June 18, 2015
Submit your App for the 2015 Vuforia Vision Awards
The Vuforia Vision Awards are back and better than ever with more than $20K in prizes for the best apps made with Vuforia. There’s also a new category for apps using Vuforia and Unity – the Unity Developers’ Choice Award – where the winning app will be chosen by votes from the Unity developer community.
We invite all of our developers enter to win! The deadline is July 30.
June 15, 2015
Cloud usage data now available
For developers using Cloud plans, we’re pleased to announce cloud reco usage data for apps built with Vuforia 4.0 or greater is now available. Use this data to measure user engagement and to decide whether you’ve chosen a pricing plan that includes the right amount of monthly cloud recos to fit the needs of your apps.
As a reminder, overages for recos above your plan’s limit will be measured starting August 1, 2015 and overage charges will begin appearing on monthly invoices starting in September. Therefore, be sure to monitor your apps’ cloud usage starting now and pay special attention in August. You have until the end of each month to select another Cloud plan with different usage allowances, and any change is applied retroactively to the beginning of the month.
View monthly reco usage data for your apps in the License Manager.
May 6, 2015
Thanks to all of you, we’ve seen record-breaking adoption of Vuforia 4.0 in a few short weeks. We are continuing to make enhancements to the SDK that we think you’ll like:
Ability to demo apps without a Vuforia watermark
We’ve changed how often the watermark is displayed on our no-cost Starter plan – it now appears only during the first app launch in a particular day. This is to support developers who want to do demos to clients without showing the watermark.
All features included with Classic plan
The Classic plan now includes our latest object recognition feature. This plan now supports the full range of targets including images, multi-targets, cylinders, user-defined targets, frame markers, text, objects – and our award-winning Smart Terrain™ technology.
Increased usage allowance for Cloud plans
For customers on the Bronze, Silver, and Gold usage-based plans, we have significantly increased the monthly reco allowance and have also reduced overage charges.
Use your apps without an Internet connection
We recognize Internet connectivity may not always be available when an end-user wants to use the app, so we’ve made changes to the SDK so your app will work without connectivity.
Share your Device Databases among multiple apps
Many of you have told us you want to share device databases with other apps you’re working on, so we’ve made it possible to use databases across multiple apps.
To get started with these changes, download the latest update.
April 7, 2015
Beyond Mobile: Expanding Vuforia to Digital Eyewear
We’re proud to announce that we’re extending our Beta program for Digital Eyewear to all developers. Many thanks to those of you who have already provided valuable feedback.
For those of you just starting out with Digital Eyewear, here’s what’s new!
New Types of Experiences
With support for Digital Eyewear, you can use Vuforia to develop experiences for VR devices that include both VR and AR elements. We think these "hybrid AR/VR” experiences offer tremendous creative potential. And for those of you focused on the enterprise, you’ll be able to build great AR apps that work hands-free.
Supporting the Latest Devices
The latest Beta will support the Samsung Gear VR, Epson Moverio BT-200, and ODG R-6. We’re also hard at work to extend support to new devices, so stay tuned.
Industry Leading Performance for Eyewear
We’ve done a ton of work on the platform to address specific challenges of Digital Eyewear. For example, you’ll find a new utility that lets you help end users calibrate their device to their specific facial geometry. This will ensure augmentation appears in the correct position. We’ve also taken advantage of Qualcomm Snapdragon processors to minimize motion-to-photon latency.
Most importantly, you can leverage all the existing features you know and love in Vuforia – everything from image targets to Smart Terrain™ technology are available and work just as you’d expect them to. So once you get your hands on a new eyewear device, you can get started right away.
The new SDK is available now – download today!Download BETA SDK
February 25, 2015
The All-New Vuforia™ 4.0
Object Recognition, one of our most requested features, enables apps to recognize and track a wide range of objects. This new capability is ideally suited to bring toys and consumer products to life.
Vuforia Object Scanner
The Vuforia Object Scanner is an Android app that makes it easy to create object targets. As you scan an object, the app provides real-time visual feedback on the target quality, coverage, and tracking performance, allowing you to test and adjust the target even before starting app development.
iOS 64-bit Support
Support for building 64-bit apps on iOS is now available, giving you the ability to create compelling user experiences on compatible iOS devices that are more responsive and richer in graphics.
As our platform has evolved to include advanced new features and tools, we're making the full SDK available to you at no charge during development. And when you're ready to deploy your app, you'll be able to choose from a range of deployment plans to suit your needs.
To learn more about the plans, click here.
Our goal with Vuforia 4.0 is to help you build the most compelling and robust mobile vision experiences to excite and engage users like never before. We believe our latest SDK represents the very best mobile vision solution and we can't wait to see what you create with it.