September 23, 2013
Ikea's 3D furniture app: first look
Maria Fitzpatrick for The Telegraph, reviews IKEA's new free app available in the AppStore, which uses augmented reality to allow you to place 3D virtual images of furniture in your own home.
... This new app allows you to see the items in your own space, in 3D, at their true scale, with no measuring tape.
It is by no means the first of its kind: other high-end AR shopping apps include Decolabs, which allows you to design and walk around your 'new room', and Sayduck, with which you can place furniture from a range of brands in your space and share the images on social networks. But, according to James Dearsley, the fact that it's now coming from a household name like Ikea means the technology is going mainstream, and everyone's going to be using it.
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