Augmented Reality Apps Comparison

Halo AR  vs  Others

So you're looking to add augmented reality (AR) to your book, classroom, art, or [fill in the blank]?

Well, you've come to the right place. Halo AR is a free mobile app that allows you to create with augmented reality in seconds.

(If you used Aurasma or HP Reveal before they were shut down, you will be immediately familiar with the power of drag-and-drop no-code AR creation).

If you’ve been searching for an AR solution for a while, you’ve likely come across an ocean of options (Artivive, Eyejack, ARLoopa, ARize, Aryel, Roar, UniteAR, Overly, BundlAR, Blippar, Zappar, whew…).

What sets Halo AR apart from all of these? Not to downplay its other powerful features, but the biggest difference is that Halo AR is the only one that lets you complete the creation flow all from your mobile device, no mouse or keyboard needed.

So on that note, download Halo AR for yourself right now to experience for yourself how easy AR creation can be!


Here are some of the features that set us apart.


We see no-code, and raise it no-mouse-or-keyboard. Introducing the world’s best—and only—mobile AR creator studio. Create from your smartphone or tablet in just a few taps.

Cloud + Offline support

Store your AR content in the cloud to be accessible anywhere, while also being resilient in the real world, even in internet dead spots.

Rich media library

Built-in access to the vast YouTube library, Tenor GIF library, and Sketchfab 3D model library, with even more to come.


Developed from the ground up with cross-platform support, meaning compatibility with billions of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android smartphones and tablets around the world.

Best-in-class performance

Running AR animations on top of smooth image & environment tracking is hard stuff, which is why we’ve spent hundreds of hours optimizing our code to make it all seem, well, easy.

Streamlined sharing

Share via deep link, QR code, or short collection code. Intelligent dynamic linking enables your audience to access your shared AR content with a single tap or scan in minutes, if not seconds.

B.Y.O. Media

Upload or link to just about any image, video, audio, or 3D file format: jpg, png, mp4, mp3, glb, glTF (and we’re probably forgetting a few)…

Marker-based & Markerless AR

There are great uses for both marker-based and markerless AR, which is why we not only support both options, but enable a seamless transition from image marker tracking to SLAM world tracking.


Next-gen geocaching, augmented scavenger hunts, and AR NFT’s precisely placed in the real world. Notify your local community when you’ve created something awesome, be it your students, next-door neighbors, or countrymen. Our geolocation features unlock new possibilities for the real-world metaverse.

Tell us what you’d like to do in AR & get a free discovery session!

Send us a message via Chat or email us at