I am working on an Augmented Reality app that requires image tracker placed at a distant. A target would be a bill board or scoreboard in a basketball game. I have tried Qualcomm's Vuforia SDK, it seems it only works when the marker is placed within 3 feet from the camera. When you move further, I think it loses detail and AR engine is not able to recognize the tracker any more.
In theory, if the marker is large and bright enough, and with a clearly defined details and border markings for tracking purpose, should it not work?
Also, is there anyway for an AR app to recognize ANY flat surface like a table or hardwood floor with variety of colors and textures, as long as it's a flat surface. Typical applications would be virtual keyboard or chess board.