By Juegostudio | Augmented Reality | April 7th, 2020

Best Tools to create Augmented Reality Mobile Apps

The industrial broadening in a market-driven world applies equally to the digital world. While the virtual purchases and consumerism are heightening at an unbeatable pace, Augmented reality due to its immersion features is growing in strength and favor. The familiarity with which AR is perceived and applied to a varied chain of industries is allowing many publishers to build AR applications to establish a credible and developed mobile app. AR’s primitive perception of being simply confined within entertainment and technology is slowly vanishing and are now being applied to the construction of convenient and usable mobile apps. Advertisement companies, online stores and information companies are using AR to deliver their services in the most advanced and impressive manner possible. Its level of engagement, proximity and interactivity is allowing people to rate it towards the positive portion of the scale, owing to its expanding capabilities to motivate people and make a purchase. 

7 Best Augmented Reality Tools to Create Mobile Apps:

Augmented/virtual reality market is expected to reach $108 billion by 2021, with the share of AR likely to reach $83 billion. Here are some best Augmented Reality tools to create mesmerizing AR Apps.

  • AR Toolkit

This AR tool is free of cost and yet does not deter in quality. Top paid apps’ advanced features such as operation in both dual and single camera modes, works effortlessly with digital compass and GPS enabled systems, so Augmented Reality app development that work on location services can be built using the tool without spending a penny! The app holistically supports, Android, iOs, Linux and windows.

  • Vuforia

Has been voted as one of the top AR based apps which utilizes every feature of augmented reality. The features equipped with the app enables creators to design AR based applications, effortlessly without compensating its functionality and efficiency. The tool detects and validates images, texts and boxes and works well on both Android and iOS.

  • Google ARcore

This AR tool recognition hails well in proximity with its digital master, Google. The tool not only functions in harmony with utility and java but also consists of features that follow and track monitor, establishes a refined, rich and detailed understanding of the app environment, estimation of light. The tool functions well with all Android devices above version 7.0, pinning the necessity for advanced features that support its organization and implementation of data.

  • Apple ARKit

Tools that develop AR based apps have been competing with one another across the timeline that signifies improving Augmented Reality usage. Apple’s ARKit has been one of the top standards in the competition since it includes face tracking, illumination tracking and VIO (Visual Inertial Odometry). It’s potential to create powerful and fascinating iOS apps are surprising and the quality continues to make it an achiever in the AR kit circle.


The app is known for its dual function, the first being the exceptional tracking of images that are 2 dimensional through its 2D SDK and the second being the recognition and monitoring of a realistic environment with the help of the 3D SDK. The features are fronted with the tool’s ability to scan and track QR codes and barcodes. Unlike the two above tools, users can apply the features to both android, iOS and macOS, hence widening its potential to all operating systems.

  • Wikitude

The tool’s relatively recent arrival awed receivers with unbeatable functionality and equipped with a multitude of features which bands services based on the geographical location and realistic 3D detection. Though a hefty price is required to utilize its advanced features like smart glass integration, it is worth the expense since, AR apps have been sustainably driven with the app’s support and progress.

  • Kundan

This AR tool is known for its similarity of outlook and AR building features as Vuforia and is competing on an equal level. The tool contains quality graphics that maps reality with accuracy, tracking based on location and markers and a performance that suits different camera sensors enabling its usage irrespective of camera mode.

Tools ideally used to build AR apps must be initially tested for two main factors – one being its ability to generate mobile friendly apps and two is its compatibility with AR based graphics and environment monitoring. Many users assess based on its application to systems that are singular and dual and its compatibility with cameras of different sensors.

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