Whether you've got inspired by IKEA innovative furniture app, fascinated by a giant Game of Thrones dragon flying over the stadium, or can't get enough of Snapchat filters (the list continues), you know what is at the heart of it - Augmented Reality. Businesses, brands and marketing agencies have been rushing to promote their products/services with AR in recent years. In most cases they partner with Augmented Reality companies, or AR companies - a general term for software development teams, graphic designers, outsource companies, studios, etc., which offer services in AR development, AR marketing, AR design, AR gaming. To assist you in selecting the right one to implement a project, we've gathered hundreds of top AR companies all over the world, containing summaries of their specialty, notable projects, user reviews, links and contacts.
4Experience is a Polish-based app development agency with headquarter in Bielsko-Biala. The company was founded in 2015, and the team consists of 50 innovative employees with a high level of proficiency in the field of AR/VR technology; they have been able to deliver cutting-edge digital solutions that place brands ahead of their competitors.
They focus mainly on small size businesses in the Real estate, Education and Gaming industries and also pride themselves in their ability to create the ideal custom digital solutions that enhance business growth, and utilizing technology such as Unity 3D technology and Unreal engine.
4Experience provides its clients with such services as:
- Augmented trivia games
- Augmented reality drawing
- Augmented reality development of the tours
- AR architectural presentations and product visualizations
The team created an AR marketing app for the manufacturing company SPETECH by using Vuforia and Unity 3D technology. The app features a VR room and an image triggering system to display the company's product with the possibility of interaction.
"They worked flawlessly according to a tight schedule and provided us with assistance at every stage of development." - Pawe? Pryszcz Head of Marketing at Spetech.
8allocate is a custom software development and staff augmentation provider specialized in FinTech, AI/ML, data science, eCommerce, blockchain, and VR/AR/XR solutions.
We help other businesses jump fast on the cutting-edge technology bandwagon and solve tech talent shortage issues by building extended/distributed software development teams in our Ukraine-based R&D
Amplexor is a top digital solution provider formerly called 'Euroscript.' Established in 1987 in Luxembourg, and since then the company has been transitioning to keep up to date with the latest trends in technology. And over the years, the company has partnered with top technology market leaders and has evolved into owning offices in 22 countries and over 1,850 employees across many continents.
With more than 30 years of experience, Amplexor, among many of their specialty, offers innovative AR development of digital experiences for clients in several industries, including AR/VR technology and system integration and AR Marketing solutions. The company mainly use the power of such AR/VR technology as:
- AR Core
- AR Studio.
Created an all-in-one Augmented Reality Customer Service for leading manufacturing company Die Casting that improve their manufacturing efficiency while saving time and maintenance cost.
"Our partnership with AMPLEXOR and RE'FLEKT was the strongest and most sustainable combination on the market. They were able to deliver the complete picture of our die casting machine with all main components, exploded views and animated maintenance processes just within 5 weeks!" - Product Manager Die Casting
Apptension is a web, mobile app and augmented reality development company with more than 50 employees in 2 offices - in London, United Kingdom and Poznan, Poland. The main idea of the company is to create an innovative AR campaign using vast development experience.
Apptension's augmented reality applications can be used in different industries such as Healthcare, Education, Marketing and Advertising. During 6 years company elaborates AR solutions for the world's leading brands, so the team of professionals can offer relevant technical developments due to customer's requirements. The company provides augmented reality development services for the most popular SDKs:
- ARKit (iOS)
- ArCore (Android)
Welcome to Marven is an augmented reality application based on the film "Welcome to Marven". The application also has its own platform on which users can share their images snapped from their favorite angle or share their look made with a special filter in Facebook which turns users into Cap'n Hogie - one of the film's character.
"This impressive AR app drew upon numerous skillsets, tools and software solutions. From planning and architecting the app, mapping interactivity and reinterpreting the beautiful CGI assets from the movie for seamless real-time use" - Aurelien Simon, Executive Producer of Emerging Technology at The Mill in Los Angeles
BidOn Games Studio is one of the top Ukraine-based augmented reality development company which is located in the Eastern part of Ukraine.
Founded in 2012 and ever since then, the team consisting of experienced Unity/C# developers have demonstrated creative potentials in the field of AR/VR by constructing Next-Generation games for Android and iOS mobile devices by utilizing technologies like ARKit, ARCore, Vuforia 7, and Unity.
They are strongly focused on using their innovative proficiency to produce custom AR/VR games and apps that bring augmented objects from the virtual world to reality.
Comparing to other AR development companies BidOn Games Studio produces apps for:
- 2D/3D art
- AR Game design
- AR/VR app design for marketing, real estate, marketing, sports, tourism, etc.
BLK AR is an AR application that was developed utilizing the Vuforia SDK. The App is marker based, designed to visualize branded products and garments with the ability to explore detailed information using interactive buttons.
"Working with BidOn is amazing, they bring creativity and passion for their craft that always leaves me feeling energized and wanting to push on and build more amazing stuff together! I recommend them highly." Sarah Murray CEO at Cross Hatch Labs Ltd
Cortex is a web, custom software, VR and AR development company that designs unique, cost-effective, and efficient software solution for clients mostly in the Financial, Marketing, and E-commerce industries.
The company started in 2008 with its base in Quebec City and Montreal. With a team of over 100+ IT, professional utilizes advanced technologies like; Unity 3D, ARkit and ARcore to create high-end products that meet their client marketing goals.
Their custom designed AR products have greatly impacted businesses of various types and sizes, and this firmly established them as a leading player across Canada and North America.
Services that the company provides for its clients:
- AR/VR for web and mobile platform
- AR Game development for web and mobile phone using Unity 3D and WEB GL
- AR mobile apps for iOS and Android
Surmesur' AR app that created a bespoke retail experience for the Surmesur personalize clothes creation company. Making use of Google's Tango tablet, made it possible to develop a marker-free AR app to provide an immersive product viewing and interactive solution for its customers.
"Cortex delivered a well-designed product. Their engineers could work independently and make sound decisions. Project management and communication were also exemplary."
Craftar is an AR development company that started about a decade ago as a web development company with a team of passionate, creative and enthusiastic experts. After some time, they created their mobile application and recently started focusing on the integration of augmented reality with mobile apps using technologies like Metaio, Wikitude, Vuforia, Kudan. They use utilize these technologies to create AR solutions like:
- AR entertainment Application
- AR event apps
- AR advertising apps
- AR Gaming apps
They work with small startup entrepreneur to large scale enterprises providing custom augmented reality mobile software applications for Android and IOS devices.
Lion RoAR is an Augmented Reality app created for the Chinese New year that uses SLAM to place the 3D Chinese Lion. Users can put it in their environment and see it do its traditional dance, and share the recorded video on social media.
"They understood the specific project requirements and found unique solutions to help execute our plan."
Established in 2008 Credencys Solutions is a top agile software development company that also specializes in delivering emerging tech services such as VR & AR development and IoT solutions. For the projects, the Credencys team uses such advanced AR technologies as AR Core, AR Kit, Vuforia, AR Studio, etc. The Credencys team consists of over 150 members that aim to deliver such AR development solutions as:
- Facial feature recognition;
- Print marker detection;
- Plane and location tracking;
- Object overlay.
As an AR develoment company it serves over 12 different industries such as industrial robot manufacturing, real estate, networking equipment, construction, automobile, educational toys, food, and others. In its portfolio, there are more than 500 successfully delivered projects and over 200 happy clients worldwide.
Credencys team was built an AR app solution for the pharmaceutical company. The goal of the project was 3D demonstrated app that aims to show the abilities of the product during sales. The app has such features as face tracking, animation to display how the product works and 3D model of the product.
"My experience working with Credencys was very positive. I appreciate the effort that the team was putting on explaining all the steps and information required for moving forward. It was my first experience outsourcing service from outside my country, and for sure I will do it again."
I would recommend Alex and his team at Danavero Inc. I very much appreciated having a project lead who kept the team on track and understood what I wanted and then had it implemented. He has a team of experienced and talented developers who can get things done quickly.
Founded in 1999, the privately held IT firm EON Reality has been in the AR development of cutting-edge digital solution for clients hailing from small to large scale enterprise or education. The Irvine, California based AR development company is comprised of a team of over 500 software professionals and possesses its own AVR platform, a premier suite that consists of:
- Creator AVR,
- Virtual Trainer,
- AR Assist.
They provide AR applications for the Health/Medical, Energy, Education, Manufacturing and other Industries intending to provide an interactive digital experience that enhances Workforce productivity and growth.
Created an interactive, tablet-based application for NHS with AR functionality that allows medical trainees to manipulate the subject matter as they needed to gain the proper insights for subjects such as Breech Births, Chest Emergencies, and Sepsis.
"These applications grasp people's imaginations with the potential for the future. Healthcare is always looking to make the best of developmental work - these apps are used every day, and provide ongoing learning opportunities."
Exyte is a privately owned, small sized software developing company in Novosibirsk, Russia, established in 2014 and comprises of a dedicated team of 40+ employees, most of who are innovative software designers, engineers, and programmers with extensive knowledge in latest AR development technologies.
They concentrate mainly on developing and designing custom AR/VR applications and games, as well as UI/UX design. For augmented reality development they employ technologies like ARKit, Unity 3D, Wikitude in delivering services like:
- AR games for iOS and Android
- Location-based AR apps
- AR for Marketing, Advertising and PR
- AR apps with the function of image recognition
They designed an open-source Tetris game using ARkit technology platform that runs on iPhones or Ipads with an A9 chip or higher. It uses a gesture recognizing feature, and detects horizontal plane and initializes Tetris game engine on this plane.
"Exyte delivered the modules on time for merging them into the flagship AR app. Upon reviewing their code, internal developers praised their quality. Responsiveness, adherence to timelines, as well as their knowledge of the latest tech set them apart from other vendors." Vladimir Zakoulov, Co-Founder at FunCorp.
First Line Software is a premier provider of custom software development, tech enabled services and value-add consulting in big data engineering, digitalization, intellectual integration, industrial Internet and IoT, digital media and marketing, and enterprise content management as well as healthcare IT.
Fishermen Labs is a software development company that was established in the year 2012 as a small agency. The company team consists of developers, product designers and product managers who started their first initial AR project using the Qualcomm Vuforia technology in 2013 and later went on to partner with Snapchat lens studio. Embracing new advancements in technology they soon emerged to become one of the best AR development companies offering AR solutions to top brands in various industries i.e Communication, Entertainment, and Manufacturing industry.
Their creativity and passion for data motivate them in crafting world-class AR/VR solutions and services that make their clients stand-out in the market. Services they offer are:
- VR and AR Development
- App Development
- Mobile and Web development
Nike company approach Fisherman Labs to create an AR experience of Lebron James using a Snapchat tracker marking lens. The Snapchat users can then unlock the lens in-store, focus their device on an art piece of Lebron James and watch the Basketball star come to life doing an iconic dunk of his.
"We're delighted how it turned out. The growth was so organic with over 2 million views in 2 days. I've never seen anything like that track so organically, especially for AR." Eden Chen Brand Strategy Manager
FS Studio is a software, VR & AR development company that is located in Emeryville, California. The company also specializes in IoT, ML, Computer Vision and Connected devices.
Founded in 2011 and since then the company with its team of 20+ professional software engineers with high expertise in the development of AR/VR and IoT software. Their almost-unparalleled level of experience in utilizing advance platforms as ARkit, ARcore & Unity 3d makes them exceptional especially when working with gaming industries.
FS Studio provides such services as:
- AVR Simulation apps
- Firmware and Hardware support
- 3D virtual reality games using Unity 3D
Developed new children learning tablet platform with Android OS based for LeapFrog Enterprise which contains over 150 games by doing a complete rewrite and porting of the entire SDK to android.
"They have been a great partner of ours, and my goal is to maintain that partnership going forward." David Perkinson, VP of Global Content Development, LeapFrog Enterprises
GramercyTech is a leading software development company located in the city of New York, USA that specializes in Virtual reality and Augmented reality development of custom software solution for clients in all industries.
The company has a team of up to 50 employees with competency in advance augmented reality tech and centers their focus on creating new concepts and design that provides mind-dazzling experience for end users. They also specialize in production & digital activations. As an augmented reality development company GramercyTech offers following services:
- AR Games
- AR Apps
They developed an AR app for Global Creative Agency for their Microsoft HoloLens AR presentation. The app featured 3D objects and graphics, as well as programmed animation creating an interactive display.
"We were impressed by their problem-solving abilities - they could dive in and come up with solutions quickly. For example, it was probably the first time the HoloLens was used in such a large setting." - Global Creative Agency.
Groove Jones is a technology company that focuses on developing products tailored to bring breathtaking experiences in Augmented Reality.
With a team of really experienced professionals hailing from several disciplines, Groove Jones company can bring any creative ideas into current and advanced reality to provide innovative solutions to clients challenges across multiple platforms. As an Augmented Reality development company it provides the following services:
- AR lens and photo filters for social media like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram to give users from different part of the world feel more connected.
- 360 degrees of content creation like video and interactive application for better interaction with your audience, so you don't feel far away.
- CGI and Animations
- Motion Capture
The company has developed a secure, reliable and flexible platform called GrooveTech which acts as a foundation for the company's production for the team to efficiently develop complex ideas that enable their clients to achieve their marketing goals.
Groove Jones devised an AR project for the Dallas Mavericks Basketball team in February 2019 by using detailed directions to reanimated Luka Duncic, a fan favorite. The result was mesmerizing to the fans who were able to interact with him even from the comfort of their homes.
"The Mavs are so proud to be able to give the fans an innovative and cutting-edge experience using augmented reality to bring Luka Magic to life in the heart of Downtown Dallas. We strive to interact with MFFLs both on and off the court and are excited to see our fans' best Luka impersonations as part of the challenge. Go Mavs!" - Jerome Elenez, the CMO
HQSoftware was founded in 2001 in Minsk, Belarus. During 18 years it won the commitment of more than 300 customers, hired 85 professionals and opened offices in New York City and Tallinn, Estonia.
The functional area of the company is diversified from web, software and mobile application development to VR and AR development. Today HQSoftware is an evolving AR development company that provides solutions for different industries including Education, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Real estate, Retail, Marketing, Entertainment, etc.
The company's employees elaborate augmented solutions according to latest trends and customer's requirements to build a highly-qualified product. The HQSoftware's team has an excellent experience working with different platforms such as:
HQSoftwate built a special platform for Sales and Marketing department of HQSoftware to help the customers receive more information about the company and its experience in augmented reality development in consequence of scanning the QR-code, which is located on the business card of the company and its employees.
"It is my pleasure to recommend the services of HQSoftware as I have been working with the company for the last 4 years on several projects. The team is strong in communicating the status of the project. They bring full attention and fully attempt to resolve every issue that we've ever brought to them." - Denis Afanasev, Chief Executive Officer at CleverLeaf Technology
Hyperlink InfoSystem is a technology innovation development company that started its way in 2011, Ahmedabad, Gujarat and today have offices in India, USA, UK and Australia. The company specializes in delivering leading-edge virtual reality, game, and high-quality augmented reality products and has enough experience in all major AR development tools. The Hyperlink team consists of over 150 talented developers and engineers that aim to offer:
- AR application development;
- 2D & 3D game development;
- AR testing and support, etc.
For its augmented reality projects, the company's developers use advanced Unity 3D game engine technologies. Hyperlink InfoSystem has over 1200 satisfied clients in its client base and over 3000 finished and launched AR, AR applications and website projects.
The team created a VirtuHunt game solution for iOS and Android platforms by using AR Unity 3D game engine technologies. The challenge was to create a real-time environment and real-time avatar, but with the help of UnityEngine. WebCamTexture and GPS.Lastdata.Latitude it's becoming possible.
"I didn't expect much, but they've blown me away with their level of commitment and their quality of service. Their developers absolutely know what they're doing. They're a great team who are committed to delivering the best solution for your requirements." - Brian Newman
INDE is one of the world's top augmented reality development company that was established in 2011 and today creates an AR solutions for the clients from 40 countries worldwide. The company has presences in the UK, Hong Kong, Budapest, and Los Angeles. As one of the best providers of AR development services INDE offers a wide range of solutions as:
- Big-screen AR;
- Broadcast AR;
- Kiosk-based AR;
- Mobile AR;
- Wearable AR, etc.
The company specializes in experience engineering and delivering 3D solutions for such industries as entertaining, education and other. In its portfolio the company has over 200 successfully delivered applications and large-screen AR projects for worldwide famous clients.
The team was hired to develop a broadcast AR project for Universal Studio, Orlando. The main goal was created an entertainment 3D interactive holograms of dinosaurs of different kinds with sound effects, which makes presence effect.
"Broadcast AR is a great family activity, the perfect way for children to learn about wild animals in a fun and memorable way. The AR experience is very straightforward and intuitive which makes it perfect for group interactions, and the installation was smooth and professional, thanks to INDE." - Fernando Oliveira
The company started its way in 2007 and today is one of the most trusted software, mobile app, mixed reality and augmented reality development company with offices in Silicon Valley, NY City, London, Oslo, Helsinki, and Minsk. The company specializes in product engineering, DevOps, IT Infrastructure Management and other services.
Their digital capabilities also include AR development, Blockchain, Cloud computing, IoT, and AI solutions. The Intellectsoft team delivers 3D augmented reality solutions by using their own technological framework KADO for the construction process. The KADO is unique by:
- Real-time Collaboration in AR;
- Easy AR App Onboarding;
- Model Retrieval and Alignment;
- Model Stabilization, etc.
The Intellectsoft team aims to serve construction, healthcare, insurance, fintech, logistics, automotive, sport, retail, and e-commerce industries. In its client base, the team has over 500 satisfied customers.
The team was approached to create an AR solution with a purpose to increase productivity for MEP Layout. For the project team used the KADO framework and its features as model stabilization, model alignment and model features extraction.
"We worked with Intellectsoft just over a year now. They have been excellent in developing our project. We found Intellectsoft very friendly people to work with, they understand how we work and been excellent in providing solutions for the future development of our system." - James Hayward
Established in 2012 Invisible Fictions is VR and AR development company that also specializes in delivering high-quality machine learning, image processing, computer vision, and game development services. The company offers a huge amount of advanced AR deevlopment services and solutions, such as:
- Augmented Reality SDKs;
- Unity3D Game Engine;
- 2D and 3D Game Development.
The team aims to create AR games and application solutions for different platforms, as Android, iOS, Windows, MAC, etc. The company's portfolio consists of 24 successfully delivered AR projects, 16 VR products, and 56 launched games.
The team was hired to create an AR app solution for entertaining coloring book. The main goal was to create a technology that was aimed to translate the process of coloring from paper to color 3D model of animals. Also, by touch, the users can force the animals to interact and do various kinds of stuff.
"I have been using the Augmented Reality expertise of Sanjay and his Invisible Fiction team for more than 6 months now, from the development of our AR platform to the creation of demo AR applications for our clients. This team is the real deal when it comes to AR development and they continue to be a valuable asset to our organization." - Keith Laban
With offices in USA and France Jasoren is well-known as a custom software, virtual, mixed and augmented reality development company that specializes in delivering solutions for aviation, logistics, oil and gas, entertainment, healthcare, retail, e-commerce, and other industries.
The company works with 3D modeling & animation, facial recognition, marker-based, and markerless tracking. In AR development processes the Jasoren team uses, such core technologies and tools as:
- ARKit and ARCore.
Jasoren team created an AR app solution for retail store consultants to visualize the operation principle of Wi-Fi repeaters. The main features of the application are marketless AR, different types of accommodation and detailing. For the development process, the team uses the power of Unreal Engine 4 and ARKit 2.0 technologies.
"Everything from communication to quality to levels of feedback was flawless. They were responsive and proactive and delivered exactly what we needed. We were impressed by Jasoren's team problem-solving abilities - they could dive in and come up with solutions quickly. They did great work and became our true partners." - Diego Quiros
Live Animations is an international development company that delivers AR solutions for their clients, founded in 2014 and has their representations in the USA, Germany, and Ukraine. As an augmented reality development company Live Animations has already done 25 AR projects for clients from 51 countries around the world. They provide AR development services for Retail, Education, Pharmaceutical business, Medicine, Military industry, Game industry, and FMCG.
In contrast to other AR development companiesLive Animations offers the following services for its clients:
- CGI & Animation, 3D Modeling & Rendering, VFX & SFX
- AR software and Android, IOS applications development(Face Recognition, Geolocation Based AR, Facebook/Instagram/Snapchat masks creation and so on)
- Developing digital AR marketing campaigns
- AR consulting AR-based loyalty programs
In February 2018 Live Animations developed an app for Android and IOS which scans books, then downloads them on the user's phone and allows him to interact with live characters of the books depending on a plot thanks AR components. The application was created for the AR Book Company.
"The quality of their work is the best we've ever seen. They are truly leaders in their field. The managed the project very well. We're fortunate to have found them, and we look forward to working with them more in the future." - Director of Business Development, AR Book Company
MobiDev is a software development company founded in 2009 that has its offices in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company specializes in Mobile, Web, IoT, Virtual reality and Augmented reality development. They provide services for both startups and enterprise and already have launched more than 350 products together with the clients.
The company delivers its services to Security & Encryption, Media & Entertainment, Real Estate, Sports & Fitness, Healthcare and to other industries.
As an augmented reality company it designs, tests and integrates AR experiences for their customers proposing following features:
- Microsoft HoloLens
- ARKit for iOS
- ARCore for Android
- Cross-Platform AR
- Device position tracking and so on.
MobiDev released the project of creation of a mobile app with augmented reality features for a multinational corporation oriented in traveling business. The application available for Android and IOS platforms has animations and geolocation features with AR-based discovery.
"Augmented reality works for your business. Considering that it is a continuously evolving technology, early adoption can open creative avenues other businesses haven't even dreamed of." - Andrew Makarov, Head of Mobile Development
Mutual Mobile is an Austin world recognized augmented reality development company that was established in 2009. The company specializes in developing only innovative services like Internet of Things, AR, VR, app development and conversation design.
The company consists of about 200 talented developers and engineers that use the power of ARKit, ARCore, Vuforia, Hololens and Unity platforms to deliver the best quality AR products. The Mutual Mobile team is capable of:
- Visual and Conceptual Design;
- Advanced 3D Modeling and Design;
- 3D Scanning;
- Photogrammetry & 360 Video.
The team was hired to create an automotive AR solution that aims to help clients to better understand complex products. The main goal was to create a platform that could facilitate the user experience with simplified digital overlays and content support.
"We had a couple of other companies that we bid this work out to as well. What Shane and the team put together was head and shoulders above the other two. Just really well thought-out about what the experience would be like."
Next/Now is a Chicago-based AR development company that excels in bringing genius level creativity into the AR industry.
As an augmented reality development company with a team of professionals from diverse disciplines, Next/Now creates an AR apps with gesture and motion interactivity, creative display concepts and technology to strengthen the connection between the organizations and their customers.
They provide such AR development services:
- AR Projection Mapping
- 3D Animation
- Motion and Gesture Control
- Multi-Touch Surfaces
One of the many notable accomplishments was AR Bonnaroo Face Paint Application for Intel company using Intel RealSense technology where individuals allow their face to be scanned at 74-points and digital face paints were overlaid on their faces moving with them in augmented reality and taking photos.
"Great tech, awesome team, excellent service!! Always a pleasure working with Next/Now" - Tyler Gibson.