Native and JS API comparison - Wikitude

SDK API comparison

Full overview on the features and API options for the Wikitude SDK.

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Wikitude SDK API comparison

JavaScript API

Wikitude’s JavaScript API let developers create augmented reality content defined in HTML and JavaScript. The entire experience is controlled and defined in JavaScript. It is targeted at developers and apps that enjoy the benefit of simple cross-platform development and using a modern JavaScript API. It incorporates a fully functional rendering engine with broad support for augmented reality content (3D models, videos, images,…). Both APIs (JavaScript and Native) expose a Plugins API which can be used to extend the functionality of the SDK. For a complete comparison see the table below.

Native API

The Native API of Wikitude’s augmented reality SDK is targeted to developers who want to stay in the native world of their app. Either stick to ObjC for iOS apps or Java for Android apps that incorporate the Wikitude SDK. The Native API wraps the main functionalities of the Wikitude and enables the full computer vision power in your app. To keep it lean, the Native API does not integrate a separate rendering engine, but offers you the full flexibility in terms of rendering augmented reality content. Both APIs (JavaScript and Native) expose a Plugins API which can be used to extend the functionality of the SDK. For a complete comparison see the table below.
JavaScript API Native API
Recognition & Tracking
Instant Tracking
Offline 3D Object Recognition
Offline 3D Object Tracking
Offline 2D Image Recognition
Offline 2D Image Tracking
Cloud 2D Image Recognition
Cloud 2D Image Tracking
Extended Tracking
Distance to Physical Target
Location Based Services
Geo-Location Scenes
Geofence Triggers
Radar UI Element
Relative Locations
Distance Based Scaling
Augmentations and Visualization
Full Customization of AR View
Integrated Rendering Engine
Texts *
Images *
Animated Images (Sprites) *
Videos *
Transparent Videos *
HTML Widgets *
Sound *
Static 3D Models *
Animated 3D Models *
Property Animations *
Extended Functionality
Take a Screenshot *
Snap-to-Screen
Multitouch Gesture Support
Front and Back Camera
Camera Zoom
FullHD Camera Rendering
Flashlight Control
Plugins API
Devices
Android
iOS
Smart Glasses
* Functionality can be realised by your own using Android and iOS APIs.

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