Develop with Vuforia

Every app has unique requirements, which is why Vuforia supports multiple tools that give developers the flexibility to pick the right ones for the job.

See a little, see a lot.

Some apps only need to see a few images. Others may need to recognize thousands of images or more while integrating with a content management system. The Vuforia Cloud Recognition Service leverages the power of the cloud to give you flexibility and scale.

Device Databases

Vuforia device databases enable your apps to rapidly recognize targets. Device databases can be included in your app at installation or updated dynamically from a server.

Cloud Databases

Vuforia Cloud Recognition Service allows your Vuforia-enabled application to recognize image targets through a cloud database, giving you the ability to update targets dynamically, integrate with your existing CMS, and manage more than one million image targets for a single app.

Target Management

Vuforia offers both a web app and APIs that allow you to upload and manage targets.

Create Targets

Upload an image to create an image target. Encode data in brand friendly targets with Vumarks. Turn complex objects into targets with the Vuforia Object Scanner.

Manage Targets

Upload, review and manage targets in the Target Manager for use in device or cloud databases.

Store Your Content

Use the Vuforia Cloud Recognition Service to store up to 1MB of content with each cloud-based target. Use a single query for both recognition and content delivery and create more responsive end user experiences.

Development Tools


iOS developers can quickly add the Vuforia Engine to existing iOS projects to build AR experiences leveraging iOS rendering technologies.

Android Studio

Android developers can now easily add Vuforia experiences to existing apps using Java APIs. C++ APIs are no longer required, but are still available for use with the NDK.


If you're using Unity to build a game or high-fidelity 3D experience, a single application can be written to run on both iOS and Android with minimal changes. Vuforia is now compatible with Unity 5.

Windows UWP

Vuforia 6 introduces support for the development of Windows UWP apps for select Intel based Windows 10 devices, including Microsoft Surface and HoloLens.

Need a developer?

We’re happy to recommend one of our trusted and preferred Vuforia developers. We’ll start by matching you up with a developer based on your location and development needs, and then they’ll work with you to ensure your concepts are brought to life when you need them.