On the peak of ARKit’s hype, somewhat expected news arrived: ARCore, Google’s spinoff to ARKit, was launched. Just like Apple’s API, Google chose to deliver markerless AR experiences to Android users without Tango. Motion tracking, environmental understanding, and light estimation are the main components behind ARCore.
Wikitude is ready to bring the full spectrum of augmented reality experiences for both operating systems with the new SDK 7.1.
Wikitude SDK 7.1: compatibility with iOS 11 and Android Oreo, Point Cloud API and moreWikitude updated its award-winner augmented reality SDK to support iOS 11 and Android 8 (Oreo). SDK 7.1 delivers image recognition and tracking, SLAM (instant tracking), location-based AR, object recognition and tracking, among other features fully compatible with Apple and Google’s new OS.
SDK 7.1 is now available on the Wikitude download page for our community.
Version 7.1 of Wikitude’s SDK brings a couple of bugfixes, performance improvements and a new feature for Native and Unity developers: new Point Cloud API. Having access to the point cloud will allow developers to better understand scenes and objects being tracked by providing depth and other details to build a more realistic AR experience.
Support for ARKit and ARCoreWe’re excited about all things ARKit and ARCore. Wikitude’s development team is actively researching the feasibility of integrating ARkit and ARCore into the Wikitude SDK. Stay tuned!
TL;DR Wikitude updated its award-winning augmented reality SDK to support iOS 11 and Android 8 (Oreo). Download the new release here.