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Getting started with the Android native SDK

June 29, 2017 - 3:06am #1

Hi All,

I am new to android development as well as AR / Vuforia, so I hope you can forgive me my ignorance...

I am trying to learn how to write an android app using AR and would like to use vuforia for this. However following the how 2's and getting started guides I feel I am missing some information. At various points in these guides (e.g. How To Use Object Recognition in an Android App) I came across the following:

Before you proceed, please make sure to read Getting Started with the Android Native SDK.

If I copy the shortcut address I get "https://library.vuforia.com/articles/Training/Getting-Started-with-the-Android-Native-SDK" but if I follow the link I only get "access denied" 

Now my question: Is this a bug or who has access to this information, why is it shielded? What information is in the article, does it contain info I need before being able to follow the other examples?

Thank you in advance for any help you might be able to give!


PS to be specific on where I get stuck is in "How To Use Object Recognition in an Android App" step 3 "To configure the Object Target Renderer and handle events arising from the Object Tracker:" The example doesn't exactly match the SDK example app in Android studio but worse: I don't know what to modify here for the recognition of the object I scanned... While debugging it never finds any trackables; it never enters this for loop:

// did we find any trackables this frame?

        for (int tIdx = 0; tIdx < state.getNumTrackableResults(); tIdx++)

        { ...

Getting started with the Android native SDK

June 30, 2017 - 12:27am #3

Hi Strasza,

Thanks for getting back to me!!

That article I had found and followed. If that's the content of the mentioned link I have seen it. But the name sugested that it might contain more specific information on working with the SDK rather than only getting it installed. But if no such article exists then I will try and figure that stuff out myself.

I am still stuck at the point mentioned yesterday, but I'll start a new topic so as not to mix and confuse topics.

Thanks again,


Getting started with the Android native SDK

June 29, 2017 - 9:16am #2

Hello Skunkworks,

We have recently moved some of our reference pages and it has broken some links. Sorry for the inconvenience. I believe this is the correct link that you are trying to reach: https://library.vuforia.com/articles/Solution/Getting-Started-with-Vuforia-for-Android-Development

Hopefully that helps resolve your problem, but if not feel free to follow up on this thread.


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