People, I just installed the Ikea Place app on my iPad Pro, went into the kitchen, and saw the future: The lasagna my wife is making for dinner tonight.
“Let’s order some of those Ikea Eket modules to hang over his desk, they’ll give him a place for his books and mementos and save some space,” I said.
And even for people who can picture it as clearly as a 10-layer lasagna oozing bolognese, ricotta sauce, and spinach, the ability to actually see furniture in real life–before they buy it–is still very useful.
The Augmented Reality interface is idiot-proof: Just pick your new Fürkansten bed, a colorful Knataøl desk, or a useful Sarlacc dresser (none of these are real Ikea products, but you thought they were) and drop them into the room using the touch screen.
Under low-lighting conditions the app gets confused: Sometimes the products are out of scale, appear floating over you, or drift on the floor as you move the camera, forcing you to rescan your room (this, however, seems like an ARKit problem).
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- IKEA has launched an augmented reality app to help you design your interiorsHUH.
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- Unity Announces Support For iOS 11 and ARKitVRFocus