Augmented Reality App Development

Augmented reality is changing the way people engage with the world. Toptal’s AR developers deliver results across platforms and hardware.

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Marker-based Development
Marker-based augmented reality mobile applications utilize image recognition to detect patterns or images (markers). Toptal developers have expertise in SDKs supporting cloud recognition, equipping them to interface with a large number of markers,
Location-based Development
Location-based AR apps use GPS, accelerometers, and digital compasses to establish location and create augmented reality objects. These apps are becoming more and more easily implemented by smartphones.
Apple ARKit
ARKit is Apple’s AR SDK and works with iOS 11. Likely to become the leading choice for Apple products, ARKit supports Visual Inertial Odometry, Plane detection, Lighting estimation, and can be used in combination with the Unity and Unreal engines.
Smart Glasses
Although smartphones are the most common hardware for AR, smart glasses are rapidly growing in popularity and have a key advantage: they support hands-free AR experiences.
Android AR Development
Specifically focused on developing AR applications for Android, DroidAR supports both location- and marker-based apps. DroidAR is freely available and supported on GitHub.
One of the oldest and best-established AR SDKs, Vuforia offers an impressive set of functions for developers including 2D/3D object recognition, text recognition, video playback, and virtual buttons.
Kudan is a popular AR SDK that supports Android and iOS. It supports a low memory footprint through the use of its high-performance KudanCV engine.
The Wikitude SDK is only commercially available but boasts an impressive set of features: instant tracking environments, geolocation support, cloud recognition, and an extended tracking function.
Unity Support
Not just an advanced game engine, Unity can power augmented reality apps too. Senior Unity developers from Toptal can generate cutting-edge graphics for your applications.
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