Setup Guide Android Native API

Project Setup

  • Create a new Android Studio Application Project (There is also a working SampleProject bundled in this SDK, where all these steps are already made)

  • Copy the file libs/wikitude_native_sdk.aar into the libs folder of your module. (project root/app/libs)

  • Open build.gradle (Module: app), add the wikitude_native_sdk.aar as a dependency and tell gradle to search the libs folder, like in the code below.

android {

dependencies {
    compile fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
    compile (name: 'wikitude_native_sdk', ext:'aar')

repositories {
        dirs 'libs'
  • If you already purchased a license, please set the applicationId to the package name you provided us with.
    defaultConfig {
        applicationId "xxxx"
  • Add the following permissions and features to your AndroidManifest.xml
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CAMERA" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />

    <uses-feature android:glEsVersion="0x00020000" android:required="true" />

    <uses-feature android:name="" android:required="true" />
Note: Since Android 6.0+ you need to make sure your app has the camera runtime permission before calling WikitudeSDK.onCreate().
  • Also in the Android manifest define following config changes for the activity which adds the OpenGL view
            android:configChanges="orientation|keyboardHidden|screenSize" />