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'IKEA Place' Augmented Reality Furniture App Hits the App Store

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Following the release of iOS 11, IKEA's much-anticipated augmented reality app has been released on the App Store.

Called IKEA Place, the app lets you browse through a wide selection of IKEA products, all of which can be placed right in your home using the new augmented reality functionality built into iOS 11.

Chairs, tables, sofas, storage solutions, and more are available. IKEA has added more than 2,000 items from its catalog.


When you first download IKEA Place, you'll be instructed to scan the room with the camera so the app can get an idea of the layout. From there, you can browse through the furniture collection and see how items fit into a room.

Items can be rotated and moved around in a room so you can get an idea of the size of a piece of furniture relative to what's already in the room.

Multiple pieces of furniture can be added to the app at the same time, and there's an option to take a photograph that can be saved to the camera roll or shared.

The IKEA Place catalog includes product descriptions, organization by category, and information on pricing. There's also a link at the top of each item that directs you to the IKEA website so a purchase can be made.

IKEA Place can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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trusso

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Very cool, from a technological standpoint.

And yet, just one more way for companies to get you to spend money you otherwise might not have.
 
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JosephAW

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Now they can case out your home contents and also pass it on to the tax assessor.
 
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RobinInOR

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Doesnt work on my mini4 it does its chat thing to ask for permission to access the camera, then the camera display gliches and keeps displaying white lines. Will play with it more to see if restarting helps
 
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Rigby

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Interesting that this app supports devices older than the iPhone 6S, while Apple says ARKit requires at least an A9 SoC. Is it not using ARKit, or perhaps only a subset of it?
 
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avanpelt

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Spent ten minutes with this app so far and I think apps like this are a total game changer — especially for furniture purchases. No more wondering how furniture will look in your home. Decorate your home in the app and then walk into the store and buy the stuff or just have it delivered. I hope we will see many more apps like this coming soon.
 
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RoboCop001

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I think it’s an error that it lists support for iPhones and iPads that aren’t supported by ARkit. My iPhone 6 displays a glitchy screen once it has camera permission.

I’m guessing they’ll need to update the app listing so that it only installs on appropriate devices.
 
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RobinInOR

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I think it’s an error that it lists support for iPhones and iPads that aren’t supported by ARkit. My iPhone 6 displays a glitchy screen once it has camera permission.

I’m guessing they’ll need to update the app listing so that it only installs on appropriate devices.
makes sense. I figured if it asked for access to the camera, it would also know what device it was runing on. Oh well, thatll save me money not using it :)
 
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canadianreader

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I tried and compared a real ikea item I already have with the AR version they were identical in size and many things they looked they could fit in my living room judging from the images but after I tried them they did not fit well. This app will save me time and money when buying from Ikea in the future.
 
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I think ar is great! Now we need developers to implement informations: pointing at something will provide you in-depth information.

Ex: if you use tinder app, pointing at someone will tell you how many "homeruns " this person had.
 
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