The most frequent inquiries we get these days is about the cost of developing Augmented Reality apps. In fact, this is one of those questions that is very much in news in Software Industry. Clients are getting more and more tech-savvy, understanding the importance of AR apps for their business and coming up with ideas for leveraging their business with this outstanding technology. But they have not the slightest idea about the costs and processes involved. If you are one of them, this blog is for you.
Let us have a look at all the stages involved in making an AR app step by step.
Although there are free SDKs, paid ones come with advanced capabilities like enhanced functionalities, and less coding for complex applications that require GPS, camera, Sensor, Gyroscope, Bluetooth, etc.The cost of their usage is included in the final price of Augmented reality app. Wikitude, Vuforia, ARmedia, ARtoolkit, Metaio, and D’Fusion are some of the most popular SDKs that aid in the development process.
Metaio SDK is available in two versions- paid and free, but advanced functionality is only obtained in paid version so developers need to part some money in buying one. Vuforia is the most popular SDK and comes with useful functions like recognizing objects with built-in markers and 2-D and 3-D element overlays besides other advanced functions.
Talking about ARmedia, it has been used in making Pokemon Go. This says it all. Its functionality sways from real-time object recognition to GPS oriented software and it is widely used for making commercial applications.
The true depth camera in iPhone X is made using ARkit, which totally explains the advanced nature of the SDK that ARkit is. But it is quite difficult for novice learners.
The next step is engineering the application and documenting work which includes deets of work of development team, design team and testing team.
In the next step, the project manager discusses the details with the client and makes him understand the development process in a detailed manner. Even the most insignificant details are taken into account. Because when it comes to clients, there’s nothing that should be hidden. Based on SDK chosen, APIs to be integrated, development cost and any additional functionalities, the final cost is decided. It is only after the client approves then the actual process of Augmented reality app development commences.
This is the most time-consuming part of the entire process. It involves coding, and a variety of different things like Gyroscope data processing, SLAM functionality, marking, and GPS data processing, which is inherent in AR development process. In order to improve user experience, some clients might require additional features in-app which further consumes additional hours.
No project is completely ready to be released before it has been fully tested by the in-house team as well as by beta-testers. This consumes a considerable amount of team since, in event of bugs and broken sections, the project is re-sent to the development team for necessary fixations.
We at inheritx, provide free post-deployment services like hosting across play stores and maintenance and technical support. We value our clients and understand that technical glitches, if any, are entirely our responsibility since the project has been developed by us.
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