Augmented Reality SDK Comparison

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2017-07-04 22:55:35

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.

TypeiOSUnity (3D)MarkerNaturalFeatureWindows MobileWebPC/Mac/Linux3D Object TrackingGPSIMU SensorsVisualSearchFaceTrackingContentAPIDo you recommend?Website
DeepAR.aiFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYes 2 http://deepar.ai
XZIMG Augmented FaceFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesYes HTML5via Unity or NativeYesYes 1 http://www.xzimg.com/Products?nav=product-XAF
XZIMG Augmented VisionFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesYes HTML5Unity / NativeYes alpha 1 http://www.xzimg.com/Products?nav=product-XAV
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/
ARcrowdFree- HTML5 BrowserNoYes Black / WhiteYes- HTML5 BrowserYes HTML5 BrowserNoNoNo 0 http://arcrowd.com/
ARLabFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes QR codeYesYesYes Support for thousands of images in pools of 50-60 imagesYes 1 http://www.arlab.com/
ARmediaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYes- SoonYesARmedia supports PC/Mac and LinuxYesYesYesNo 1 http://www.inglobetechnologies.com/
ARMESCommercial SDK onlyYesYesPC 0 http://www.armes-tech.com/
ARPAFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesvia Unity pluginYesYes Soon 0 http://arpa-solutions.net/en
Metaio SDK (now Apple inc)Free + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesYesPC/MacYesYesYesYes Client-based +100 unique objects, cloud-based continuous visual search engineYesYes OpenGL support, in-house 3-D renderer 0 http://www.metaio.com
ARToolkitOpen SourceYesYesYes BasicYesYesPC/Mac/LinuxNo 1 http://artoolkit.org/
ArUcoOpen SourceYes 0 http://www.uco.es/investiga/grupos/ava/node/26
Augmented PixelsFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes 0 http://augmentedpixels.com/
AurasmaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes 0 http://www.aurasma.com
AwilaFree + Commercial SDK option- Under devYesYes 0
BazARFree + Commercial SDK optionYes 0 http://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 AIRYes 1 http://www.beyond-reality-face.com/
BeyondAROpen SourceNoYesYesYes 0 http://beyondar.com/platform
CatchoomFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes 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/
CortexiaYesYesYes 0 http://www.cortexica.com/
D'FusionCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYesYes FlashYesYesYesYes 1 http://www.t-immersion.com/
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/
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 SourceNoYesYesYes 0 http://goblinxna.codeplex.com/
Google GogglesYesYes 0 http://www.google.com/mobile/goggles/
HoloBuilderFree + Commercial SDK optionYes Native Unity AppYesYes 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/
instantrealityFree + Commercial SDK optionYes 0 http://www.instantreality.org/
KoozytCommercial SDK onlyYesYes 0
LibreGeoSocialOpen SourceYesYes 0 http://www.libregeosocial.org/
LinceoVRCommercial SDK onlyYesYes 0 http://www.seac02.it/
linkme 0 http://www.linkmemobile.com/
IN2ARFree + Commercial SDK optionYes via Adobe ANEYesYesYes Flash-based, Unity3DPC/Mac via Adobe AIR 1 http://www.in2ar.com/
Luxand FaceSDKCommercial SDK onlyYes Facial recognition 0 http://www.luxand.com/
MAXST AR SDK 2.0Free + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesPC/Mac 0 http://maxst.com
Microsoft Read/Write WorldYesYes 0 http://readwriteworld.cloudapp.net/
MinervaOpen SourceYesYes 0 http://sourceforge.net/projects/minervaproject/
mixareOpen SourceYesYes 0 http://www.mixare.org/
Morgan 0 http://www.fit.fraunhofer.de/services/cvae/morgan.html
PTAMOtherPC 0 http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~gk/PTAM/
SLARToolkitOpen SourceNoYesYes 0 http://slartoolkit.codeplex.com/
StringFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes 0 http://www.poweredbystring.com/
MXR ToolkitOpen SourceYesPC 0 http://mxrtoolkit.sourceforge.net/
NyARToolkitOpen SourceYesYesPC 0 http://nyatla.jp/nyartoolkit/wp/
Obvious EngineCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYes 0 http://obviousengine.com/
omniar.comCommercial SDK onlyYes 0 http://omniar.com/
osgARTOpen SourceYesYesYes 0 http://osgart.org/
PanicARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes 0 http://dopanic.com/solutions/panic_ar.html
PRAugmentedRealityOpen SourceYesNoNo 0 https://github.com/promet/PRAugmentedReality
ViewdleCommercial SDK onlyYesYes 0 http://www.viewdle.com/
Kudan AR EngineFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes With SLAMYesYesYesNoCros-platform development Unity3DYes SLAMYesYesYes unlimited local visual search (no network connection required)- Extensible with FT/FR Plugins 1 http://www.kudan.eu/
Win ARFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes 0 http://r2m.nus.edu.sg/cos/o.x?c=/r2m/license_product&ptid=5730&func=viewProd&pid=22
VuforiaFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYes 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 optionYesYesYesYesYesPC/Mac/LinuxNoYesYes 0 http://www.robocortex.com/
snaptellYesYes 0 http://www.snaptell.com/
SSTTOtherYesYesYesYes 0 http://technotecture.com/augmentedreality
StudierstubeOpen SourceYes 0 http://studierstube.icg.tugraz.at/
Studierstube TrackerYesYesYesYes 0 http://studierstube.icg.tu-graz.ac.at/handheld_ar/stbtracker.php
UARTOpen SourceYesYes 0 https://research.cc.gatech.edu/uart/
WikitudeFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes 3D Tracking IncludedYes AdvancedYesYesYes BetaYesYesYes Cloud Recognition and Offline (on device)- Face DetectionYes with Wikitude Studio and Cloud Recognition 0 http://www.wikitude.com
windageOtherYesYes 0 http://code.google.com/p/windage/
XloudiaCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYes MarkerlessYesYesYesPC/Mac/Linux via Unity3DYesYes OptionnallyYes OptionnallyYesYes but not for mobileYes REST 0 http://xloudia.com
xpose visual searchCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYes via website or API 0 http://www.buzzar.net/index.asp
yvisionFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYes 0 http://www.yvision.com/
Zenitum Feature TrackerCommercial SDK onlyYesYesYesYes 0 http://www.zenitum.com/en/research/
ARLab 0
Vidinoti PixLiveFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYes Image, QR codeYesYesYes Using Google TangoYes & beaconsYes Cloud and offline recognitionYes PixLive Maker 0 https://www.vidinoti.com/
HERE Mobile SDKFree + Commercial SDK optionYesYesYesYesYesYesYes 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
EasyARFreeYesYesYesYesYesPC/Mac/Linux via Uniity3D 1 http://easyar.com/
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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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