Release Notes Wikitude SDK Professional Edition

Wikitude SDK 9.12.0

Release Date: 2022-07-06


  • Compatibility with iOS 15

  • 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


  • handling of mailto links used in openInBrowser(url, true) is now opening correct Intent
  • Fix for a rare crash in Instant Tracking functionality when using multiple trackers


  • Support for modified PNG files with a CgBI signature. Please check the migration guide for details on how to update your projects

Wikitude SDK 9.9

Release Date: 2021-07-01


  • Replaced nlohmann json dependency with jsoncpp
  • Added support for XCFrameworks. Please check the updated Setup Guide to see how to use XCFrameworks in your project


  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when using HTMLDrawables


  • 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


  • Support Android scoped storage from SDK 29


  • On some Android devices camera access is improved when Camera2 API is not available

Wikitude SDK 9.5.0

Release Date: 2020-12-01


  • Method to ask if the internal WebView can navigate back


  • 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


  • The samples in the JavaScript API don't contain any jQuery anymore, making it easier to work with them.

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

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


  • Removed deprecated webview methods from the iOS API

Wikitude SDK 9.0.0

Release Date: 2020-03-31


  • Improved image tracking performance and stability


  • Fixed a crash that happened when opening the Object or Instant Tracking samples immediately after the application was launched

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 issue for iOS where the final app bundle might have contained files that prevented the signing step to complete successfully
  • Fixes a crash for Xamarin sample app when clicking Manage URLs
  • 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


  • The Wikitude SDK is now available as NuGet package


  • 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


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

Xamarin Component Wikitude SDK 6.1.0-2.2.1

Release Date: 28.03.2017


  • Includes Wikitude SDK 6.1.0: detailed changelog for Android and iOS


  • Fixes broken image links in the documentation

Xamarin Component Wikitude SDK 6.0.1-2.2.0

Release Date: 15.02.2017


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

Xamarin Component Wikitude SDK 6.0.0-2.2.0

Release Date: 25.01.2017


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

Xamarin Component Wikitude SDK 5.3.1-2.1.1

Release Date: 24.11.2016


  • Includes Wikitude SDK 5.3.1: detailed change log for Android and iOS


  • Adds the required camera usage description for iOS 10

Xamarin Component Wikitude SDK 5.3.0-2.1.1

Release Date: 13.09.2016


  • Includes Wikitude SDK 5.3.0: detailed change log for Android and iOS

Xamarin Component Wikitude SDK 5.2.0-2.1.1

Release Date: 25.07.2016


  • Adds example implementations for the WTArchitectViewDelegate (iOS) and ArchitectUrlListener (Android)
  • Includes Wikitude SDK 5.2.0: detailed changelog for Android and iOS

Xamarin Component Wikitude SDK 5.2.0-2.1.0

Release Date: 08.07.2016


  • Adds some missing Objective C -> C# bindings (iOS only)
  • Includes Wikitude SDK 5.2.0: detailed changelog for Android and iOS

Xamarin Component Wikitude SDK 5.1.4-2.1.0

Release Date: 28.03.2016


  • Integrates Wikitude SDK 5.1.4 for Android and iOS (see detailed release notes for Android and iOS)

Xamarin Component Wikitude SDK 4.0.1-1.0.0

Release Date: 02.09.2014


  • Initial release of the Xamarin bindings for the Wikitude SDK including the Wikitude SDK 4.0.1