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 2018, revenue from AR mobile applications amounted to 1255.4 million U.S. dollars worldwide.

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First, looking Wiki:Augmented reality – Wikipedia
With the help of advanced AR technology (e.g. adding computer vision and object recognition) the information about the…en.wikipedia.org

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.

Flutter – Beautiful native apps in record time

Flutter is new Google’s mobile UI framework for crafting high-quality native experiences on iOS and Android in record time. Flutter works with existing code, is used by developers and organizations around the world, and is free and open source.

Who’s using Flutter?


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 glassesWikitude – Get Started With The World’s Leading Cross-Platform AR SDK
An Augmented Reality engine that empowers your iOS, Android & Smart Glasses apps with Image & Object Tracking, Instant…www.wikitude.com

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

 
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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, Virtual & Mixed Reality Solutions

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.

  2. Michael Romilly

    Great content, thanks for sharing. We’ve created a similar piece with added focus on AR SDK’s for HUD, HoloLens, Magic Leap etc

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