The advent of AR app has not been for more than a year but mobile app development company have made day and night one and with users support, AR has overcome daunting challenges and portrayed bizarre results. Let’s dive in to check a live example of the same. Using your smartphone camera, Google translates app detect the text and translate it to your desired language on the go with AR. This seems to be like some magical pixie dust sprinkled over your text and it is translated to your own language. Well, it’s no magical pixie dust, it’s just AR which has integrated this beautifully into our lives that we are not in the know of.
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If you are a developer and intend to walk parallel with the upcoming AR app needs, check out this list of tools to be used. This will assist you in uplifting your knowledge on Unity 3D and AR app development.
This platform is considered to be one of the most optimized one to combat with AR development. This tool support apps on IOS, Android, Unity editor and UWP. Vuforia offers creative empowerment, sustainable reliability, optimum reach and highly integrated vision. This tool integrates computer vision to recognize images and 3D objects.
- Recognizes shapes of the cylinder, boxes, and objects like a mug, cup, and bottle.
- English word recognition is also something this SDK entails having customized database of 100000 words determined by the developer.
- Recognize a wide range of objects to entail life in the toys and give enriched user experience.
- Get the brand conscious and customized design with VuMark. Encoding product serial number and URL are also some highlights of VuMark.
- Scan and create object target with Vuforia object scanner.
Local and cloud storage database are implemented for the recognition process.
A curate alternative to Vuforia where there is free access to the library. Working with EasyAR is quite easy peasy, just get yourself registered with your account and get the plugin’s key of your bundle ID and you are ready to use. The platforms that it shares it supports to is Android, IOS, MAC, Windows, UWP and unity editor. Astonishing features includes Cloud recognition support, image tracking, slam, 3D object track, API in various languages, image target management, and retrieval.
Vuforia restricts the mobile app development users with premium boundaries which are not the case with ARToolKit which avails the premium benefit of being open source. Good news folks, this declares open access to the development library. The supporting platforms of this tool are IOS, Android, Linux, Windows, Smart glasses and Mac OS. Fascinating features includes tracking simple black squares, head mounted display support, open source and free software, planar images tracking, Unity plugins, OpenSceneGraph plugins, optical stereo calibration and camera calibration.
Kudan is considered as the cutting edge competitor of Vuforia making AR app development eased up. Kudan integrates SLAM tech (simultaneous localization and mapping) and recognized 3D objects and general images. Android and IOS are the supporting platforms of this toolkit. Markerless AR engine and advanced tracking are some highlighted features accompanying with low memory footprint, rapid app development, and uncountable makers. This tool is bridging the gap between IOT (internet of things) and 3D recognition.