List of augmented reality software
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The following is a list of notable augmented reality software including programs for application development, content management, gaming and integrated AR solutions.
|Software name||Year of release||License||Description|
|ARToolKit||LGPLv3||An open source C-library to create augmented reality applications; was ported to many different languages and platforms like Android, Flash or Silverlight; very widely used in augmented reality related projects.|
|OpenIllusionist||Provides software libraries for generating images, interpreting user input, modelling the behaviour of virtual objects (or 'agents'), and threading all of the above to provide the illusion of reality.|
|AR.js||MIT||A library to allow development of marker-based, Natural Feature Tracking and location-based AR applications on the web. It can be used in conjunction with A-Frame (virtual reality framework) or three.js|
|MindAR||2021||MIT||A library to allow development of image-tracking and face-tracking types of AR applications on the web. It can be used in conjunction with A-Frame or three.js.|
|Software name||Year of release||Category||Description|
|8th Wall||End-to-end Web AR solutions|
|ARCore||AR development toolkits||A Google SDK, currently designed exclusively for Android 8.0+ app creation.|
|ARKit||AR development toolkits||An Apple SDK, currently designed exclusively for iOS 11+ app creation. Formerly Metaio, purchased by Apple in 2015.|
|Arti AR||Broadcast Media||Cloud-based AR platform for the broadcast media industry from Isreali-based company Arti. |
|Augment||AR content management systems||A web based platform for managing 3D models and creating augmented reality experiences.|
|Aurasma||End-to-end branded app solutions|
|Blippbuilder||AR content management systems||A web-based system for creating AR experiences with image recognition by Blippar|
|Effect House||2022||AR development toolkits||TikTok's AR filter creation tool released from Beta in April 2022.|
|Genee||End-to-end Web AR solutions|
|Hololink ||2021||End-to-end Web AR solutions||Web-based editor with Academy and editable templates. Web-based AR viewer based on proprietary image recognition and OpenCV.|
|Layar SDK||AR development toolkits||An augmented reality SDK for iOS and Android apps.|
|Lens Studio||2017||AR development toolkits||Snap Inc.'s AR filter creation tool.|
|Nokia City Lens||End-to-end branded app solutions|
|Spark AR Studio||2019||AR development toolkits||AR development tool developed by Meta and used to make Instagram filters.|
|Vuforia Augmented Reality SDK||AR development toolkits||Formerly Qualcomm's QCAR, is a Software Development Kit for creating augmented reality applications for mobile devices.|
|Web-AR.Studio ||AR content management systems||a free web-based system for creating WebAR experiences with image and QR recognition with single and multitracking|
|Webcam Social Shopper||AR content management systems||Web based software for integrating apparel visualization on e-commerce sites.|
|Wikitude SDK||AR development toolkits||Augmented reality SDK for mobile platforms originated from the works on the Wikitude World Browser app by Wikitude GmbH.|
|Zappar||End-to-end Web AR solutions|
|zSpace for Education||Education||interaction with 3D objects in lesson plans that align with Common Core|
Certain gaming devices, such as the EyeToy, PlayStation Eye, Kinect, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch, and some mobile devices, use cameras to augment computer graphics onto live footage. The majority of AR software uses special cards which are read by the device to pinpoint where the graphics will form.
- AR Games - a pre-loaded app on the Nintendo 3DS gaming console consisting of numerous AR games.
- Bravely Default - Features an AR Movie Mode which recognises a series of AR Cards to display short augmented reality introductions to the playable cast and more.
- Cybergeneration - a table top role-playing game by R. Talsorian, includes "virtuality", an augmented reality created through v-trodes, cheap, widely available devices people wear at their temples.
- Dead Space - a video game in which a RIG worn by Isaac Clarke is thoroughly equipped with augmented reality technology, including a navigation system that projects a line along the best route to his destination, and a system that displays images, video and text in front of him. In conjunction with the game, an augmented-reality website called No Known Survivors was released in 2008.
- Dragon Quest Walk - a location-based role-playing game based on the Dragon Quest series
- E.X. Troopers - a video game with an AR Mode on the Nintendo 3DS version. This recognises AR Cards of characters to display them as well as numerous emotes and attacks when the player presses inputs.
- Fnaf: Special Delivery - a free-to-play spin-off game in the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise, published and developed by Illumix for mobile devices.
- Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F - a video game in which an option named AR Mode allows the console to project Hatsune Miku onto a fiduciary marker. This enables her to sing as an augmented-reality Vocaloid.
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - a location-based mobile game developed by Niantic Labs for iOS and Android devices.
- Hydrophobia - a survival-adventure video game from Dark Energy Digital features the MAVI (Mobile Automated Visual Interface), which is a tool used to enhance environmental geometry among other purposes.
- Ingress - a location-based mobile game developed by Niantic Labs for iOS and Android devices where two teams (Resistance and Enlightened) battle for control of regions and landmarks.
- Invizimals - a spanish PSP and PSVITA exclusive videogame franchise, whose main titles revolved around using augmented reality and special peripherals, to catch the name-shake creatures.
- Jurassic World Alive - a free-to-play location-based, augmented reality game developed by Ludia for iOS and Android devices.
- Let's Hunt Monsters - a China-exclusive, free-to-play augmented reality game published by Tencent for iOS and Android.
- LyteShot - an open source mobile gaming system that uses sensor-based technology to play digital video games, such as first person shooters, in the live action space. It can also use smartglasses for interactive gameplay.
- Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit - videogame for the Nintendo Switch. Allows user to use home setting as a race track. AR is added to deliver elements from the Mario Kart series.
- Pokémon Go - a free-to-play location-based, augmented reality game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices.
- Raving Rabbids: Alive & Kicking By Ubisoft Milan
- Spectrek - an augmented reality ghost hunting game.
- Tuttuki Bako - a minigame system from Bandai is described as featuring augmented reality.
- Zombies, Run! - An interactive running game that is available on the Android and iPhone platforms.
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