IKEA has launched an app named IKEA Place that help you to visualise what a table, sofa or shelf will look like in your home once purchased.
IKEA Place uses Apple’s augmented reality software, ARKit and is compatible with iPhone 6s and newer.
IKEA Place lets you virtually ‘place’ IKEA products in your space.
The app includes 3D and true-to-scale models of everything from sofas and armchairs to footstools and coffee tables. IKEA Place gives you an accurate impression of the furniture’s size, design and functionality in your home so you can stop wondering and start doing.
To use the app:
– Make sure the room is well lit and hold your smartphone at waist level
– Scan an empty piece of floor by moving your device around
– Search the list of available products and select one
– Find an empty spot in the room, rotate and place the product there
– Select other products and add them to your room to make a new Place.
The app lets also you share your ‘place’ with social apps like WhatsApp or Instagram. And ultimately, order your products through IKEA Store. More IKEA products and additional functionalities are arriving soon. So keep an eye on their updates.
IKEA claims the technology is so precise that the fabric’s texture will be visible, as well as shadows and light, and that it scales products with 98% accuracy.
IKEA Place is free to download from the App Store. So far, it looks like it’s only available in the US.
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