TOP 10 AR SDK for iOS & Android Development in 2018-2019

I make the TOP-list of iOS and Android Augmented Reality SDK intended to shape your AR development.

In 2016, revenue from AR mobile applications amounted to 725.4 million U.S. dollars worldwide.(statista.com)

First, looking Wiki:

SDK (software development kit or devkit) is typically a set of software development tools that allows the creation of applications for a certain software package, software framework, hardware platform, computer system, video game console, operating system, or similar development platform.

This AR SDK for iOS and Android that you can start using right NOW!

Free Augmented reality SDK:

 

ARToolKit 6
Available on: Android, iOS & Mac, Windows, Linux

ARToolKit is an open-source computer tracking library for creation of strong augmented reality applications that overlay virtual imagery on the real world.

License‎: ‎GNU Lesser General Public License
Original author(s)‎: ‎Hirokazu Kato

ARKit

Intoruding Augmented Reality development for iOS, one of the biggest mobile platforms of today. ARKit is an SDK for software developers to create augmented reality apps and games for iPhones and iPads.

Supported platforms: iOS 11/12.

EasyAR
Available on: Android, iOS & Mac, Windows

Xzimg
Supported platforms: PC, Android, iOS, Windows, WebGL.

NyARToolkit
Available on: Android, iOS

 

Latest commit on Sep 21, 2017

NyARToolkit project is developing a vision-based AR library that based on ARToolKit. Current NyARToolkit libraries have ARToolKit Professional (ARToolKit5) APIs.

Kudan
Available on: Android, iOS & Unity

According to reviews and comparisons of efficiency, Kudan is the main rival of Vuforia and make augmented reality development very easy.

 

Maxst
Available on: Android, iOS & Windows, Mac

MAXST AR SDK Is the Easiest Way to Develop an AR App. Learn More. AR MANUAL. The AR Manual Is a New-concept User’s Manual at Your Fingertips.


Paid augmented reality SDK

Wikitude
Available on: Android, iOS & Unity, Smart glasses

Supported development frameworks: Native API, JavaScript API, Unity3D, Xamarin, Titanium, Cordova.

Wikitude is a mobile augmented reality technology provider based in Salzburg, Austria. An Augmented Reality engine that empowers your iOS, Android & Smart Glasses apps with Image & Object Tracking, Instant tracking (SLAM), Geo AR.
Founded in 2008.
Developer(s)‎: ‎Wikitude GmbH

Free Pro Pro3D Cloud  Enterprise
Geo Geo Geo Geo Geo
2D Im.Recognition 2D Im.Recognition 2D Im.Recognition 2D Im.Recognition 2D Im.Recognition
3D Image Recognition 3D 3D 3D
Cloud Recognition Cloud Recognition
Multiple apps
Watermark No No No No
Free Starting at €1990 per app Starting at €2490 per app €4490 per app Call
 

Vuforia
Available on: Android, iOS & Unity, Windows

Supported platforms: Android, iOS, UWP and Unity Editor.

Vuforia is the leading AR platform. Paid from $99/mo

Read also: Vuforia Developer library — wiki.

XZIGM
Available on: Android, iOS & Windows, WebGL

XZIMG Face Tracking engine is a product developed by XZIMG Research that addresses the Augmented Reality market.

AR-media
Available on: Android, iOS & Unity

Zappar

Augmented Reality adds a new feature to this evolutionary appendage totally reimagining the role of the camera on your phone when used in an app as a new remote control for the world connecting you (and your audience if you’re a business owner) to the things and places around you.

For iOS or Android or an embed component in your existing app or indeed a new standalone app

There are lots of solutions allowing you to start developing your Augmented Reality App right away.

Note: Description for SDK has been copied from their respective official website.

Comments

  1. Yanati

    Hi, we have tried to run Zappar AR but got some difficulties. I will try to add in new update.

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