After iOS 11 rolled out, users have been dying to see what the new AR support would let them do. As you know, developers have come up with ingenious augmented reality apps in the past months, making the most out of AR kit. Brands are following in their steps, with Ikea releasing Place, an app that helps users see – not just imagine – how their new furniture would fit a room #realitymagic
The Ikea Place app is pretty easy to use. Users can swipe to find items from the popular collections or use filters to find something specific they had in mind, a couch, chair or table. There are 2,000 products available to pull out and drag across the floor or walls of the room, so everyone should find something fun to play with.
Most of the furniture shown seems to match the color and scale of the real items. “Place” appears to be much more accurate and easy to handle than Ikea’s previous Catalog app. That one was released with a similar concept in mind, but it needed the paper catalog to work with. In Ikea Place, you can simply tap an item name to be redirected to the website for purchase.
The only thing you’ll find slightly annoying is the fact that there’s no search bar, so you’re left swiping and hopefully bumping into whatever you need.
The new Ikea app is free to download from the App Store and is unfortunately, only available for iOS. Users will need a device equipped with an A9 processor to make it work.