Augmented reality is the latest buzzword that it enthralling users across the world. The success of Pokemon GO, Augmented reality has now become mainstream. From technology confined to sci-fi movies, it has become universal now. Of late, each and every industry is now adopting augmented reality to improve effectiveness, increase productivity, streamline operations, and customer satisfaction.
There are countless Augmented reality tools that help developers to add complex functionality and features. However, every one of the AR framework comes with its own specific features.
Wikitude Augmented reality SDK
Wikitude is an all-in-one augmented reality SDK. It combines 3D tracking technology (SLAM-based), image recognition and tracking as well as geo-location Augmented reality for mobile, tablets and smart glasses. It also gives extension for Unity, Cordova, Titanium and Xamarin.
Wikitude counts more than 100,000 registered AR developers and is a technology provider for over 20,000 AR based apps. Wikitude’s Cloud Recognition service allows to work with thousands of target images in the cloud.
Supported platforms: Android, iOS, Smart Glasses.
Vuforia augmented reality platform
Vuforia is an augmented reality platform delivering the best-in-class computer vision. It provides reliable experiences in a variety of environments. Considered as one of the most widely deployed Augmented reality platforms, Vuforia has the support of of 325,000+ global ecosystem of registered developers with 400 app installs across the globe. With Vuforia platform, app can see a wide variety of things such as objects, images, user-defined images, cylinders, text, boxes, as well as VuMarks (for customized and brand conscious design). Its Smart Terrain feature provides a new capability for smartphones and tablets that reconstructs a terrain in real-time, creating a 3D geometric map of the environment.
Use Vuforia SDK to build Android, iOS, and UWP applications for mobile devices and digital eyewear. Apps can be built with Android Studio, XCode, Visual Studio, and Unity.
Supported platforms: Android, iOS, UWP and Unity Editor.
Kudan augmented reality platform is the most innovative and the most advanced computer vision technology, due to its best visual Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) tracking technology very useful for AR/VR, Robotic and Artificial Intelligence applications. This SDK platform is the only one of its type with advanced tracking, Markerless AR engine for iOS and Android. Kudan offers best in class image recognition, low memory footprint, lightning-fast development speed and unlimited number of markers.
Kudan is developing the link between innumerable devices and sensors called the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence: 3D Recognition Computer Vision Technology. It provides computers the ability to acquire, process, analyse and understand digital images as well as the ability to map its 3D environment, objects, and understand its location within it.
Supported platforms: Android, iOS.
ARToolKit Augmented reality kit
ARToolKit is Free. It is an Open Source SDK providing complete access to the computer vision algorithm as well as modify the source code to fit your specific application. ARToolKit is freely distributed for use under a LGPL v3.0 license.
Supported platforms: Android, iOS, Linux, Windows, Mac OS and Smart Glasses.
XZIMG provides Augmented Face solutions to recognize and track faces with Unity, as well as Augmented Vision solution to track planar images with Unity. Its magic face solution is ideal for face replacement and make-up applications.
Supported platforms: PC, Android, iOS, Windows, WebGL.
There are innumerable SDKs that can help an Augmented Reality App Development company to push the boundaries of imagination. Sky is the limit for it. Some of tools are available free of cost. Some others can be downloaded for fixed time period under a contract. It is important to choose the right AR tool to suite the needs of every one of the customer to whom the developer is catering. Remember, Augmented Reality is at the forefront of transforming the way industries communicate with businesses and streamline operations. Get Augmented reality done from the best app developer.