Release Notes Wikitude SDK Professional Edition

Wikitude SDK 9.10

Release Date: 2021-08-24


  • Version upgrade of openssl, curl and FreeImage


  • Fix for a rare crash in Instant Tracking functionality when using multiple trackers

Wikitude SDK 9.9

Release Date: 2021-07-01


  • Added support for XCFrameworks. Please see the migration guides for mode details on how to port existing projects

Wikitude SDK 9.8.0

Release Date: 2021-05-18

Wikitude SDK 9.7.1

Release Date: 2021-04-28

Wikitude SDK 9.7.0

Release Date: 2021-04-06

Wikitude SDK 9.6.0

Release Date: 2021-02-23

Wikitude SDK 9.5.0

Release Date: 2020-12-01


  • Faster initial recognition of Object Targets
  • Faster overall tracking of Object Targets
  • More accurate tracking of Object Targets in difficult situations
  • Better alignment of augmentations for Image Targets
  • The camera is no longer zoomed in on iOS devices with a 4:3 aspect ratio

Wikitude SDK 9.4.0

Release Date: 2020-10-21


  • Object Trackers initialize with fewer wrong poses

Wikitude SDK 9.3.1

Release Date: 2020-09-17


  • Compatibility with iOS 14

Known Issues

  • When using Xcode 12 check out the additional manual steps to move the script files.

Wikitude SDK 9.3

Release Date: 2020-08-25


  • Support for iOS 11. iOS 12 is now the new minimum supported version

Wikitude SDK 9.2

Release Date: 2020-07-09


  • Image Tracking now behaves more stable against short, fast movements
  • Data communication with the Cloud Recognition version 2 service adapted, so that recognition accuracy is significantly improved (e.g. greater distance)
  • Update OpenSSL to version 1.1.1


  • Fixed Cloud Recognition issue where accuracy was worse when HD or FullHD resolutions being were used

Wikitude SDK 9.1.0

Release Date: 2020-05-19


  • Tracking is not lost when zooming camera
  • Improvements to accuracy for Object Recognition
  • Improved handling of first recognition for objects
  • Improved alignment of augmentations for image tracking when rotating target

Wikitude SDK 9.0.0

Release Date: 2020-03-31


  • Improved image tracking performance and stability

Wikitude SDK 8.10.0

Release Date: 2019-12-10


  • Changed minimum iOS version to 11.0

Wikitude SDK 8.9.1

Release Date: 2019-09-30


  • Fixed sample issue where the navigation bar color was not correct after exiting the Extended Tracking samples.

Wikitude SDK 8.9

Release Date: 2019-09-24


  • Implemented support for iOS 13
  • Implemented support for Android 10

Wikitude SDK 8.7

Release Date: 2019-08-13


  • Camera frame handling is now faster for all platforms.
  • Range for detecting an image target using an ImageTracker has been significantly improved.

Wikitude SDK 8.6

Release Date: 2019-07-11


  • Changed plugin lifecycle behaviour. A call to pause is now always preceded by a call to resume


  • Support for wto 7.0 file format for Object Targets

Wikitude SDK 8.5

Release Date: 2019-05-23


  • Image Recognition engine now can work with jpg, png and zip files as Target Collection resource
  • Image Recognition engine accepts png's with alpha channel as target images and respects transparent areas


  • Image Recognition engine detects images from a larger distance
  • Image Recognition engine detects duplicate targets more reliably
  • Sample project is now based on Swift 4.2 and is compatible with Xcode 10.2


  • Fixed an issue where the extended range option was ignored for Image Trackers, resulting in shorter recognition distance
  • Fixed an issue where the property physicalTargetHeight was not set when using cloud recognition.
  • Fixed an issue where augmentations were lagging one frame behind when using ARKit as instant tracking engine.

Wikitude SDK 8.4

Release Date: 2019-04-09


  • Significant improvements to plane detection quality and speed. Plane Detection is leaving experimental status.
  • Introduced a new API to check if the current device supports all hardware requirements to run the AR experience.


  • Initial recognition for Object Targets is more accurate and stable
  • Improved recognition for image targets in difficult backgrounds


  • Fixed an issue when accessing the camera on iOS 9 devices


Known Issues

  • Swift example project not supported by Xcode 10.2. For now, it can only be built with Xcode 10.1 or an older version

Wikitude SDK 8.3.2

Release Date: 2019-03-11

Wikitude SDK 8.3.0

Release Date: 2019-02-26


  • Release of Native API for UWP platform
  • Support for Vuzix M300 for JavaScript API
  • General upgrade of computer vision engine increasing reliability and speed for Image, Object and Instant Trackers


  • Improves OpenGL ES camera lifecycle stability


  • Fixes camera rendering on newer iPad devices when using SMART
  • Fixes issue where the camera focus mode was reset after the SDK resumed
  • Fixes potential crash caused by ongoing network connections while destroying the SDK
  • Fixes rare crash when extended object tracking is frequently stopped and restarted

Wikitude SDK 8.2.0

Release Date: 2018-11-10


  • Beta Release of Native API for UWP platform


  • Fixes occasional crash that occurred when using an input plugin
  • Fixes issue where setting the camera frame rendering destination to a texture did not work
  • Fixes an occasional crash for certain image targets when energy efficient tracking was enabled
  • Changes ARKit implementation to try to re-localize for devices running iOS 11.3+

Wikitude SDK 8.1.0

Release Date: 2018-09-11


  • Plane Detection feature to recognize planar surfaces
  • Support and compatibility for iOS 12
  • Support and compatibility for Android 9.0
  • API to explicitly set efficiency mode for trackers for fast processing
  • Mandatory Group ID parameter for cloud recognition


  • Increased stability when tracking objects and scenes
  • Increased recognition accuracy for multiple objects in object target collection
  • Increased stability for Instant Tracking for rotational movements
  • General improvements to Instant Tracking for more accurate tracking and representation


  • Fixes issue where recognising an image was not possible when the device was close to the image
  • Fixes issue where switching from front camera to back camera wouldn't work on some devices

Wikitude SDK 8.0.0

Release Date: 05.07.2018


  • Ability to save Instant Tracking session as Instant Targets
  • Ability to load Instant Targets
  • Major update to the engine powering Object Tracker resulting in better recognition accuracy and better tracking stability
  • Introduction of new wto format version
  • New method to generate Object Targets using images instead of videos
  • New camera APIs to control exposure setting and focus area

Wikitude SDK 7.2.1

Release Date: 21.02.2018


  • Fixes a bug where trial license did not allow to use Instant Tracking
  • Fixes a potential deadlock for cloud recognition that occurred in rare cases
  • Fixes undefined behaviour convertScreenCoordinate:toPointCloudCoordinateOnQueue:completion: when called the first time

Wikitude SDK 7.2.0

Release Date: 05.02.2018


  • SMART - Wikitude's integration of ARKit and ARCore

Wikitude SDK 7.1.0

Release Date: 19.09.2017


  • Added support for iOS 11
  • New APIs to get the point cloud for InstantTracking


  • Improved OpenGL ES resource handling
  • Updates memory handling in the example application


  • Fixes an object tracker issue where the onTargetsLoaded callback was called before all object targets were extracted
  • Fixes an issue where Plugin::pause was not called in case it was unregistered from the SDK
  • Fixes an issue where the SDK could crash in case a new tracker was created while another one was already tracking
  • Fixes an issue where loading .wto files could have happened on the main thread
  • Fixes an issue where the SDK could have crashed in case a target collection resource was released
  • Fixes an issue where the SDK could have crashed in case a cloud recognition service was released
  • Fixes an issue where -objectTracker:didLoseObject: was not called for object tracker in case they were destroyed at runtime
  • Fixes an issue where the SDK could crash when accessing the OpenGL ES color renderbuffer

Wikitude SDK 7.0.0

Release Date: 13.07.2017


  • Object Recognition and Tracking
  • Support for multiple Image Targets
  • New hit-testing API for SLAM engine
  • Option for Extended Range for Image Recognition
  • Option for InstantTracker to choose initial plane orientation
  • Support for Metal Graphics API
  • Support for Bitcode


  • Updated SLAM engine improves performance and accuracy for InstantTracker and Extended Tracking
  • Detailed sample written in Swift
  • SDK can run now in Xcode simulator
  • CMMotionManager sharing between the Wikitude iOS SDK and other users
  • Plugins access to currently tracked target
  • Plugins provide more details about image, object and instant targets


  • Issue where TargetRectangleInFrame returned the wrong position and size with HD frames

Wikitude SDK Native API 2.1.0

Release Date: 28.03.2017


  • Support for OpenGL ES 3.0
  • New supported FrameColorSpace YV12 for input plugins
  • New plugin registration error callback that contains more information why an input plugin could not be registered
  • New Frame methods hasStrides() and getFrameStrides() to get stride information of frames provided by plugins


  • Trial licenses now support instant tracking

Wikitude SDK Native API 2.0.1

Release Date: 15.02.2017


  • Fixed a memory issue when instant tracking is used in combination with HD frame rendering (not recommended)

Wikitude SDK Native API 2.0.0

Release Date: 25.01.2017


  • The new instant tracking feature allows users to place augmentations without any markers in any surrounding. Instant tracking uses Wikitudes own SLAM-based 3D engine.
  • Added advanced camera settings like HD and 60 fps camera rendering and a manual focus control
  • Unified computer vision related class names


  • Updated target collection format (.wtc) which improves the robustness and performance of 2D image recognition.
  • Extended tracking improved significant using the new SLAM technology
  • Behaviour of removing plugins at runtime - lifecycle callbacks are now called properly
  • Plugins now receive a call to surfaceChanged in case the device was rotated while the application was not active.

Wikitude SDK Native API 1.4.1

Release Date: 24.11.2016


  • Fixes an issue where cloud recognition did not work when using input plugins
  • Fixes a rare crash in the iOS Native SDK when 3D tracking is used
  • Fixes an issue where the Wikitude SDK camera stopped rendering in case an external AVCaptureSession instance was stopped

Wikitude SDK Native API 1.4.0

Release Date: 13.09.2016


  • Support for iOS 10
  • New InputFrameRenderSettings options for Plugins API


  • Fixes issues with NAT64 networks
  • Fixes a rare crash in the 3D Tracking engine


  • Improved and aligned behaviour of cache handling
  • Improved and aligned behaviour of network handling for cloud recognition

Wikitude SDK Native API 1.3.0

Release Date: 08.07.2016


  • InputPlugins allow developer to use the Wikitude SDK with an external camera feed


  • Fixes an issue where destroying the SDK while a large .wtc file is loading, crashed the SDK
  • Fixes several issues that might lead to a crash if the SDK is paused/resumed
  • Fixes several issues that might lead to a crash if the SDK is destroyed and immediately afterwards created again
  • Fixes an issue where green camera frames could be rendered under certain circumstances
  • Fixes several issues where destroying the SDK might not release all of its allocated memory

Wikitude SDK Native API 1.2.1

Release Date: 22.03.2016 (internal release only)


  • Unifies camera related API between Android and iOS

Wikitude SDK Native API 1.2.0

Release Date: 01.12.2015


  • Support multiple regional co-located cloud recognition services
  • Improvements in visualization of 3D Tracking Beta

Wikitude SDK Native API 1.1.0

Release Date: 15.10.2015


  • 3D Tracking Beta for small-sized objects
  • Map recorder in sample App
  • Updated Client Tracking sample with new 3D Tracking sample

Wikitude SDK Native API 1.0.0

Release Date: 28.08.2015

Wikitude SDK Native API 1.0.0 beta

Release Date: 30.07.2015


  • Initial Public Release of iOS Native API