Hi @buitregool, Welcome to our Community!
I think the ARToolKit community does an amazing Job and they follow a wonderful philosophy.
I checked out the ARToolKit after the big open source jump and redesign was made.
I love the color and typography on the ARToolKit Webpage!
At the time I felt that the performance was not comparable to Vuforia.
Please prove me wrong on that. It would be great!
We might see a lot of movement in the AR-Tracking space within the next Year.
- ArToolKit will become better with its performance over time. I have no doubts about that.
And Phones become faster anyway...
- Apple acquired Metaio. What if this acquisition will led to an open source core AR framework for xCode/Swift as part of their new open source philosophy?
- PTC acquired Vuforia. What if they decide to be more open as well to keep up with the competition?
Did I missed another relevant tracker?
I hope that the competition in that field will bring some movement for open ideas paired with high performance. Eventually the tracker technology used in the Reality Editor should be open and the marker format has to be open and independent.
Lets see where AR is moving within the next 6-12 Month.