Release Notes Wikitude SDK

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

Known Issues

  • Samples headers in left panel can disappear on orientation change.

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.

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


  • 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