TOP 10 AR SDK for iOS & Android Development in 2018

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

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 has the 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

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

Vuforia
Available on: Android, iOS & Unity, Windows

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


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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