The Vuforia Cloud Recognition Service is an enterprise class Image Recognition solution that enables developers to host and manage Image Targets online. Cloud Recognition is available with the Development, Cloud, Pro, and Enterprise licenses. Usage is determined by the total number of image recognitions, or “recos”, per month that your app performs and is counted when a target is matched.
The result of a Image Recognition query is determine by the API used to execute the query.
|TargetFinder API (SDK)||Image Target Trackable|
|REST Query API (VWS)||List of target IDs|
Use CasesThe Vuforia Cloud Recognition service is ideally suited for apps that use many targets, or targets that need to be updated frequently. Customers using the service can leverage the following benefits:
- Scale: More than one million targets can be used in an app.
- Flexibility: Integrate with existing content management systems.
- Time to Market: Deliver real-time, dynamically changing content and accelerate time to market
- Publications – Catalogs, Magazines, Newspapers
- Retailers – Product visualization, in-store traffic generation, etc.
- Advertisers – Multi-branded content, coupons, promotions, etc.
- Product Recognition – Wine labels/bottles, Cereal boxes, etc.
Comparison of Device and Cloud Databases
Cloud Recognition Service FAQs
Supported ImagesImage targets can be created with Vuforia Target Manager using JPG or PNG images in RGB or grayscale. The size of the input images must 2 MB or less. Features extracted from these images are stored in a database, which can then be downloaded and packaged together with the application. The database can then be used by Vuforia for run time comparisons.
Attributes of an Ideal Image Target
Supported EnvironmentsImage Targets should be viewed under moderately bright and diffuse lighting. The surfaces of the object should be evenly lit.
Working with Cloud RecognitionCloud Recognitions supports two workflows for uploading and managing targets in Cloud Databases, using either the Vuforia Target Manager or the Vuforia Web Services API.
Target Manager WorkflowThe Vuforia Target Manager is a web based tool that enables you to create and manage target databases online. You can also manage the associations of databases to app licenses using the Target Manager.
How To Define Cloud Target Parameters
How To Create a New Cloud Database
How To Add Targets to a Cloud Database
Vuforia Target Manager
Vuforia Web Service Workflow
The Vuforia Web Service ( VWS ) API is a RESTful web API that enables developers to use their own Content Management System (CMS) with Vuforia’s Cloud Recognition service. You can add targets, manage their states, and collect usage data using VWS.
Vuforia Web Services
How To Use the Vuforia Web Services API
VWS Query API
See: How To Perform an Image Recognition Query
Cloud Recognition apps utilize the same APIs for handling Image Targets that apps using Device Databases do. The significant difference between Cloud and Device Database apps is that Cloud Recognition apps utilize the TargetFinder class which manages the execution of queries and handling of query results.
How To Create a Simple Cloud Recognition App in Unity
How To Implement Cloud Recognition using the Native SDKs
How To Add Your Own Cloud Database to the Cloud Reco Sample
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