Never before has an Apple event been so anticipated as this year’s event. Even before its ‘Gold Master’ was released, iOS 11 was already a game-changer. ARKit brought markerless augmented reality to the masses and raised expectations around the new versions of the iPhone (iPhone 8 and iPhone X). Among front facing 3D sensors, camera upgrades, Six Core Apple A11 and loads of Animojis, Apple’s new device and OS are here to make a big bang in the augmented reality scene.
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 more
Wikitude 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.