The new Wikitude 7.5 upgrade for iOS and Android augments the banknotes in your wallet!
We’re happy to announce the release of Wikitude version 7.5, available in both the Apple App Store as well as on Google Play for Android. With this update, Wikitude now includes Image Recognition features which allow for a new way of interacting with real-world objects through an Augmented Reality view. To demonstrate this functionality, Wikitude now includes the ability to scan banknotes, presenting users with up-to-the-minute exchange rates, as well as additional information about any hidden security features – a handy tool for any summer or global traveler.
In conjunction with this new release of its popular Wikitude app, we’ve also introduced an upgrade to our Wikitude SDK, making a wide range of new features also available to developers wanting to build their own AR applications. While the initial Wiktiude SDK is feature packed, and provides developers with all the features needed to create powerful AR experiences, due to high demand, the Wikitude SDK 1.1 includes the aforementioned Image Recognition integration capabilities.
As the Augmented Reality space continues to grow and develop, so do the needs and wants of both businesses and consumers. In addition to providing a wealth of location based services including content from the likes of TripAdvisor, Hotels.com and Wikipedia, users are also clamoring for interactive experiences through the usage of new Augmented Reality technology. Meeting this demand, Wikitude’s next generation now allows interaction with objects as evidenced in the example of the “Scan your Money” World. Be it a book cover, a dollar bill, or a billboard, if a developer has created an Augmented Reality experience around this object, users will be able to interact with it just as intended.
“At Wikitude, we’re constantly striving to deliver not only a powerful consumer focused experience, but also one that developers can build upon. With the Wikitude app, we’re offering everything AR to smartphone users out there, and through our Wikitude SDK, we’re putting the power of this technology in the hands of developers, brands and agencies who want to add AR to their own app,” says Wikitude CEO Martin Herdina.