCommercial SDK onlyYesYeshttp://www.viewdle.com/
xpose visual searchCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYes via website or APIhttp://www.buzzar.net/index.asp
Zenitum Feature TrackerCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYeshttp://www.zenitum.com/en/research/
AndARFreeYeshttp://code.google.com/p/andar/
Designers ARToolkit (DART)FreeYesYeshttp://ael.gatech.edu/dart/index.htm
HOPPALAFreeYeshttp://www.hoppala-agency.com/
ALVARFree + Commercial SDK optionYes Tracks multiple markers; 256 possible markersYes Flash, Silverlighthttp://virtual.vtt.fi/virtual/proj2/multimedia/alvar/index.html
ARLabFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes QR codeYesYesYes Support for thousands of images in pools of 50-60 imagesYeshttp://www.arlab.com/
ARToolkitFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYeshttp://www.artoolworks.com/
Augmented PixelsFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYeshttp://augmentedpixels.com/
AurasmaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYeshttp://www.aurasma.com
AwilaFree + Commercial SDK option- Under devYesYes
BazARFree + Commercial SDK optionYeshttp://cvlab.epfl.ch/software/bazar/index.php
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/
DroidARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesYes- 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
instantrealityFree + Commercial SDK optionYeshttp://www.instantreality.org/
PanicARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYeshttp://dopanic.com/solutions/panic_ar.html
WikitudeFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes- Expected 2015YesYesYes 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
yvisionFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYeshttp://www.yvision.com/
ArUcoOpen SourceYeshttp://www.uco.es/investiga/grupos/ava/node/26
BeyondAROpen SourceNoYesYesYeshttp://beyondar.com/platform
FLARToolkitOpen SourceYesYeshttp://www.libspark.org/wiki/saqoosha/FLARToolKit/en
Goblin XNAOpen SourceNoYesYesYeshttp://goblinxna.codeplex.com/
LibreGeoSocialOpen SourceYesYeshttp://www.libregeosocial.org/
MinervaOpen SourceYesYeshttp://sourceforge.net/projects/minervaproject/
mixareOpen SourceYesYeshttp://www.mixare.org/
MXR ToolkitOpen SourceYesPChttp://mxrtoolkit.sourceforge.net/
osgARTOpen SourceYesYesYeshttp://osgart.org/
PRAugmentedRealityOpen SourceYesNoNohttps://github.com/promet/PRAugmentedReality
SLARToolkitOpen SourceNoYesYeshttp://slartoolkit.codeplex.com/
StudierstubeOpen SourceYeshttp://studierstube.icg.tugraz.at/
UARTOpen SourceYesYeshttps://research.cc.gatech.edu/uart/
PTAMOtherPChttp://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~gk/PTAM/
SSTTOtherYesYesYesYeshttp://technotecture.com/augmentedreality
windageOtherYesYeshttp://code.google.com/p/windage/
CortexiaYesYesYeshttp://www.cortexica.com/
Google GogglesYesYeshttp://www.google.com/mobile/goggles/
ideeYeshttp://ideeinc.com/
linkmehttp://www.linkmemobile.com/
Microsoft Read/Write WorldYesYeshttp://readwriteworld.cloudapp.net/
Morganhttp://www.fit.fraunhofer.de/services/cvae/morgan.html
snaptellYesYeshttp://www.snaptell.com/
Studierstube TrackerYesYesYesYeshttp://studierstube.icg.tu-graz.ac.at/handheld_ar/stbtracker.php
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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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