Here is a list of some resources that we hope our community finds helpful. Feel free to send us a message with any additional resources to add as there are a lot.

Augmented Reality Open API

JavaScript programming APIs for Augmented Reality Open API Specification.
developer site

Cardboard VR

The Cardboard SDKs for Android and Unity enable you to quickly start creating VR apps or adapt your existing application for mobile VR. developer site


An image recognition technology provider with Image Recognition & Augmented Reality SDKs. visit website


CryEngine is a game engine designed by the German game developer Crytek. developer website


EasyAR is an augmented reality platform that offers cross-platform support, no watermark, no limitation of recognition times, and is free for developers. visit website


The Gear VR Framework (GearVRf) Project is an open source rendering library for application development on VR-supported Android devices. developer site

High Fidelity

An open-source virtual reality platform. visit website


Lumberyard is a free, cross-platform, 3D game engine released by Amazon. visit site


OSVR – Open Source Virtual Reality platform. developer site

Stingray Engine

Stingray is a game engine released by Autodesk. visit website

Unity Engine

Unity is a game engine released by Unity3D. VR documentation

Unreal Engine

The Unreal Engine is a game engine released by Epic Games. VR documentation


Vuforia is a vision-based augmented reality software platform. visit website


Wikitude augmented reality SDK is a library for location based AR, image recognition and tracking for Android and iOS. visit website



Mozilla’s WebVR framework. visit website


3D Web standards based framework that supports WebVR. visit website


HTC Vive

HTC Vive head mounted display. visit website

Leap Motion

Hand gesture controller device. visit website

Meta 1

Meta augmented reality head mounted display. visit website

Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift head mounted display. visit website


OSVR – Open Source Virtual Reality head mounted display. visit website

Sixense Stem

Motion sensors attached to the head and hands to provide a full-body skeletal tracking. visit website

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES – places to start your search
Paint.Net for Windows – (friendly free alternative to photoshop)
GIMP image editor for win/mac/linux – (powerful free alternative to photoshop but not as friendly)
Audacity – – great free audio editor
Photoshop tiling texture generator –
Bump map generator –


Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA)

The only global non-profit, member-based organization dedicated to widespread adoption of interoperable AR-enabled enterprise systems. visit website


An international non-profit Association designed to bring together all those interested in VR/AR Technologies and to pursue the development and further deployment of such technologies. visit website

Virtual World Society

A community of pioneers and adventurers exploring how VR and AR technology can solve pervasive problems in the world. visit website


UploadVR Job Board

Find a job in AR or VR! visit website