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10 of the Best Augmented Reality Software Development Kits

From product-specific offerings from companies like Apple and Microsoft to open source options, we take a look at 10 of the best augmented reality software development kits for developers.

According to market research reports augmented reality (AR) is expected to hit an inflection point in the next year. From games to enterprise and retail, demand for quality AR experiences on smartphones and other devices is growing. The enterprise space represents a particularly interesting market, wherein products like the new Google Glass Enterprise and Microsoft Hololens are aimed at transforming all levels of the product design lifecycle from ideation all the way to factory production.

Developers looking to get into AR have a large variety of software development kits (SDKs) to choose from. Some are device specific, others are targeted at specific applications, and still others are even completely open source.

We present a breakdown of 10 of the most popular AR SDKs for developers to look at. If you're looking into getting into AR, particularly for enterprise applications, these are some of your best options.

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Have you got into AR development? Do you have a preferred SDK? Let us know in the comments! 

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Chris Wiltz is the Managing Editor of Design News.

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