ODG is excited to officially announce that Wikitude’s industry leading Android SDK is now fully compatible and optimized with the R-7 smartglasses and the ODG Reticle Ecosystem. This partnership gives developers the opportunity to realize great value as they create software content for the rapidly growing wearable Augmented Reality market, estimated to reach $90bn by 2020.
On July 1, 2016, the custom R-7 version of the Wikitude SDK will be available on ODG’s Developer’s Site and on Wikitude’s ODG partner page. This tool makes the R-7 smartglasses and computer vision software work hand-in-hand, so developers can concentrate on building content and not worry about connecting the software to the hardware. Users of the Wikitude SDK for the R-7s will thrive and succeed with enterprise customers because of the robust and reliable functionality – and just as importantly, because of the comprehensive documentation Wikitude provides. The SDK is also designed to address the needs of Android developers working on mobile content for emerging verticals, such as entertainment, gaming, navigation, marketing and architecture. Developers will quickly see why Wikitude’s years of experience in the AR technology development realm makes their SDK a leading toolkit in the market today.
“As with all technologies, content is king, and now that Wikitude seamlessly works with ODG’s hardware I can’t wait to see what new ideas and creations spring forth.”
Ralph Osterhout, ODG’s Founder and CEO
Wikitude’s SDK is also designed to address the needs of Android developers working on mobile content for emerging verticals, such as entertainment, gaming, navigation, marketing and architecture. Wikitude’s R-7 SDK also allows developers to use the AR content creator Wikitude Studio, providing a very powerful tool to create, manage and monitor AR projects and apps. Wikitude’s SDK has the unique ability to recognize up to 1,000 target images offline allowing for AR applications to work reliably at any location, independent of internet connection. “Our goal is always to make the life of developers as easy as possible, and that’s what we are delivering with this package!” says Andy Gstoll, Wikitude’s CMO.
We invite you to come and check it out for yourself at this year’s Augmented World Expo, and discuss the doors this exciting partnership will open for developers.