CraftAR Product Releases
Oct 25, 2016

New Pro SDK Combines Benefits of On-Device Image Recognition and Augmented Reality SDKs

We are happy to announce the latest addition to our comprehensive CraftAR Image Recognition and Augmented Reality toolbox. The new CraftAR Pro SDK (available for Android and iOS) combines our native mobile Augmented Reality SDKs, On-Device Image Recognition SDKs and Cloud Image Recognition SDK capabilities into one single SDK.

Thanks to the Pro SDK, it will become easier for you to create apps with Image Recognition and Augmented Reality that can work with large collections of objects and even without Internet connection.

Sep 7, 2016

The Latest Releases for Our Image Recognition, Augmented Reality, Cordova and Unity SDKs

Fall is typically the season of 'change' and sharpening your skills after the relaxed Summer months. Our Image Recognition and Augmented Reality SDKs just got smarter, too, just in time for developers returning from their holidays.

Read our blog post to learn about some exciting new improvements. Here's to developing even better Image Recognition and AR apps this September!

Jul 7, 2016

Great Alternative to Moodstocks Image Recognition: CraftAR by Catchoom

First of all, we wish the Moodstocks team the best of luck on their new journey as part of Google’s image recognition endeavours. At the same time, we would like to offer a helping hand to the Moodstocks clients and developers that now need to look for a new alternative to their Image Recognition solutions.

Read on to learn why Catchoom’s CraftAR Image Recognition SDKs and API are a great substitute for Moodstocks, how they compare, and how to migrate to CraftAR in a few easy steps.

Jun 29, 2016

Quick Guide to Image Recognition: Should You Rather Crop or Mask Reference Images?

Members of our developer community often request us to share useful tips and tricks with them. One of the most exciting questions we regularly encounter are related to image recognition and AR performance.

For example, "How can I improve recognition by eliminating elements that are not there in real life or are changing in nature?" Think plants that may grow or change leaves, people in the background or liquids inside the bottle whose label you want to get recognized.

Jun 17, 2016

CraftAR Unity Augmented Reality SDK Now Enables Offline AR

Our Unity Augmented Reality SDK for Android and iOS has been a massive success among developers. 

Our easy-to-use plugin allows you to create Image Recognition (IR) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications using the CraftAR service together with Unity3D.

We’ve just released a new version that takes your apps’ Augmented Reality capabilities to the next level by adding a feature for on-device AR tracking

From now on, your users can scan items and enjoy Augmented Reality experiences even when they are offline.

Jun 3, 2016

Check Which Images Work Well for Augmented Reality: Now for User-Generated Content, Too

Augmented Reality is a delightful technology, but even the best intentions can go wrong if you don't use the right images for your experiences. This is why Catchoom takes the guesswork out of AR. We provide an extended Image Quality rating for your items, not just in the cloud content management system, but directly on the user's device, too. 

This is very useful in case you want to  
let your users create their own AR experiences, for example, on top of their photos or print images. Now, you will be able to ensure that they will work properly.

May 27, 2016

Our New Markerless 3D Object Recognition for Industrial Applications with Augmented Reality

We're happy to present what our research team has been working on over the last couple of months: our latest R&D efforts in markerless 3D object recognition for industrial applications, applying computer vision and depth-sensing technologies to enterprise environments.  

May 18, 2016

Top 7 Tips to Choose the Best Images for Image Recognition

One of the reasons why we love Image Recognition and AR is that they can be used for so many different experiences on so many target objects, from photos to posters to product labels. (These customer projects perfectly prove that.) 

However, a well-working Image Recognition or AR experience starts with selecting the right targets – in Catchoom's terminology, the right reference images – for your experiences. 

This is why we've collected some tips to help you prepare the right collection of images for our CraftAR Image Recognition solutions. We'll also present you your new best friend, our extended Image Quality Rating.

Apr 21, 2016

New CraftAR Cordova Plugins for Image Recognition & Augmented Reality

Almost one year has passed since we launched our first plugins for easy cross-platform mobile development. That time, we only had a plugin for our Augmented Reality SDK. We're excited to announce that we now offer Cordova plugins for all our SDKs, including Cloud Image Recognition and On-Device Image Recognition  and Augmented Reality, of course. 

Imagine that you only need to develop your Image Recognition and Augmented Reality native app once for both iOS and Android. Now, that's exactly what our CraftAR Cordova plugins are here for – and they are free to use while you develop. 

Apr 4, 2016

New: On-Device Image Recognition SDK with Our Fastest Ever Collection Sync

Our team has been unstoppable these past few weeks. Besides several other releases, we're proud to present the new versions of our CraftAR On-Device Image Recognition SDK for iOS and Android. 

This includes major improvements, such as advanced on-device collection synchronization which makes the process much faster.

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