Getting started

Welcome to the Wikitude SDK. This document is designed to help you from your very first steps with the Wikitude SDK all the way through to advanced concepts and examples for developing your augmented reality project.

The documentation is arranged in a way to guide you through the various steps in your development process. We recommend following each of the steps outlined below and reading the documentation in the order displayed.


Setup your project

In this section we describe the necessary steps to setup a project in a detailed guide.


View the samples

All of the included samples are complete Android projects and apps. Browse through this section and get an idea of what the Wikitude SDK Native API is capable of. The relevant parts of the samples are described in more detail to highlight the applied concepts and patterns. These examples are designed to help you get off to a great start with the Wikitude SDK.

Viewing samples based on vision based augmented reality requires the corresponding reference images. All of them are available directly in the description of the sample or available as a collection on this page, which you can either view on the screen or print.

The Wikitude Native SDK - Augmented Reality for your own app

The Wikitude Native SDK is a software library and framework for mobile apps used to create augmented reality experiences.

As opposed to the Wikitude SDK which uses a JavaScript API the Wikitude Native SDK allows to create your AR experiences directly in Java and OpenGL.

Architecture of the Wikitude SDK

The image above shows the different components of the Wikitude SDK and possible approaches for creating augmented reality apps. Each of these approaches is based on a certain development environments (IDE) and platforms:

The Wikitude Developer Portal

The Wikitude Developer Section should be your first stop when you have specific development related questions. The portal hosts a very active Developer Community Forum where Wikitude staff members are constantly assisting other developers with helpful tips and advice. A Knowledge Base helps with various questions.

Feedback and Contact

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