There is a new app coming out, called the IKEA Place app. This app is going to be utilizing the new Augmented Reality feature that is set to be released in iOS 11. We have talked a little about iOS 11 and also a little about the new Augmented Reality feature.
Not that many apps have yet to take advantage of the new Augmented Reality feature coming to iOS 11. One company that does plan on using the new Augmented Reality feature is IKEA. We have all of the latest news about the IKEA Place app, which is just now heading to Apple’s App Store.
IKEA Place App Allows You to Preview Furniture Before You Buy
The main goal of the new IKEA Place app for iOS is to allow you to preview furniture in your home before you decide to buy it. The IKEA Place app utilizes the Augmented Reality feature found in the upcoming iOS 11 release. The release of iOS 11 is coming quick. If you have not heard, iOS 11 is coming out on September 19. Once iOS 11 has been released, you will be able to use the IKEA Place app to see what various types of furniture would look like in your home before you make the purchase.
The new IKEA Place app for iOS will use ARKit, which is how you will be able to see what the furniture items look like before you buy them. IKEA even said that the IKEA Place app will show you a 98 percent accuracy scale. This means that you are more likely to see what the items would actually look like in your home.
This allows you to see if the proportions of the couch or coffee table will work for your specific living space. This will save you a ton of time and energy trying to visualize the furniture items in your location. The new app will also save you money on buying something that just does not work.
IKEA Place App for iOS Gives You Proper Furniture Scale
IKEA said that the IKEA Place app for iOS will give you a proper furniture scale. IKEA also said it could be implemented in other useful ways too. IKEA plans on using the app for product launches. The company claims the new app will play an important role in these upcoming launches.
We do not really know what that means yet, but it is going to be exciting to see what IKEA has to offer for this new Augmented Reality feature. Given the fact that IKEA is one of the most well-known names in furniture and home décor, it should not come as a surprise the company is one of the first to utilize the Augmented Reality feature coming in iOS 11.
The new IKEA Place app for iOS is completely free to download. You need to really wait for the release of iOS 11 in order to use the app for intended purposes. We are not sure either whether a version for Android will be released. Android uses ARCore. We do not know if the IKEA Place app will be released later using the Android technology or not. We do know that there will be more than 2,000 products that you can check out using the IKEA Place app for iOS.
This will include some of the most popular items that IKEA sells. The list includes footstools to coffee tables to storage units and armchairs. You can download the app right now from Apple’s App Store. You can also choose to wait until September 19 to download the new IKEA Place app for iOS. This is when iOS 11 and the new Augmented Reality feature will officially launch. Next week is going to be very entertaining and exciting for the mobile market.