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ARK SW Downloads and Updates

The Aria Research Kit (ARK) provides the Aria Mobile Companion app and Desktop Companion app to researchers who use Project Aria glasses.

To be able to use Aria glasses you will need to use the Mobile Companion app. You only need to use the Desktop Companion app if you wish to request Machine Perceptions Services (MPS) on data you’ve collected.

Mobile Companion App

The latest version is v155, go to ARK Software Release Notes to find out about the latest features.

iOS

The Aria Mobile Companion app is available on iOS as a beta app through TestFlight.

To update:

  • Open the TestFlight app
  • Next to the Aria app, select Update

Desktop Companion App

The latest version is v38, go to ARK Software Release Notes to find out about the latest features. To update the app, download and install the latest version.

Aria For MacOS Installer (Intel & Apple Silicon)

  1. Download Aria's DMG installer
  2. Open the downloaded file
  3. Drag and drop Aria.app to your Applications folder
  4. Double clicking on Aria.app to launch the app

Are the Companion apps open source?

No, the Mobile and Desktop app are Meta Licensed Materials and are licensed by Meta to research partners via organizational or individual research agreements. Go to projectaria.com to find out how to become a research partner.

This software is not part of Project Aria Tools, so it won’t be downloaded when you install Project Aria Tools Data Utilities, which is open source and licensed under Apache 2.0.