Lightship Augmented Reality Developer Kit (ARDK) gives developers the tools they need to create immersive, multiplayer experiences and bring them to life in the real world.
ARDK is designed for both Android and iOS mobile platforms – and integrates directly within Unity.
Visual Positioning System
Set the realistic scene
ARDK’s meshing feature quickly builds a machine-readable representation of the physical world. Build experiences that incorporate the environment by accounting for realistic depth, occlusion, physics, placement, and more. Throw a ball, and watch it collide with real world objects or bounce as it hits the floor. Real-time mapping includes:
Share and interact in entirely new ways
Unlock a world of powerful, social use cases for your app. From gaming to treasure hunts, Shared AR in ARDK lets you shift your AR experiences from single user play to multi-user, social sessions. It’s possible with tools like:
Know your surroundings
With Semantic Segmentation, any developer can instantly identify and mask different elements in the world around them to inform how virtual content reacts or is placed in the space. Categories include:
Build real-world AR experiences with Lightship VPS
Lightship Visual Positioning System (VPS), gives developers the power to localize users and persist AR content with centimeter-level accuracy. Lightship VPS is now available in public beta within the Lightship ARDK.
See Lightship ARDK in action with AR Voyage
For a hands-on look at the immersive real-world AR experience you can create with features available in the Lightship ARDK, download our app, AR Voyage: A Lightship Experience.
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