Release Notes Wikitude SDK Professional Edition

Wikitude SDK 9.4.0

Release Date: 2020-10-21


  • Universal access from file URLs now enabled by default in the iOS ArchitectView.
  • Object Trackers initialize with fewer wrong poses
  • Added support for Cordova 10.0.0

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
  • 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

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

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


  • WebKit is now enabled by default, replaced all internal use of UIWebView with WKWebView.


  • Removed internal use of the deprecated UIWebView.
  • Removed all UIWebView related properties from the WTArchitectView API.
  • Removed shouldUseWebKit from the WTArchitectView API, since we only use WebKit now.

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


  • 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 in case image, object or instant tracking were used with no valid license key set.
  • Fixed an issue that caused model animations to sometimes not be restarted properly when calling start.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some videos to be rendered incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue where the application could crash when setting distance, rotation or translation change thresholds at runtime.
  • Fixed an issue where the AR.ObjectTracker.onError callback was called with an invalid argument, resulting in a JavaScript error.
  • Fixed an issue where AR.ImageTracker callbacks might have been called although they were not set, resulting in a JavaScript error.

Wikitude SDK 8.4

Release Date: 2019-04-09


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


  • Fixed an issue that prevented extended object tracking from working
  • Fixed an issue where 3D models were flickering when using Snap To Screen
  • Fixed an issue that caused landscape image targets to have incorrect augmentation scaling
  • Fixed an issue that caused errors in the JavaScript layer when using cloud recognition in combination with the onImageLost event of the AR.ImageTrackable
  • Fixed an issue that caused camera to stop after pause/resume using Plugins API


Wikitude SDK 8.3.2

Release Date: 2019-03-11


  • Fixes an instant tracking issue where augmentations did not render correctly after the device orientation changed

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


  • Fixes potential crash caused by ongoing network connections while destroying the SDK
  • Fixes an issue that caused instant tracking plane clicks to be registered incorrectly while not tracking
  • Fixes an issue that caused onRotationChanged callbacks to not obey the threshold correctly (missing invocations for values close to 180°)
  • 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


  • Adds new parameters to ImageTrackable and ObjectTrackable onDrag{Began,Changed,Ended} callbacks that are hit tested against the tracking plane so that gestures can be implemented according to orientation of target


  • Fixes issue that caused model animations to not be resumed correctly upon losing and re-recognizing a target
  • Fixes an issue in the custom camera sample that caused a black frame to be rendered when certain 3D model were in the scene
  • Fixes an occasional crash for certain image targets when energy efficient tracking was enabled

Wikitude SDK 8.1.0

Release Date: 2018-09-11


  • 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 instability(flickering augmentations) of continuous cloud recognition
  • Fixes ADE issues with Object Tracking and Occluders

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 a deadlock related to AR.HtmlDrawables

Wikitude SDK 7.2.0

Release Date: 05.02.2018


  • SMART - Wikitude's integration of ARKit and ARCore


  • Added support for Cordova Android 7.x


  • Fixes an issue that occurred when AR.Model objects were assigned as instant tracking initialization drawables

Wikitude SDK 7.1.0

Release Date: 19.09.2017


  • Improved OpenGL ES resource handling


  • 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 cloud recognition could crash after a new target was detected
  • Fixes an issue where the SDK could crash in case the camera was disabled at runtime and a tracker was tracking
  • Fixes an issue in the Wikitude 3D Encoder where a crash could happen in case a 3D Model had all model animation keyframe timestamps below 1
  • Fixes an issue where certain AR.Model animations are not rendered correctly
  • Fixes an issue where instant tracking initialisation drawables would not be rendered
  • Fixes an issue with AR.Model where pausing quickly after creation would break the rendering completely
  • Fixes an issue with AR.Model on some devices (i.e. Samsung Tab 4) where the rendering could be broken completely or initial scaling could be incorrect
  • Fixes an issue with AR.context.destroyAll where some objects might not have been destroyed

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
  • New AR.Occluder that acts as occlusion model
  • New option to forward logs from AR.logger to AndroidStudio or Xcode


  • 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
  • Improved calibration accuracy


  • Return appropriate return values in the gesture event callbacks
  • Issue where setting AR.Drawable.rotate was not resulting in a correct rotation

Wikitude SDK JavaScript API 6.1.0-3.4.2

Release Date: 28.03.2017


  • Includes Wikitude SDK 6.1.0: detailed changelog for Android and iOS
  • New parameter in the Wikitude Cordova example app creation script to choose between the cordova or phonegap command set


  • Fixes an iOS plugin lifecycle issue that prevented the SDK to resume when the hide() function was used

Wikitude SDK JavaScript API 6.0.1-3.4.1

Release Date: 15.02.2017


  • Includes Wikitude SDK 6.0.1: detailed changelog for Android and iOS


  • Fixed warnings generated by the Wikitude Cordova iOS plugin

Wikitude SDK JavaScript API 6.0.0-3.4.0

Release Date: 25.01.2017


  • Includes Wikitude SDK 6.0.0: detailed changelog for Android and iOS

Cordova Plugin 5.3.1-3.3.1

Release Date: 24.11.2016


  • Includes Wikitude SDK 5.3.1: detailed changelog for Android and iOS


  • Fixes an issue for Android where the keyboard was not showing up again after entering and returning from an ARView

Cordova Plugin 5.3.0-3.3.1

Release Date: 13.09.2016


  • Includes Wikitude SDK 5.3.0: detailed changelog for Android and iOS


  • Missing Android permission check in demo sample app

Cordova Plugin 5.2.0-3.3.1

Release Date: 22.07.2016


  • Corrected version number in plugin.xml file
  • Updated way how to handle files for Cordova Dev app

Cordova Plugin 5.2.0-3.3.0

Release Date: 08.07.2016


  • You can now use the cordova.file API when loading Architect Worlds
  • Android only: New backButtonCallback that is called when the Wikitude Plugin is closed because of a press on the back button
  • Includes Wikitude SDK 5.2.0: detailed changelog for Android and iOS

Cordova Plugin 5.1.4-3.2.1

Release Date: 15.03.2016

  • Includes Wikitude SDK 5.1.4: detailed changelog for Android and iOS

Cordova Plugin 5.1.3-3.2.1

Release Date: 08.03.2016

  • Includes Wikitude SDK 5.1.3: detailed changelog for Android and iOS

Cordova Plugin 5.1.1-3.2.0

Release Date: 15.01.2016


  • Missing textures on certain 3D models


  • Wikitude Sample App now implements Android Runtime Permissions (applies to Android 6.0 - API level 23)

Wikitude SDK 5.1.0


  • Support for Android switched camera on Nexus 5X
  • Support multiple regional co-located cloud recognition services
  • 3D model import: account for pivot node transformations


  • 3D model import:
  • Animation grouping
  • Account for animation stack (numbering of animations if more than one animation tracks are on the FBX animation stack)
  • Accept the first texture of a multi-textured 3d model
  • Accept 3d models with more than one mesh skins per node

Cordova Plugin 5.0.0-3.1.0

Release Date: 06.05.15


  • This release includes the Wikitude SDK 5.0.0.

Cordova Plugin 4.1.0-3.1.0

Release Date: 06.05.15


  • Compatibility for Cordova 5.0.0 and especially Android 4.0.0
  • Updates Setup Guide to reflect new StartupConfiguration

Cordova Plugin 4.1.0-3.0.1

Release Date: 01.04.15


  • Fixes a potential problem when camera access is denied and no error handler is set in the JS host application.
  • Fixes a problem with device supported check where 2dtracking - only experiences still would require compass to be supported

Cordova Plugin 4.1.0-3.0.0

Release Date: 09.03.15


PhoneGap Plugin 4.0.0-2.1.0

Release Date: 29.07.14


  • Integrates Wikitude SDK 4.0.0 for Android and iOS (see detailed release notes for Android and iOS)
  • Compatible with PhoneGap 3.5

PhoneGap Plugin 3.3.1-2.0.1

Release Date 24.04.2014


  • Wikitude SDK 3.3.1 for Android and iOS
  • IRandGeo mode available instead of Both in plugin

PhoneGap Plugin 3.3.0-2.0.0

Release Date 01.04.2014


  • Wikitude SDK 3.3.0 for Android and iOS
  • Support for PhoneGap 3.4.0


  • Back-button behavior for Android 4.4
  • Focus issue on Android


  • Extended set-up guide