About HoloKit™

What is HoloKit?
Amber Garage, a Silicon Valley based creative art & tech studio, on June 1st, 2017 at Augmented World Expo launched HoloKit, the low cost open source mixed reality experience, which includes the HeadKit cardboard headset and TrackKit software. With your smartphone and Mixed Reality apps, HoloKit provides you access to the world of Mixed Reality right in your hands, affordably.
World's First Cardboard Mixed Reality Experience
HoloKit features super sharp optics quality and a 76-degree diagonal field of view. Pairing with a smartphone, HoloKit can perform an inside out tracking function, which uses the changing perspective on the outside world to note changes in its own position. HoloKit merges the real and the virtual in a smart way. While you see through the real world, virtual objects are blended into it. Powered by the accurate gyro and camera on smart phones, HoloKit solidly places virtual objects onto your table or floor, as if they were physically there without physical makers. These virtual objects will stay in the same place even if you walk away, just like real physical objects.

HoloKit is different from screen-based AR experience. You can directly see through the headset and view the real world as is, and in the meantime the virtual objects are projected on top of the real world, as opposed to viewing both the real and the virtual through a smartphone camera.
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Based on the latest iOS ARKit and ARCore technology.

iOS (ARKit): iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE

Android (ARCore): Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10 5G, and more ARCore supported devices.


Experience It

Download HoloKit iOS app:
  App Store

Download HoloKit Android app:
  Google Play

For developper, HoloKit SDK 1.0:



The purpose of this attribution section is to explain in plain terms that the company, Amber Garage, grants to all users/creators an approval for conduction Derivative Works in relation to the Holokit to which the company owns the rights to. All users/creators who conduct Derivative Works in relation to the Holokit regardless of there or not they paid consideration, shall be deemed to have agreed to the contents of our License by starting use of the Holokit.

What CAN users/creators do?

  • Users/creators can use Holokit to create Derivative Works, such as app development (commerically or non-commerically), hardware modification (non-commerical) and academic works.
  • Users/creators can release and distribute the Derivative Works of the Holokit by the creator themselves. In doing so, the creator shall declare that it will have the users receiving such distributions and follow the terms of the License by indicating either of the Holokit Logo signs.

What CAN’T Users/creators do?

  • Mass production and sales of the Holokit without Company's permission
  • Use a work created by others and release or distribute it by disguising it as your own work or Use works owned by others without obtaining approval from the owner of such works.
  • Use in a way that might damage the value and dignity of the Company and Holokit.
  • Use the Holokit for the purpose of offending other, discrimination others, or hurting others.
  • Use the Holokit in relation to certain beliefs or religious views, or making political statements.
  • Using the Holokit in a manner which may lead others in falsely thinking their work is an official product of the Company without permission of the Company.

Holokit logo

In order to present that Derivative Works conducted by use of the Holokit are under the Company’s Licensing agreement, creators shall mark with the words, "Works with HoloKit", or display either of the following two Holokit Logos on the Derivative Work itself when releasing and/or distributing the Derivative Works.


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Redistribution of the Holokit

When redistributing the Holokit through, whichever means, in addition to posting the Holokit Logo, a set of license related files shall be included in the distribution. Said licensing files may be found in our code.

Full text of this License and user Guidelines

This attribution section as a summarized version of the Holokit License Terms. The full text of the License Terms can be found here. The legal relationship between users/creators and the Company in relation to the License shall adhere in total to the Full Text of the Holokit License Terms. The Full Text License Terms shall prevail over the summarized version if any contradictions or inconsistencies between the two are discovered.


If you have any questions regarding the License, you can contact us at: [email protected]

Develop HoloKit Experience

You shall read the above "How to Attribute" section.

App developer shall mark with the words, "Works with HoloKit", or display either of the following two Holokit Logos in your app.


For academic work, please cite Monocular Visual-Inertial State Estimation for Mobile Augmented Reality, P.Li et al (ISMAR 2017, accepted)

Download HoloKit SDK

HoloKitSDK is to build AR apps for HoloKit. Currently, we provide the SDK as Unity package, and it runs on iOS devices that supports ARKit.

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Production Studio: Amber Garage
HoloKit 1 Creators : Botao Hu, Fengyuan Zhu, Yang Liu
HoloKit App Design: Miao Tian

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Partnerships & Contacts

The nature of HoloKit is open source and free gift to the world. We are looking for partnership for HoloKit: media, manufacturer, content provider, robotics expert, app developper, artists, museum who would like to spread this idea to the world.

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