Vuforia Engine is a perfect fit for basic AR solutions
January 21, 2022

Vuforia Engine is a perfect fit for basic AR solutions

Eduardo Arroyo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Vuforia Engine

I used it for some AR promos for a client, they wanted a presentation to show off their company (which is a multimedia company), and so I decided to create an interactive app with AR using Unity and Vuforia Engine. The app was simple but impressive: when opening the camera and using a target (their business card), a character appeared on top of that doing some animations leading to a bigger animation showing their company name.
  • AR SDK integration with Unity engine
  • AR performance in mobile
  • Great documentation and examples
  • Performance when using unity (the device heats up).
  • Image marker works fine but surface detection tends to fail still.
  • Even though there's a free plan, there are many alternatives now where they cost less or they're even free.
  • The tracking images (target), is the most used feature for presenting AR.
  • The integration with Unity
  • I've used the free version only, the client is responsible for paying the premium version if needed; so the ROI has been for the actual development.

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Definetely when needing an image target based AR experience, I'd go with Vuforia Engine, the implementation is pretty straightforward (at least when using UNITY SDK), it is well documented and there are plenty of examples to start with. I wouldn't recommend it yet for tracking objects or environments if it is for commercial purposes, because it tends to fail from time to time from my experience.