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.
- ARToolKit, an open source (LGPLv3) 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 development toolkits
- Layar SDK was an augmented reality SDK for iOS and Android apps.
- Vuforia Augmented Reality SDK, formerly Qualcomm's QCAR, is a Software Development Kit for creating augmented reality applications for mobile devices.
- Wikitude SDK is an augmented reality SDK for mobile platforms originated from the works on the Wikitude World Browser app by Wikitude GmbH.
- ARKit, an Apple SDK, currently designed exclusively for iOS 11+ app creation. Formerly Metaio, purchased by Apple in 2015.
- ARCore, a Google SDK, currently designed exclusively for Android 8.0+ app creation.
AR content management systems
- Augment, a web based platform for managing 3D models and creating augmented reality experiences.
- Blippbuilder, by Blippar, is a web-based system for creating AR experiences with image recognition.
- Webcam Social Shopper, web based software for integrating apparel visualization on e-commerce sites.
End-to-end branded app solutions
Certain gaming devices, such as the EyeToy, PlayStation Eye, Kinect, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita 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.
- 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 enable 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.
- 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.
- Pokémon Go - a free-to-play location-based, augmented reality game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices.
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- 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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- Wikitude SDK
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