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!

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February 25, 2015

The All-New Vuforia™ 4.0

It's here - Vuforia 4.0, with the most advanced recognition and tracking algorithms to date, packed with features and tools to give you the ability to create your best apps yet. We're launching the SDK on our newly redesigned developer portal, where you will discover easy-to-find resources and a streamlined workflow to jumpstart your development.

What's new:

Object Recognition

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.

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