Augmented Reality SDK Comparison

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2018-11-16 11:24:23

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.

TypeUnity (3D)MarkerNaturalFeatureWindows MobileWebPC/Mac/Linux3D Object TrackingGPSIMU SensorsVisualSearchFaceTrackingContentAPIDo you recommend?Site web
ALVARFree + Commercial SDK optionOui Tracks multiple markers; 256 possible markersOui Flash, Silverlight 0
AndARFreeOui 0
ARcrowdFreeNonOui Black / WhiteOui- HTML5 BrowserOui HTML5 BrowserNonNonNon 0
ARLabFree + Commercial SDK optionOui QR codeOuiOuiOui Support for thousands of images in pools of 50-60 imagesOui 1
ARLab 0
ARmediaFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOuiOui- SoonOuiARmedia supports PC/Mac and LinuxOuiOuiOuiNon 1
ARMESCommercial SDK onlyOuiOuiPC 0
ARPAFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOuivia Unity pluginOuiOui Soon 0
ARToolkitOpen SourceOuiOui BasicOuiOuiPC/Mac/LinuxNon 1
ArUcoOpen SourceOui 0
Augmented PixelsFree + Commercial SDK optionOui 0
AurasmaFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOui 0
AwilaFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOui 0
BazARFree + Commercial SDK optionOui 0
Beyond Reality FaceFree + Commercial SDK optionOui Flash-based and HTML5/JSPC/Mac via Adobe AIROui 1
BeyondAROpen SourceOuiOuiOui 0
CatchoomFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOui MarkerlessOuiOuiPC/Mac/LinuxOui Supports both cloud for very large collections and on-device search of hundreds of images (with no internet connection required)Oui 0
CortexiaOuiOui 0
D'FusionCommercial SDK onlyOuiOuiOuiOui FlashOuiOuiOuiOui 1
DeepAR.aiFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOuiOuiOui 2
Designers ARToolkit (DART)FreeOuiOui 0
DroidARFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOuiOuiOuiOui- can be added via opencvNonOui OpenGL or jMonkey Engine 0
EasyARFreeOuiOuiOuiOuiPC/Mac/Linux via Uniity3D 1
flare*Free + Commercial SDK optionOuiOui 0
FLARToolkitOpen SourceOuiOui 0
Goblin XNAOpen SourceOuiOuiOui 0
Google GogglesOui 0
HERE Mobile SDKFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOuiOuiOuiOuiOui HERE Maps, LiveSight API 1
HoloBuilderFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOui QR codesOuiOuiOui (HTML 5 Browser)PC/Mac/Linux (HTML 5 Browser)OuiOuiOuiOuiNonOui 0
ideeOui 0
IN2ARFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOuiOui Flash-based, Unity3DPC/Mac via Adobe AIR 1
instantrealityFree + Commercial SDK optionOui 0
KoozytCommercial SDK onlyOui 0
LibreGeoSocialOpen SourceOuiOui 0
LinceoVRCommercial SDK onlyOuiOui 0
linkme 0
Luxand FaceSDKCommercial SDK onlyOui Facial recognition 0
MAXST AR SDK 4.0Free + Commercial SDK optionOuiOui MAXST Marker / QR code Tracker / QR/Barcode ScannerOuiNonSupports Windows & Mac PlatformOui SLAMNonOuiOui Cloud Recognition, Image TrackerNonOui OpenGL, Metal, SceneKit, MAXST Cloud Recognition 0
Metaio SDK (now Apple inc)Free + Commercial SDK option-OuiOuiOuiPC/MacOuiOuiOuiOui Client-based +100 unique objects, cloud-based continuous visual search engineOuiOui OpenGL support, in-house 3-D renderer 0
Microsoft Read/Write WorldOuiOui 0
MinervaOpen SourceOuiOui 0
mixareOpen SourceOui 0
Morgan 0
MXR ToolkitOpen SourceOuiPC 0
NyARToolkitOpen SourceOuiOuiPC 0
Obvious EngineCommercial SDK onlyOuiOui 0
omniar.comCommercial SDK onlyOui 0
osgARTOpen SourceOuiOuiOui 0
PanicARFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOui 0
PRAugmentedRealityOpen SourceNonNon 0
Kudan AR EngineFree + Commercial SDK optionOui With SLAMOuiOuiOuiNonCros-platform development Unity3DOui SLAMOuiOuiOui unlimited local visual search (no network connection required)- Extensible with FT/FR Plugins 1
VuforiaFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOui Advanced + VUMarkOuiOui Vuforia now available for windows app dev & also for MS HololensNonOui Only on box and cylinder and small size 3D objects tooOuiOuiOuiNonOui With Vuforia Cloud 3
RobocortexFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOuiOuiOuiPC/Mac/LinuxNonOuiOui 0
SLARToolkitOpen SourceOuiOui 0
snaptellOui 0
SSTTOtherOuiOuiOui 0
StringFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOui 0
StudierstubeOpen SourceOui 0
Studierstube TrackerOuiOuiOui 0
UARTOpen SourceOui 0
Vidinoti PixLiveFree + Commercial SDK optionOui Image, QR codeOuiOuiOui Using Google TangoOui & beaconsOui Cloud and offline recognitionOui PixLive Maker 0
ViewdleCommercial SDK onlyOui 0
WikitudeFree + Commercial SDK optionOui 3D Tracking IncludedOui AdvancedOuiOuiOuiOuiOuiOui Cloud Recognition and Offline (on device)- Face DetectionOui with Wikitude Studio and Cloud Recognition 0
Win ARFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOui 0
windageOtherOuiOui 0
XloudiaCommercial SDK onlyOuiOui MarkerlessOuiOuiOuiPC/Mac/Linux via Unity3DOuiOui OptionnallyOui OptionnallyOuiOui but not for mobileOui REST 0
xpose visual searchCommercial SDK onlyOuiOuiOui via website or API 0
XZIMG Augmented FaceFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOuiOuiOui HTML5via Unity or NativeOuiOui 1
XZIMG Augmented VisionFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOuiOuiOui HTML5Unity / NativeOui alpha 1
yvisionFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOuiOui 0
Zenitum Feature TrackerCommercial SDK onlyOuiOuiOui 0
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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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  • Very informative article. Very accurately all marked. I am a big fan of augmented reality and virtual reality. My friends are game developers. I will not say in what studio they work. My friends and I go every weekend to virtual reality rooms. By the way, who will be in Melbourne, then go to I advise everyone. And here's an interesting quote from Wikipedia: "Vuforia is an augmented reality software development kit (SDK) for mobile devices that enables the creation of augmented reality applications.[1] It uses computer vision technology to recognize and track planar images (Image Targets) and simple 3D objects, such as boxes, in real time. This image registration capability enables developers to position and orient virtual objects, such as 3D models and other media, in relation to real world images when they are viewed through the camera of a mobile device. The virtual object then tracks the position and orientation of the image in real-time so that the viewer's perspective on the object corresponds with the perspective on the Image Target. It thus appears that the virtual object is a part of the real-world scene. The Vuforia SDK supports a variety of 2D and 3D target types including ‘markerless’ Image Targets, 3D Multi-Target configurations, and a form of addressable Fiducial Marker, known as a VuMark. Additional features of the SDK include localized Occlusion Detection using ‘Virtual Buttons’, runtime image target selection, and the ability to create and reconfigure target sets programmatically at runtime. Vuforia provides Application Programming Interfaces (API) in C++, Java, Objective-C++ (a language utilizing a combination of C++ and Objective-C syntax), and the .NET languages through an extension to the Unity game engine. In this way, the SDK supports both native development for iOS and Android while it also enables the development of AR applications in Unity that are easily portable to both platforms. AR applications developed using Vuforia are therefore compatible with a broad range of mobile devices including the iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets running Android OS version 2.2 or greater and an ARMv6 or 7 processor with FPU (Floating Point Unit) processing capabilities. Vuforia has been acquired by PTC Inc. in November 2015", source - Good luck to all!
    English Posté 2018-11-26 14:09:18 par ViriVR
  • Thanks for a detailed comparison! It's becoming a trend to build AR applications. I've found an article listing tools to create AR mobile apps I think it can be useful for other developers here.
    English Posté 2018-03-20 12:23:15 par robert_gilles
  • ARCore ? Also, column checking support for Android (and which versions of that and iOS)?
    English Posté 2017-12-18 21:05:21 par MarcusA
  • a voté pour ce Comparatif (J'aime)
    Posté 2017-09-26 15:29:42 par leventsabah
  • Posté 2017-07-04 22:54:49 par kiko
  • Posté 2017-07-04 22:53:54 par kiko
  • a voté pour ARLab (Do you recommend?)
    Easy to integrate in apps (Android and IOS)
    es Posté 2017-05-25 16:33:44 par APPRA
  • a voté pour EasyAR (Do you recommend?)
    Posté 2017-05-24 09:50:09 par Foxiii
  • Posté 2017-04-03 19:46:43 par fathahnoor
  • Posté 2017-04-03 19:46:35 par fathahnoor
  • a voté pour IN2AR (Do you recommend?)
    Posté 2017-04-03 19:46:13 par fathahnoor
  • Posté 2017-04-03 19:45:46 par fathahnoor
  • a voté pour Vuforia (Do you recommend?)
    Posté 2017-04-03 19:45:22 par fathahnoor
  • a voté pour Vuforia (Do you recommend?)
    one with the most features
    English Posté 2017-04-03 09:47:14 par Vincent Hache
  • suggère de modifier MAXST AR SDK 4.0 en mettant la valeur de Company à
    English Posté 2017-03-06 10:35:14 par Sanky
  • suggère de modifier MAXST AR SDK 4.0 en mettant la valeur de Company à MaxST Co. Ltd.
    English Posté 2017-03-06 10:34:56 par Sanky
  • suggère de modifier MAXST AR SDK 4.0 en mettant la valeur de Company à MaxST Co Ltd.
    English Posté 2017-03-06 10:34:28 par Sanky
  • The HERE Mobile SDK gives you access to HERE location-based map assets, with global places database and routing. The LiveSight API adds Augmented Reality capabilities.
    English Posté 2017-02-01 15:22:28 par mtillmann
  • You may want to add the LiveSight API, for geolocated AR, which is part of the HERE Mobile SDK:
    English Posté 2017-02-01 11:07:58 par mtillmann
  • Posté 2016-12-21 11:13:15 par kiko
  • Posté 2016-12-21 11:13:09 par kiko
  • a voté pour ce Comparatif (J'aime)
    Posté 2016-12-21 09:21:28 par kiko
  • a voté pour Vuforia (Do you recommend?)
    Posté 2016-11-11 10:23:07 par Gabrio Girardi
  • Augment ( is going to launch their AR SDKs for omni-commerce.
    English Posté 2016-10-13 11:07:07 par christina
  • a voté pour ce Comparatif (J'aime)
    Posté 2016-10-04 18:03:45 par Anthony Liard
  • suggère de modifier String en mettant la valeur de Nom à String (discontinued)
    English Posté 2016-09-01 23:31:48 par Anthony Liard
  • suggère de modifier Vuforia en mettant la valeur de Nom à Vuforia
    Vuforia is sufficiently specific and the product is no longer owned or developed by Qualcomm.
    English Posté 2016-07-08 08:09:57 par Eddie Offermann
  • a voté pour ce Comparatif (J'aime)
    Posté 2016-06-20 21:22:12 par Daven Bigelow
  • suggère de modifier HoloBuilder en mettant la valeur de Android à yes
    English Posté 2016-04-12 19:25:18 par jjgomezs
  • suggère de modifier HoloBuilder en mettant la valeur de Android à yes
    English Posté 2016-04-12 19:25:07 par jjgomezs
  • Update: ARToolKit professional SDKs, previously only available under paid licenses, have been released to the open source community for free use
    English Posté 2016-04-02 16:58:37 par Sanky
  • a voté pour ce Comparatif (J'aime)
    Posté 2016-03-13 11:10:53 par Andrey Yang
  • suggère de modifier Vuforia en mettant la valeur de Nom à PTC Vuforia
    es Posté 2016-02-15 16:40:02 par Txasti
  • suggère de modifier ARPA en mettant la valeur de Nom à ARPA [DISCONTINUED]
    Website Gone
    English Posté 2016-02-15 15:06:53 par howard
  • a voté pour ce Comparatif (J'aime)
    English Posté 2015-12-16 12:22:24 par D3m0n92
  • a voté pour ce Comparatif (J'aime)
    Posté 2015-12-11 13:17:50 par Ehab Toulba
  • suggère de modifier HoloBuilder en mettant la valeur de FaceTracking à no
    English Posté 2015-12-11 11:17:46 par jutzizu
  • a commenté Google Goggles
    Project Aura
    English Posté 2015-09-30 18:55:28 par howard
  • suggère de modifier Kudan AR Engine en mettant la valeur de Nom à Kudan Engine
    English Posté 2015-09-30 18:55:06 par howard
  • suggère de modifier Kudan AR Engine en mettant la valeur de Nom à Kudan AR SDK
    English Posté 2015-09-30 18:47:59 par howard
  • AugmentedKit SDK is not in the list. Can be found
    English Posté 2015-07-07 17:23:29 par andrea.lucent
  • suggère de modifier Metaio SDK (now Apple inc) en mettant la valeur de Nom à Metaio SDK (now Apple inc)
    English Posté 2015-06-04 14:13:57 par RA'pro
  • a voté pour ce Comparatif (J'aime)
    English Posté 2015-06-02 10:55:33 par Jae-hyun Bang
  • a voté pour ce Comparatif (J'aime)
    Posté 2015-05-16 07:38:58 par Kelly
  • a voté pour ce Comparatif (J'aime)
    Hello Great job! I am interested to talk with you Olivier form
    Posté 2015-04-21 20:32:16 par RA'pro
  • a voté pour ce Comparatif (J'aime)
    Posté 2015-03-09 16:49:34 par afrasilv
  • Super outils
    Posté 2015-01-12 10:59:58 par techprodi
  • a voté pour DroidAR (Vote)
    Posté 2014-12-08 08:56:26 par jutzizu
  • suggère de modifier Vuforia en mettant la valeur de Nom à Qualcomm Vuforia
    English Posté 2014-10-29 18:17:20 par trungtran
  • a voté pour ce Comparatif (J'aime)
    Posté 2014-09-29 20:42:22 par leuco18|
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