- Ikea has simply presented the AR-enabled Ikea Place app for Android.
- The app uses Google’s ARCore framework and allows you to place virtual furniture in your living area or another area.
- Ikea Place first introduced in September 2017 on iOS.
As a lot furniture as Ikea has designed and manufactured through the years, the Swedish corporate isn’t any stranger to integrating era into its industry. Just take a look at its tables that incorporate wi-fi charging, or its platform-agnostic good lights.
Ikea even dabbled in augmented truth as early as 2012, although the corporate appears to considerably toughen on the ones early days with the Ikea Place app for Android.
As the identify suggests, Ikea Place allows you to browse the Swedish corporate’s catalog of over three,000 merchandise and place them anyplace in a room. Place that Strandmon winged chair you may have had your eyes on subsequent to the window, or see if that futon that unfolds right into a mattress suits into your overpriced studio rental.
Your creativeness with Ikea Place may also be as extensive because the catalog is. Anything from virtual sofas and armchairs to espresso tables and garage devices are to be had to mess around with and place at scale.
If all of this sounds acquainted, it’s because the Place app has been to be had for iOS since September. Thanks to Google’s ARCore, that is the primary time the app is to be had on Android.
However, Ikea’s use of ARCore limits tool improve for Ikea Place. The most effective telephones that improve Google’s AR platform thus far are its personal Pixel smartphones, Samsung’s flagship smartphones from 2016 and more moderen, LG’s V30 and V30 Plus, Asus’ Zenfone AR, and the OnePlus five.
Along with Android improve, the app additionally features a new Visual Search function. This allows you to hover over bodily furniture and pieces to to find equivalent or matching Ikea stock in the course of the app.