February 19, 2020 | Augmented Reality | 1 Comment
SDK (Software Development Kit) is used by developers which are used to create applications for specific platforms. It is a set of software programs and tools that will include a wide range of things. It includes documentation, guides, processes, libraries, and code samples that can be used by developers to integrate it into their own app. SDKs are specially designed for specific programming languages or platforms. You would need the iOS SDK toolkit to build an iOS app, Android SDK to build an Android app, Nordic SDK for building wireless or Bluetooth products, and VMware for integrating with the VMware platform. ARCore is Google’s platform to build AR experiences. Here are the features of some of the good SDKs:
- Simple and easy to use by developers
- Adds value to other apps by providing functionality
- Detailed documentation of how the code will work
ARCore SDK :
ARCore can be considered as a platform of Google that can be used to build augmented reality experiences. It will help to extend or develop existing Android applications with fantastic AR experiences. ARCore is designed in such a way to run on various types of Android phones. It integrates virtual content with the real environment by using three key technologies.
Motion Tracking in ARCore :
It helps the mobile device to understand its position in comparison to the world.
Environmental understanding :
It helps the mobile device to detect the location and size of all types of surfaces, angled, vertical and horizontal.
Light Estimation :
It helps the mobile device to estimate the current lighting conditions of the environment.
Applications published using ARCore :
Here are the applications that are published using this framework that can be used for AR shopping, arts, and gaming.
Just a Line :
Just a Line AR app will allow you to write and draw anything on the surface using the camera. This app is created by Google’s creative lab and compatible with all the mobile devices. This app does not offer many advanced options and is mostly static. You can walk around to see it from different angles.
MoleCatchAR is a knock a mole game that is very simple and exciting. It is a stress relief game which can be good fun. This game showcases the score so that you can try to beat the existing scores. This framework works very smoothly here and also takes a higher surface into account.
Playground AR Stickers :
Playground AR Stickers will place the animated stickers on real-world objects using the camera of your phone. Go to your mobile camera and swipe left of the screen to choose the AR stickers.You can easily opt for the sticker that you want to use for your photo. For better interaction, you can share and even record them.
Measure App :
Measure App is the proprietary app of Google that can measure the real-life things using the phone’s camera. You can know the height of a building or tree, spare living room space or a table using this app.It will help you to take everyday measurements quickly similar to measuring tape.
Paint AR :
Paint AR app looks great with a small color palette and also has the capability to change the thickness of the brush stroke. This app gives you the ability to roam around and draw in all the spaces that are available. It gives you the feeling that you are working on a real object in real space.
PlugXR integration with SDK (ARCore) :
SDK (Software Development Kit) plays a very important role in creating the best Augmented Reality experience. SDKs provide some tools and libraries for developers that will help to develop Augmented Reality applications. It provides Augmented Reality experience built on the Unity3D engine with the help of SDK. Some of the famous AR SDKs for good AR experience are Google’s ARCore, Apple’s ARKit and PTC’s Vuforia. PlugXR Platform supports all these SDKs.
SDK Migration in PlugXR :
PlugXR platform allows you to create Augmented Reality experiences and Apps very easily and quickly. There is no need to install Unity3D, Android Studio and XCODE in the local system as there is no software dependency in PlugXR. It provides the with .ipa and .apk files within the platform that will help to publish your file easily on App Store and Play Store. There is no software dependency as it allows migrating between SDKs at any time.
A combination of ARCore and PlugXR can be considered as a magical wand for everyone that gives you the superpower to make use of AR in the most effective way. PlugXR Creator platform gives you the ability to create a wide range of Augmented Reality experiences with many advanced features. PlugXR is here to simplify your work if you are planning to initiate an augmented reality experience for your brand or business.