Ikea's augmented reality app now available for download

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in iPhone edited September 2017
First teased at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June as part of Apple's ARKit debut, Ikea's augmented reality shopping app, Ikea Place, saw release on Tuesday shortly after iOS 11 was pushed out to end users.




One of the more anticipated ARKit apps to hit the App Store today, Ikea Place harnesses iOS 11's specialized augmented reality API to place virtual objects into any nearly real-world space.

Specifically, iPhone and iPad users can overlay 3D models of Ikea wares onto floors and other surfaces in their house in real time. With accurate representations of Ikea catalog furniture, the app offers users a sneak peek at what certain items would look like before committing to a purchase.

As promised in June, Ikea appears to have included a vast array of products from their current stock list, from sofas to armchairs to coffee tables.

To use the app, customers simply scan a room's floor with their iOS device camera, select a product from a provided list and place that item into the room. Users can move around the object to view it at different angles, and even walk up close to see fine details. Snapshots of the placed furniture can be shared via social media services like WhatsApp and Instagram.

If the item suits customer tastes, it can be ordered using links conveniently integrated into the app's user interface.

Ikea Place is a free download from the iOS App Store.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    Thank goodness I don’t have epilepsy. All I get is a flashing screen that cycles between black and white at whatever the iPhone 6’s refresh rate is. 1.0.1 update soon, I guess.  :p


  • Reply 2 of 10
    MplsPMplsP Posts: 1,569member
    Does the app include the little Allen wrench with it?
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  • Reply 3 of 10
    MplsP said:
    Does the app include the little Allen wrench with it?
    No, but it does give you a virtual Take a Number ticket to wait in line at the return desk...
  • Reply 4 of 10
    US store only, oh well
  • Reply 5 of 10
    I'm enjoying the app so far. Didn't know my dog could balance an armchair so easily.  ;)
    lolliver
  • Reply 6 of 10
    radarthekatradarthekat Posts: 3,117moderator
    Thank goodness I don’t have epilepsy. All I get is a flashing screen that cycles between black and white at whatever the iPhone 6’s refresh rate is. 1.0.1 update soon, I guess.  :p


    ARKit isn't supported on iPhone 6.  Just 6S and later models, including the SE.  Probably a mistake in the app parameters in its submission to the App Store.  It shouldn't have let you download it to an iPhone 6.
    edited September 2017 gregoriusmtallest skil
  • Reply 7 of 10
    US store only, oh well
    Canadian store too. 
  • Reply 8 of 10
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 4,730member
    MplsP said:
    Does the app include the little Allen wrench with it?
    No, but it does give you very accurate 3D models of all the specialist screws that'll be missing from the flatpack when you buy it for real.
  • Reply 9 of 10
    ARKit isn't supported on iPhone 6.  Just 6S and later models, including the SE.  Probably a mistake in the app parameters in its submission to the App Store.  It shouldn't have let you download it to an iPhone 6.
    REALLY. Huh. Thanks for that; seemed really strange. But… Well, ARKit differs from simulating augmented reality by other means, I guess. I was going to say, “I’d done something like this with it before!” but if it’s specific frameworks that need it there’s nothing I can do.
  • Reply 10 of 10
    My opinion is that this is a very excellent and already successful idea of ​​introducing AR into the fittings. because practice shows through the use of AR, it is possible to get in touch with the client at the very moment when he himself wants to make a purchase, and this significantly increases the likelihood of a purchase. AR is a powerful marketing tool, get acquainted with the hasty examples augmented reality in marketing ( https://invisible.toys/augmented-reality-for-marketing/ )
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