Release Notes Wikitude SDK Professional Edition

Wikitude SDK 9.12.0

Release Date: 2022-07-06


  • Compatibility with Android 12

  • Upgrade ARCore version to 1.29.0

  • Version upgrade for curl
  • The extended tracking feature is now marked as deprecated

Wikitude SDK 9.10

Release Date: 2021-08-24


  • Update gradle version from 3.6.0 to 4.2
  • Upgrade ARCore version to 1.24
  • 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


  • Ended support for Android 5.1. Android 6.0 is now the new minimum supported version

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


  • Compatibility with Android 11
  • Support for ARCore 1.19.0


  • 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

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

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 Android 5.0. Android 5.1 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


  • Fixed an issue where arm7 devices resolution was not listening to NativeStartupConfiguration.CameraResolution value
  • Fixed an issue where an OpenGL log with EGL_BAD_ACCESS error was shown every frame

Wikitude SDK 9.0.0

Release Date: 2020-03-31


  • Improved image tracking performance and stability
  • ARCore has been upgraded to 1.15
  • Auto-focus can now be enabled when using SMART on Android


  • Fixed a crash on some Android devices that ocurred when the camera started

Wikitude SDK 8.10.0

Release Date: 2019-12-10


  • Changed minimum Android SDK version to 21 (Android 5.0)


  • Fixes issue where the the SDK was crashing when receiving a wrong camera frame when not using camera2. An error will now be reported through camera callbacks.

Wikitude SDK 8.9.1

Release Date: 2019-09-30

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


  • Fixed an issue where the API reference was not showing the internal rendering parts.


  • 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


  • 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 the application could crash when using getCameraPosition from cameraManager.

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


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


  • New StartupConfiguration value minCamera2SupportLevel, Camera2 will be used only on devices with FULL support by default


  • 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 an occasional crash for certain image targets when energy efficient tracking was enabled
  • Fixes a potential crash for when using Cloud Recognition and trying to recognize a new target while still tracking the old target

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
  • Camera2 is now used by default on all devices with Android 5.1 or higher


  • Fixes issue where recognising an image was not possible when the device was close to the image
  • Fixes crash when using SMART and not including ARCore as dependency of the application
  • Fixes crash with extended object tracking on lower end devices
  • Fixes camera rotation on devices with base orientation landscape
  • Fixes occasional deadlock when using camera2 of the Wikitude SDK in combination with an input plugin
  • Fixes camera rendering and tracking when SMART was enabled, platform assisted tracking was available and RenderExtension.update was not called on an GL thread

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
  • ARCore has been updated to version 1.1

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 convertScreenCoordinateToPointCloudCoordinate 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 Android O
  • New APIs to get the point cloud for InstantTracking


  • Improved OpenGL ES resource handling
  • Improves usage of the Android camera2 API
  • SDK can now run in the Android emulator
  • Simplified 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 onTargetsLoaded was called twice for ImageTracker and ObjectTrackers

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


  • Updated SLAM engine improves performance and accuracy for InstantTracker and Extended Tracking
  • 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.x
  • 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
  • RenderExtension separates logic and render updates


  • Fixes an issue where input plugins would try to render YUV NV21 frames using the YV12 color format

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
  • Adds support for Androids Camera 2 API


  • 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 would not work when using input plugins
  • Fixes a crash when destroying a 3D ClientTracker and creating a new one
  • Fixes an issue where proguard for an app was not able to exclude wikitude sdk classes
  • Fixes an issue where image recognition was no longer working on the Nexus7

Wikitude SDK Native API 1.4.0

Release Date: 13.09.2016


  • Support for Android 7.0 Nougat
  • New InputFrameRenderSettings options for Plugins API


  • Fixes an issue where the onTrackerFinishedLoading callback is called to early
  • 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


  • Updates OpenSSL to version 1.01r
  • 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

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 for Android switched camera on Nexus 5X
  • 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 Android Native API