Speaking for myself only, I have to say I'm much relieved by the email I just received from "Jay Wright VP, Qualcomm Vuforia" opening up a new pricing plan.
This one is right on the mark for my needs:
- Unlimited device-based recos
- For multiple target types including images, multi-targets, cylinders, user-defined targets, frame markers, and text.
- Cost of $499 per app
This prices it more competitively against Metaio's $5k price tag if you plan to build less than 10 Vuforia applications. (Metaio is unlimited apps) But more importantly, it enables applications to have rich experiences that require more than one or two time target tracking. As AR evolves, so does the complexity of the development community's applications. This plan allows for experimentation, growth, and fresh, complex AR experiences that excite us all.
Just wanted to say thanks for listening to our concerns. This is much more realistic.
(So, maybe next time the team launches something as important as a price point introduction, have someone ready to man the forums?)