Using augmented reality to plan your living space, office or business has now become even easier thanks to a new update rolled out to the IKEA Place furniture app. Utilising Apple’s powerful ARKit platform the latest ‘Place’ application for iOS now offers a wealth of new features including improved curation, new user interface, support for viewing entire rooms in augmented reality, and more. IKEA Place lets you virtually place true-to-scale 3D models in your very own space. Combining the latest AR technology and IKEA’s smart home solutions you can experience IKEA like never before.
The IKEA ARKit furniture app was first launched back in 2017 and IKEA was one of the very first adopters of the powerful Apple ARKit platform enabling users to use augmented reality to see IKEA furniture positioned in their home before a purchase. I tear explains a little more about the latest update.
“To make the app more inspiring and easy-to-use, IKEA Place now comes with interior design ideas to inspire, solve furnishing challenges and just make people smile. The app lets you define areas you want to furnish and provides unique and relevant suggestions based on your preferences and IKEA home furnishing knowledge. With the new features, you can furnish a whole space with just a few taps. You can also point your camera at any piece of furniture, anywhere, and find the most similar IKEA product instantly.”
New IKEA Place furniture app features :
– For You Feed: This feed oﬀers a daily stream of inspiration, curated collections and product announcements that all can be experienced in AR. With the next generation of IKEA Place; there is always something new to explore and try out at home.
– Multiplacement: Enables people to try out several handpicked items that look great together (vs. just one).
– Room Sets: Enables people to experience entire Room Sets with just a few taps – just like you experience the showrooms at IKEA. Simply map out a space, choose a theme (e.g., home oﬃce, dining area, relaxing) and watch your space come to life. You are presented with handpicked furniture that works in harmony and you can easily scroll through diﬀerent options within a theme.
– Proﬁle and Wishlist: Ability to make a wishlist of products tried in AR.
The latest IKEA ARKit furniture app is now available to download directly from the Apple iOS App Store.