Augmented Reality SDK Comparison

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2018-10-10 17:54:47

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.

TypeUnity (3D)MarkerNaturalFeatureWindows MobileWebPC/Mac/Linux3D Object TrackingGPSIMU SensorsVisualSearchFaceTrackingContentAPIDo you recommend?Website
ALVARFree + Commercial SDK optionYes Tracks multiple markers; 256 possible markersYes Flash, Silverlight 0 http://virtual.vtt.fi/virtual/proj2/multimedia/alvar/index.html
AndARFreeYes 0 http://code.google.com/p/andar/
ARcrowdFreeNoYes Black / WhiteYes- HTML5 BrowserYes HTML5 BrowserNoNoNo 0 http://arcrowd.com/
ARLabFree + Commercial SDK optionYes QR codeYesYesYes Support for thousands of images in pools of 50-60 imagesYes 1 http://www.arlab.com/
ARLab 0
ARmediaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes- SoonYesARmedia supports PC/Mac and LinuxYesYesYesNo 1 http://www.inglobetechnologies.com/
ARMESCommercial SDK onlyYesYesPC 0 http://www.armes-tech.com/
ARPAFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesvia Unity pluginYesYes Soon 0 http://arpa-solutions.net/en
ARToolkitOpen SourceYesYes BasicYesYesPC/Mac/LinuxNo 1 http://artoolkit.org/
ArUcoOpen SourceYes 0 http://www.uco.es/investiga/grupos/ava/node/26
Augmented PixelsFree + Commercial SDK optionYes 0 http://augmentedpixels.com/
AurasmaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes 0 http://www.aurasma.com
AwilaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes 0
BazARFree + Commercial SDK optionYes 0 http://cvlab.epfl.ch/software/bazar/index.php
Beyond Reality FaceFree + Commercial SDK optionYes Flash-based and HTML5/JSPC/Mac via Adobe AIRYes 1 http://www.beyond-reality-face.com/
BeyondAROpen SourceYesYesYes 0 http://beyondar.com/platform
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)Yes 0 http://catchoom.com/
CortexiaYesYes 0 http://www.cortexica.com/
D'FusionCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYes FlashYesYesYesYes 1 http://www.t-immersion.com/
DeepAR.aiFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes 2 http://deepar.ai
Designers ARToolkit (DART)FreeYesYes 0 http://ael.gatech.edu/dart/index.htm
DroidARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesYes- can be added via opencvNoYes OpenGL or jMonkey Engine 0 http://bitstars.github.io/droidar/
EasyARFreeYesYesYesYesPC/Mac/Linux via Uniity3D 1 http://easyar.com/
flare*Free + Commercial SDK optionYesYes 0 http://www.imagination.at/en/?Products:Augmented_Reality_for_Flash
FLARToolkitOpen SourceYesYes 0 http://www.libspark.org/wiki/saqoosha/FLARToolKit/en
Goblin XNAOpen SourceYesYesYes 0 http://goblinxna.codeplex.com/
Google GogglesYes 0 http://www.google.com/mobile/goggles/
HERE Mobile SDKFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesYesYes HERE Maps, LiveSight API 1 https://developer.here.com/mobile-sdks/documentation/android-hybrid-plus/topics_api_nlp_hybrid_plus/com-here-android-mpa-ar-intro.html
HoloBuilderFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes QR codesYesYesYes (HTML 5 Browser)PC/Mac/Linux (HTML 5 Browser)YesYesYesYesNoYes 0 http://www.holobuilder.com
HOPPALAFreeYes 0 http://www.hoppala-agency.com/
ideeYes 0 http://ideeinc.com/
IN2ARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes Flash-based, Unity3DPC/Mac via Adobe AIR 1 http://www.in2ar.com/
instantrealityFree + Commercial SDK optionYes 0 http://www.instantreality.org/
KoozytCommercial SDK onlyYes 0
LibreGeoSocialOpen SourceYesYes 0 http://www.libregeosocial.org/
LinceoVRCommercial SDK onlyYesYes 0 http://www.seac02.it/
linkme 0 http://www.linkmemobile.com/
Luxand FaceSDKCommercial SDK onlyYes Facial recognition 0 http://www.luxand.com/
MAXST AR SDK 2.0Free + Commercial SDK optionYesYesPC/Mac 0 http://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 renderer 0 http://www.metaio.com
Microsoft Read/Write WorldYesYes 0 http://readwriteworld.cloudapp.net/
MinervaOpen SourceYesYes 0 http://sourceforge.net/projects/minervaproject/
mixareOpen SourceYes 0 http://www.mixare.org/
Morgan 0 http://www.fit.fraunhofer.de/services/cvae/morgan.html
MXR ToolkitOpen SourceYesPC 0 http://mxrtoolkit.sourceforge.net/
NyARToolkitOpen SourceYesYesPC 0 http://nyatla.jp/nyartoolkit/wp/
Obvious EngineCommercial SDK onlyYesYes 0 http://obviousengine.com/
omniar.comCommercial SDK onlyYes 0 http://omniar.com/
osgARTOpen SourceYesYesYes 0 http://osgart.org/
PanicARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes 0 http://dopanic.com/solutions/panic_ar.html
PRAugmentedRealityOpen SourceNoNo 0 https://github.com/promet/PRAugmentedReality
PTAMOtherPC 0 http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~gk/PTAM/
Kudan AR EngineFree + Commercial SDK optionYes With SLAMYesYesYesNoCros-platform development Unity3DYes SLAMYesYesYes unlimited local visual search (no network connection required)- Extensible with FT/FR Plugins 1 http://www.kudan.eu/
VuforiaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes Advanced + VUMarkYesYes Vuforia now available for windows app dev & also for MS HololensNoYes Only on box and cylinder and small size 3D objects tooYesYesYesNoYes With Vuforia Cloud 3 https://developer.vuforia.com/
RobocortexFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesPC/Mac/LinuxNoYesYes 0 http://www.robocortex.com/
SLARToolkitOpen SourceYesYes 0 http://slartoolkit.codeplex.com/
snaptellYes 0 http://www.snaptell.com/
SSTTOtherYesYesYes 0 http://technotecture.com/augmentedreality
StringFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes 0 http://www.poweredbystring.com/
StudierstubeOpen SourceYes 0 http://studierstube.icg.tugraz.at/
Studierstube TrackerYesYesYes 0 http://studierstube.icg.tu-graz.ac.at/handheld_ar/stbtracker.php
UARTOpen SourceYes 0 https://research.cc.gatech.edu/uart/
Vidinoti PixLiveFree + Commercial SDK optionYes Image, QR codeYesYesYes Using Google TangoYes & beaconsYes Cloud and offline recognitionYes PixLive Maker 0 https://www.vidinoti.com/
ViewdleCommercial SDK onlyYes 0 http://www.viewdle.com/
WikitudeFree + Commercial SDK optionYes 3D Tracking IncludedYes AdvancedYesYesYesYesYesYes Cloud Recognition and Offline (on device)- Face DetectionYes with Wikitude Studio and Cloud Recognition 0 http://www.wikitude.com
Win ARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes 0 http://r2m.nus.edu.sg/cos/o.x?c=/r2m/license_product&ptid=5730&func=viewProd&pid=22
windageOtherYesYes 0 http://code.google.com/p/windage/
XloudiaCommercial SDK onlyYesYes MarkerlessYesYesYesPC/Mac/Linux via Unity3DYesYes OptionnallyYes OptionnallyYesYes but not for mobileYes REST 0 http://xloudia.com
xpose visual searchCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYes via website or API 0 http://www.buzzar.net/index.asp
XZIMG Augmented FaceFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYes HTML5via Unity or NativeYesYes 1 http://www.xzimg.com/Products?nav=product-XAF
XZIMG Augmented VisionFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYes HTML5Unity / NativeYes alpha 1 http://www.xzimg.com/Products?nav=product-XAV
yvisionFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes 0 http://www.yvision.com/
Zenitum Feature TrackerCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYes 0 http://www.zenitum.com/en/research/
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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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