December 3, 2019
Affordable High-performing Augmented Reality For Startups
Over the last year and a half, the Wikitude startup program received over 3000 applications from 124 countries across the globe. This successful campaign, which has supported hundreds of startups and independent developers with free AR SDK licenses, is entering its next phase: accessible SDK license fee for eligible startups, free of watermarks.
Startup Campaign Phase I – Outcome
Created to support startups at an early and crucial stage in business, the first phase of the program has successfully fulfilled its purpose, reaching companies and independent developers from 6 different continents:
As seen on the map, the countries with the highest application rates were the USA, India, and Brazil, followed by Italy, Germany, Mexico, Great Britain, Russia, Indonesia, France, Spain, China, Croatia, Canada, Thailand, Iran, Turkey, Australia, Colombia, and Malaysia.
From 3000+ requests, 1600+ license keys were granted, enabling 700+ AR project creations, 100+ of which, were successfully published.
The AR apps and solutions resulting from the startup program are many. As seen below, the industry sectors of Education, Gaming, Communication, Entertainment, Art, Business, and Tourism sum 75% of the demand.
Of the 100+ apps that were published, below you will find three top selected apps using different AR technology features:
Created to support the tailoring industry, this innovative AR app allows sewing patterns to be precisely visualized through the phone screen and transferred directly to the fabric.
Place the anchor on the fabric, position the piece, trace the virtual lines with a fabric pen, cut, done!
Digital Ruin Reconstruction
The project, called Fábrica de Ferro Ipanema (Ipanema Ironworks), consists of a digital reconstruction of the blast furnaces complex located at the Royal Ironworks of St John, in Ipanema, with the use of AR. This virtual heritage app had the objective to reconstruct a historical site where foundry works began in Brazil back in 1810.
Stand Up AR was created to augment the San Jose State University Victory Stand Statue. Providing story and context, users can stand up with the statue anywhere in the world.
Startup Campaign – Phase II
Special AR SDK pricing for eligible startups
Starting and running a new business is full of challenges, including financial ones. We understand that and want to help: eligible startups can now buy a Wikitude StartUp SDK license, with no logo or watermark, for just €499.
In order to qualify for a Wikitude Startup SDK, companies must meet the following criteria:
StartUp Company Criteria*
- Company founded less than two years ago
- All company shareholders are natural persons
- Total company gross revenues and received funds in the last financial year did not exceed €100,000.00 (one hundred thousand Euro)
*If the StartUp license is for a customer project, please note the criteria also apply to the customer.
Do you fit the criteria and are interested in creating cross-platform AR experiences for smartphones and tablets across Android, iOS, and Windows? Click the link below to review the requirements and make your purchase.