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The ArgonXR Immersive Web Browser

This is the source code for the ArgonXR web browser, an open-standards AR-first browser for iOS and Android. It is available in iTunes for iOS and Google Play for Android

This software was created as part of a research project at the Augmented Environments Lab at Georgia Tech. To support our research, we request that if you make use of this software, you let us know how you used it by sending mail to Blair MacIntyre (

To use ArgonXR, you create web pages using the WebXR Device API and host them on your website.

Build Instructions

  1. Clone this repo to your computer, e.g. to an argon-app directory
  2. Install node
  3. Install nativescript tools via npm i -g nativescript
  4. Execute tns install in the argon-app directory


  1. Execute tns run ios, or execute tns prepare ios and open argonapp.xcworkspace (located at /argon-app/platforms/ios) in XCode

  2. Debug with javascript inspector using tns debug ios


  1. Execute tns run android

  2. Debug with javascript inspector using tns debug android

Setting up Vuforia

You'll need to build argon-app with your own Vuforia license key to enable the video background and target tracking.

  1. Get a Vuforia license key here:

  2. Open argon-app/app/config.ts and set DEBUG_VUFORIA_LICENSE_KEY to your key string


Recommended editor is Visual Studio Code.


You will not be able to decrypt ArgonXR Vuforia license key files created with our Vuforia PGP Encryptor, since we do not include the PGP key necessary for decrypting those files here. When you build with your own Vuforia key, it is always used, and encypted PGP keys are ignored.