Augmented Reality SDK Comparison

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2021-06-02 14:34:01

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)MarkerNaturalFeatureWeb3D Object TrackingPC/Mac/LinuxGPSIMU SensorsRecherche visuelleSuivi de visageContentAPIJe recommandeSite web
XZIMG Augmented VisionFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOuiOuiOui HTML5Oui alphaUnity / Native 2
EasyARFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOuiOuiOuiPC/Mac/Linux via Uniity3D 2
ARmediaFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOuiOuiOuiOuiARmedia supports PC/Mac and LinuxOuiOuiNon 1
HERE Mobile SDKFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOuiOuiOuiOuiOui HERE Maps, LiveSight API 1
Metaio SDK (now Apple inc)Free + Commercial SDK option-OuiOuiOuiOuiPC/MacOuiOuiOui Client-based +100 unique objects, cloud-based continuous visual search engineOuiOui OpenGL support, in-house 3-D renderer 0
RobocortexFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOuiOuiNonPC/Mac/LinuxOuiOui 0
Banuba Face FIlters SDKCommercial SDK onlyOuiOuiOuiOuiOuiPC onlyNonOuiOuiOuiOui 1
Kudan AR EngineFree + Commercial SDK optionOui With SLAMOuiOuiNonOui SLAMCros-platform development Unity3DOuiOuiOui unlimited local visual search (no network connection required)- Extensible with FT/FR Plugins 1
ARMESCommercial SDK onlyOuiOuiPC 0
Zenitum Feature TrackerCommercial SDK onlyOuiOuiOui 0
DroidARFreeOuiOuiOuiOuiOui- can be added via opencvNonOui OpenGL or jMonkey Engine 1
flare*Free + Commercial SDK optionOuiOui 0
osgARTOpen SourceOuiOuiOui 0
SSTTOtherOuiOui 0
windageOtherOuiOui 0
Studierstube TrackerOuiOui 0
WikitudeFree + Commercial SDK optionOui 3D Tracking IncludedOui AdvancedOuiOuiOuiOuiOui Cloud Recognition and Offline (on device)- Face DetectionOui with Wikitude Studio and Cloud Recognition 0
VuforiaFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOui Advanced + VUMarkOuiNonOui Only on box and cylinder and small size 3D objects tooOuiOuiOuiNonOui With Vuforia Cloud 4
ARToolkitOpen SourceOuiOui BasicOuiNonPC/Mac/Linux 1
ARcrowdFreeNonOui Black / WhiteOuiOui HTML5 BrowserNonNonNon 0
Vidinoti PixLiveFree + Commercial SDK optionOui Image, QR codeOuiOuiOui Using Google TangoOui & beaconsOui Cloud and offline recognitionOui PixLive Maker 0
MAXST AR SDK 4.1Free + Commercial SDK optionOuiOui Marker / QR Code Tracker / QR/Barcode ReaderOuiOui Visual SLAM, Object TrackerSupports Windows & Mac PlatformNonOuiOui Cloud Recognition, Image TrackerNonOui OpenGL, Metal, SceneKit, MAXST Cloud Recognition 1
XloudiaCommercial SDK onlyOuiOui MarkerlessOuiOuiOuiPC/Mac/Linux via Unity3DOui OptionnallyOui OptionnallyOuiOui but not for mobileOui REST 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
HoloBuilderFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOui QR codesOuiOui (HTML 5 Browser)OuiPC/Mac/Linux (HTML 5 Browser)OuiOuiOuiNonOui 0
Obvious EngineCommercial SDK onlyOuiOui 0
IN2ARFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOuiOui Flash-based, Unity3DPC/Mac via Adobe AIR 1
ARPAFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOuivia Unity pluginOuiOui Soon 0
LinceoVRCommercial SDK onlyOuiOui 0
AurasmaFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOui 0
BazARFree + Commercial SDK optionOui 0
Win ARFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOui 0
BeyondAROpen SourceOuiOuiOui 0
StringFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOui 0
NyARToolkitOpen SourceOuiOuiPC 0
KoozytCommercial SDK onlyOui 0
AndARFreeOui 0
Designers ARToolkit (DART)FreeOuiOui 0
Augmented PixelsFree + Commercial SDK optionOui 0
yvisionFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOui 1
ArUcoOpen SourceOui 0
FLARToolkitOpen SourceOuiOui 0
Goblin XNAOpen SourceOuiOui 0
MinervaOpen SourceOuiOui 0
MXR ToolkitOpen SourceOuiPC 0
SLARToolkitOpen SourceOui 0
UARTOpen SourceOui 0
ARLabFree + Commercial SDK optionOui QR codeOuiOuiOui Support for thousands of images in pools of 50-60 imagesOui 1
ALVARFreeOui Tracks multiple markers; 256 possible markersOui Flash, Silverlight 0
Magic FaceFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOui HTML5 WEBGLOuiPC/Mac/LinuxOuiOui GLES, METAL, UNITY 2
Luxand FaceSDKCommercial SDK onlyOui Facial recognition 0
omniar.comCommercial SDK onlyOui 0
ViewdleCommercial SDK onlyOui 0
xpose visual searchCommercial SDK onlyOuiOui via website or API 0
DeepAR.aiFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOuiOuiOui 2
Beyond Reality FaceFree + Commercial SDK optionOui Flash-based and HTML5/JSPC/Mac via Adobe AIROui 1
AwilaFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOui 0
instantrealityFree + Commercial SDK optionOui 0
PanicARFree + Commercial SDK optionOuiOui 0
LibreGeoSocialOpen SourceOuiOui 0
mixareOpen SourceOui 0
PRAugmentedRealityOpen SourceNon 0
StudierstubeOpen SourceOui 0
ARLab 0
CortexiaOui 0
Google GogglesOui 0
ideeOui 0
linkme 0
Microsoft Read/Write WorldOuiOui 0
Morgan 0
snaptellOui 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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  • a voté pour ce Comparatif (J'aime)
    Posté 2022-07-01 13:40:00 par Winco
  • a voté pour Vuforia (Je recommande)
    Posté 2022-06-13 19:04:03 par PolinaSwift
  • Posté 2021-11-30 04:02:59 par ringo
  • Many thanks for the informative matrix. I note you left out 8th Wall, which is one of the biggest names in WebAR platforms currently. Is that a deliberate omission, or something I can bring to the table?
    English Posté 2020-10-14 16:42:05 par Mann1ng
  • a voté pour ce Comparatif (J'aime)
    English Posté 2020-08-21 12:05:00 par BenBinary
  • Posté 2020-07-30 19:43:43 par totoro
  • a voté pour Magic Face (Je recommande)
    Posté 2020-07-30 19:43:32 par totoro
  • Posté 2020-04-30 15:50:35 par
  • a voté pour DroidAR (Je recommande)
    Used it in my theses' app, a great framework for the early time it was created. Easy to begin using. Various setup examples to play with. Location, gyroscope and velocimeter work well, although step counting and world walking do not seem to work.
    English Posté 2020-02-09 17:57:07 par rafaisen
  • a voté pour EasyAR (Je recommande)
    Used it in Native Android for my theses' app. Great marker and image recognition. Although it lacks the 3D target recognition, only works with flat surfaces on cubes and parallelepiped volumes.
    English Posté 2020-02-09 17:47:29 par rafaisen
  • a voté pour ce Comparatif (J'aime)
    Posté 2020-02-09 17:39:13 par rafaisen
  • a voté pour ce Comparatif (J'aime)
    Posté 2019-09-12 10:33:09 par fatcat
  • a voté pour Magic Face (Je recommande)
    English Posté 2019-04-26 10:45:56 par kiko
  • 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
  • a voté pour (Je recommande)
    Posté 2017-07-04 22:53:54 par kiko
  • a voté pour ARLab (Je recommande)
    Easy to integrate in apps (Android and IOS)
    es Posté 2017-05-25 16:33:44 par APPRA
  • a voté pour EasyAR (Je recommande)
    Posté 2017-05-24 09:50:09 par Foxiii
  • Posté 2017-04-03 19:46:43 par fathahnoor
  • a voté pour IN2AR (Je recommande)
    Posté 2017-04-03 19:46:13 par fathahnoor
  • Posté 2017-04-03 19:45:46 par fathahnoor
  • a voté pour Vuforia (Je recommande)
    Posté 2017-04-03 19:45:22 par fathahnoor
  • a voté pour Vuforia (Je recommande)
    one with the most features
    English Posté 2017-04-03 09:47:14 par Vincent Hache
  • 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
  • It is FREE
    English 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 (Je recommande)
    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 Suivi de visage 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
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