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 BrowserNoNoNoNo
D'FusionCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYes FlashYesYesYesYesYes
Obvious EngineCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYes
XloudiaCommercial SDK onlyYesYes MarkerlessYesYesYesPC/Mac/Linux via Unity3DYesYes OptionnallyYes OptionnallyYesYes but not for mobileYes RESTYes
ARmediaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesARmedia supports PC/Mac and LinuxYesYesYesNoYes
ARPAFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesvia Unity pluginYesYes SoonYes
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)YesYes
HoloBuilderFree + Commercial SDK optionYes Native Unity AppYes QR codesYesYesYes (HTML 5 Browser)PC/Mac/Linux (HTML 5 Browser)YesYesYesYesNoYesYes
IN2ARFree + Commercial SDK optionYes via Adobe ANEYesYes Flash-based, Unity3DPC/Mac via Adobe AIRYes
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 SLAM
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
Qualcomm VuforiaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesNoYes Only on box and cylinderNoYesYesNoYes With Vuforia CloudYes
RobocortexFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesPC/Mac/LinuxYesYesYesYes
StringFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes
NyARToolkitOpen SourceYesPCYes
ARMESCommercial SDK onlyYesYesPC
KoozytCommercial SDK onlyYesYes
LinceoVRCommercial SDK onlyYesYes
Luxand FaceSDKCommercial SDK onlyYes Facial recognition
omniar.comCommercial SDK onlyYes
ViewdleCommercial SDK onlyYesYes
xpose visual searchCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYes via website or API
Zenitum Feature TrackerCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYes
Designers ARToolkit (DART)FreeYesYes
ALVARFree + Commercial SDK optionYes Tracks multiple markers; 256 possible markersYes Flash, Silverlight
ARLabFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes QR codeYesYesYes Support for thousands of images in pools of 50-60 imagesYes
ARToolkitFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes
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
DroidARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesYes- can be added via opencv- can be added via opencvYes OpenGL or jMonkey Engine
flare*Free + Commercial SDK optionYesYes
instantrealityFree + Commercial SDK optionYes
PanicARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes
WikitudeFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes- Expected 2015YesYesYes Cloud RecognitionYes
Win ARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes
yvisionFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYes
ArUcoOpen SourceYes
BeyondAROpen SourceNoYesYesYes
FLARToolkitOpen SourceYesYes
Goblin XNAOpen SourceNoYesYesYes
LibreGeoSocialOpen SourceYesYes
MinervaOpen SourceYesYes
mixareOpen SourceYesYes
MXR ToolkitOpen SourceYesPC
osgARTOpen SourceYesYesYes
PRAugmentedRealityOpen SourceYesNoNo
SLARToolkitOpen SourceNoYesYes
StudierstubeOpen SourceYes
UARTOpen SourceYesYes
Google GogglesYesYes
Microsoft Read/Write WorldYesYes
Studierstube TrackerYesYesYesYes
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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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