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Object Scanning Without An Android Phone?

December 8, 2016 - 8:53am #1

Hello,

I've been looking through the forum and found similar questions to this, but none of them answered effectively, usually with a simple "This is the list of supported devices." response. This might because they were specific questions, like "Can you use the object scanner on iPhone?" or "Can we make a 3D model and change it to a .od file?"

So in light of this, I'd like to ask the question in an open way and, without knowing the requirements or process you have for development, possibly give a solution to allow more of your users to use your object tracking feature, which is surely going to be a huge deal down the line.

Here goes: Is there any way to have the object scanner on anything other than an Android phone?

It is very prohibitive to have to buy another $700 phone so I am able to scan an object on your platform when I already have more than enough tech to complete the job elsewhere.

Perhaps it could be done with a web interface instead? It'd give a larger list of unsupported devices, yes, but it would be minimal dev time for you to port it over to the web (no need to create multiple new apps for multiple devices and Android is basically Java anyway) and then people could use pretty much any camera connected to their computer, including DSLRs, or ones of far superior quality to the Galaxy phone cameras.

Thank you.

Object Scanning Without An Android Phone?

January 24, 2019 - 8:44am #4

Hello,

I've read your comment and I'm trying to use the Genymotion emulator with the Vuforia Scanner Object.

I managed to scan the object, but i can't find a way to pass the data from the emulator app to the computer.

How did you do?

 

Object Scanning Without An Android Phone?

February 26, 2017 - 12:12am #3

I found this old thread and have a creative way to get around this (except buying a used Android phone and then resell it once done). You could install Android emulator or use Genymotion emulator then go to Google Plays to download the Vuforia Object Scanner app to use your PC camera to scan. It'd work just fine. Or you can download the APK file using Chrome add-on and then install in the emulator. 

 

 

Object Scanning Without An Android Phone?

December 12, 2016 - 2:36pm #2

Hello,

Please note that running the object scanner app on a Galaxy S6 or S7 is only a recommendation from Vuforia - there is nothing that restricts the app from running on an S5 or similar device.

Unfortunately, we do not offer a version of the scanner app for iOS. Additionally, as Vuforia needs to run the tracking algorithm in order to create the .od file (proprietary format), it must be run on a compatible platform (e.g. Android).

Thanks

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