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Supported devices

Android SDK

The latest Android SDK requires Android 5 (API 21) or above.

For ARCore-specific features (e.g. 3D on floor), only compatible devices are supported. These devices are listed there: https://developers.google.com/ar/discover/supported-devices

iOS SDK

The latest iOS SDK requires iOS 10 or above. This correponds to the following devices:

  • iPhone 5S and beyond
  • iPod 6th generation and beyond
  • iPad Air and beyond
  • iPad Mini 2 and beyond

For ARKit-specific features (e.g. 3D on floor), the device must support ARKit. This includes:

  • iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and beyond
  • iPad 5th Generation and beyond
  • iPad Mini 5th Generation (2019) and over

Android

Version 7.2.1 - 2020/06/12

  • Fix audio keep playing on web page close
  • Hide next/previous button if not active for web pages

Version 7.1.0 - 2020/04/02

  • Add support for starting GPS tracking with GPS point detection

Version 7.0.1 - 2020/01/17

  • ARCore 3D-player: increase camera far plane

Version 7.0.0 - 2019/12/18

  • Add ARCore support. Allows placing 3D objects on an horizontal plane (floor, table, etc.).

For supporting ARCore, you must include the ARCore dependency to your app. Add the dependency com.google.ar:core:1.13.0 to your build.gradle file.

This feature requires a supported devices. See Google ARCore supported devices. If the device is not supported, the 3D model will be displayed in a viewer rather than in AR.

Version 6.5.17 - 2019/11/04

  • Fix 3D transparency problem with some 3D models

Version 6.5.16 - 2019/10/11

  • Fix video not being displayed when opening without using the standard scanner

Version 6.5.15 - 2019/09/09

  • Replace rendering mechanism for HTML annotation (scratches) and improve its rendering quality.

Known issue with Sony Xperia Z running Android 5.1.1: The device may freeze when scanning a scratch.

Version 6.5.14 - 2019/08/07

  • Add method for changing the license key once the SDK has already been initialized
  • Add method for forcing the interface language

Version 6.5.12 - 2019/07/01

  • Fix problem with scratch contents when building application with Android target API 28.
  • Allow enabling contents by tag without requiring a new synchronization.
  • Fix ratio of “screen relative annotations” (e.g. fullscreen contents and close button).

Version 6.5.11 - 2019/04/23

  • Add synchronization mechanism using content creator email.

Version 6.5.10 - 2019/04/04

  • Add video loop support

Version 6.5.9 - 2019/03/21

  • Fix distorted 3D objects

Version 6.5.8 - 2019/03/19

  • Fix 3D animation not starting
  • Keep synchronized contents when upgrading the application

Version 6.5.7

  • Remove top bar with title “Content” for fullscreen contents

Version 6.5.6

  • Add support for devices with multiple back-facing cameras
  • Improve camera preview
  • Add support for file upload from webview

Version 6.5.5

  • Add support for 64-bit architectures (arm64-v8a and x86_64)
  • Fix crash for devices not supporting OpenGL antialiasing

Version 6.5.4

  • Fix problem where camera view may have a bad orientation
  • Avoid reloading page when changing orientation

Version 6.5.3

  • Fix possible crash due to NullPointerException

Version 6.5.2

  • Fix possible crash for devices running Android 4.4

Version 6.5.1

  • Fix rendering of videos that were starting with a few black frames

Version 6.5.0

  • Improve rendering of 3D objects: add normal mapping support

Previous releases

Note for v.6.4.0

Starting from v.6.4.0, the push notifications have been migrated from GCM to FCM. See the migration guide: https://vidinoti.github.io/201805-android-migration/

Warnings:

Since release 6.1.0, the PDF library is not packaged in the AAR file anymore. If you plan to use PDF files, add the external dependency in your gradle file as shown below or in the sample application:

compile 'com.github.barteksc:android-pdf-viewer:2.7.0'

Remark: If you are using the Cordova plugin, update to version 1.4.0

The old SDK only includes the armeabi-v7a and x86 architectures, ensure that your application does not include other architecture. It may result in crashes. Either split the APK by ABI (see https://developer.android.com/studio/build/configure-apk-splits.html#configure-abi-split) or include only the wanted ABI by adding the following to your build.gradle file

buildTypes {
    all {
        ndk {
            abiFilters "armeabi-v7a", "x86"
        }
    }
}

iOS

Version 7.2.3 - 2020/09/08

  • Uniformize close button layout: use standard iOS navigation bar with “Done” button
  • Fix layout for devices with notch and “home swipe button”
  • Close fullscreen video at the end of the file

Version 7.2.2 - 2020/07/08

  • Web page: follow links that should open in a new tab.
  • Add “deviceorientation” support to web view.
  • Fix memory issue with iOS 13 and ARKit.

Version 7.2.1 - 2020/05/01

  • Improve plane detection for “3D on floor” feature

Version 7.2.0 - 2020/04/13

  • Migrate deprecated iOS SDK UIWebView to WkWebView

Version 7.1.0 - 2020/04/02

  • Add support for starting GPS tracking with GPS point detection

Version 7.0.3 - 2020/03/13

  • Fix memory leak

Version 7.0.2 - 2020/03/04

  • Fix floating-point error for GPS points distance computation
  • Allow inline playback of video in ARKit mode

Version 7.0.1 - 2020/01/17

  • iOS: fix flickering when device has “flat” orientation
  • ARKit 3D-player: increase camera far plane
  • ARKit 3D-player: allow media playback without user interaction
  • ARKit 3D-player: avoid screen dim
  • ARKit 3D-player: fix issue when switching between cameras

Version 7.0.0 - 2019/12/18

  • Add ARKit support. Allows placing 3D objects on an horizontal plane (floor, table, etc.).

Starting with release 7.0.0, you must also include link the following frameworks with your application:

- ARKit
- Metal
- MetalKit
- WebKit

The ARKit feature requires a supported devices running iOS 11 or above. If the device is not supported, the 3D model will be displayed in a viewer rather than in AR.

Version 6.5.18 - 2019/11/08

  • Fix wrong synchronization progress percentage

Version 6.5.17 - 2019/11/04

  • Fix 3D transparency problem with some 3D models

Version 6.5.15 - 2019/10/30

  • Adapt SDK for iOS 13 and Xcode 11: avoid opening fullscreen views in modal mode

Version 6.5.14 - 2019/08/07

  • Add method for changing the license key once the SDK has already been initialized
  • Add method for forcing the interface language

Version 6.5.13 - 2019/07/08

  • Fix memory leak

Version 6.5.12 - 2019/07/01

  • Allow enabling contents by tag without requiring a new synchronization.
  • Fix ratio of “screen relative annotations” (e.g. fullscreen contents and close button).

Version 6.5.11 - 2019/04/23

  • Fix deprecated push mechanism. It requires adding UserNotifications.framework to your linked frameworks.
  • Add synchronization mechanism using content creator email.

Version 6.5.10 - 2019/04/04

  • Add video loop support
  • Hide “Content” title in top bar of default AR view controller

Version 6.5.9 - 2019/03/21

  • Fix distorted 3D objects

Version 6.5.8 - 2019/03/19

  • Keep synchronized contents when upgrading the application

Version 6.5.6

  • Allow file upload from webview

Version 6.5.3

  • Fix performance issue occurring with some devices on iOS 12

Version 6.5.2

  • Update Dutch translation

Version 6.5.1

  • Disable auto-lock for audio player

Version 6.5.0

  • Improve rendering of 3D objects: add normal mapping support
  • Fix popup appearing in loop when camera permission is denied

NB: Starting from v.6.5.0, the SDK requires the device capability opengles-3 (iPhone 5S and over)