Development tools advance headworn AR


Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Spaces XR development platform helps build immersive applications for augmented reality (AR) glasses. An open, cross-device horizontal platform and ecosystem, Snapdragon Spaces gives developers the tools to create headworn AR experiences that can sense and intelligently interact with the user and adapt to their physical indoor spaces.

Based on the Khronos OpenXR specification to enable application portability, Snapdragon Spaces is the first headworn AR platform optimized for AR glasses tethered to smartphones with an OpenXR conformant runtime. The platform leverages machine perception technology for developing 3D applications for AR glasses from scratch or simply add headworn AR features to existing Android smartphone applications.

Environmental understanding capabilities provided by the platform include spatial mapping and meshing, occlusion, plane detection, object and image recognition and tracking, local anchors and persistence, scene understanding. User understanding features include positional tracking and hand tracking. Snapdragon Spaces also supplies a resource library comprising documentation, sample code, tutorials, knowledge bases, and tools to help accelerate development.

Snapdragon Spaces is in early access with select developers and is expected to be generally available in 2Q 2022.

Snapdragon Spaces XR product page

Qualcomm Technologies 

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