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Release Notes Wikitude SDK

Wikitude SDK 8.7

Release Date: 2019-08-13

Improved

  • 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

Improved

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

Wikitude SDK 8.5

Release Date: 2019-05-23

New

  • 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

Improved

  • Image Recognition engine detects images from a larger distance
  • Image Recognition engine detects duplicate targets more reliably

Fixed

  • 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

Improved

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

Fixed

  • 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

Removed

Wikitude SDK 8.3.2

Release Date: 2019-03-11

Fixed

  • 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

New

  • 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

Fixed

  • 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

New

  • Beta Release of Native API for UWP platform

Improved

  • 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

Fixed

  • 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

New

  • 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

Improved

  • 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

Fixed

  • 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

New

  • 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

Fixed

  • 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

New

  • SMART - Wikitude's integration of ARKit and ARCore

Improved

  • The Wikitude SDK is now available as NuGet package

Fixed

  • 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

  • Improved OpenGL ES resource handling

Fixed

  • 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

New

  • 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

Improved

  • 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

Fixed

  • 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

New

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

Fixed

  • Fixes broken image links in the documentation

Xamarin Component Wikitude SDK 6.0.1-2.2.0

Release Date: 15.02.2017

New

  • 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

New

  • 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

New

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

Fixed

  • Adds the required camera usage description for iOS 10

Xamarin Component Wikitude SDK 5.3.0-2.1.1

Release Date: 13.09.2016

New

  • 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

New

  • 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

New

  • 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

New

  • 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

New

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