Augmented Reality apps for home improvements
Augmented Reality (AR), as a technology has created a buzz among retailers as well as consumers. AR applications are booming in every industry and home decoration is no exception. AR has surpassed IoT industry claiming the top spot in 2018. Augmented Reality app development is a hot topic among home interior decorators and retailers selling furniture online.
This article has a bunch of AR apps that are tailor-made for home renovation or redecorating tasks. As a CEO or CTO of furniture business or a marketing or IT manager, these apps can help your clients re-decorate their home with AR objects of new furniture and decors.
Magicplan has received the ‘Editor’s Choice’ aware for it can take precise measurements. It allows you to create professional floor plans with just a few clicks. It helps to view your space in 3D and assist in DIY (do-it-yourself) projects. You can also add photos, annotations, and objects to the floor plan. The app runs on iOS devices running iOS 9 or later.
Dulux Visualizer app allows you to choose wall colors and instantly apply them (virtually) using AR technology. Different colors can be chosen with just a tap. The app has a 360 room visualization feature allowing you can visualize the entire room with the color you choose. The photos of your visualization can be shared with friends and family members in Whatsapp and Facebook.
PLNAR is an app used for creating fully measured 3D models and design your own room. It allows you to create an outline of the room and the app will automatically generate a 3D model with CAD files and pictures. The 3D models are saved in PLNAR portal that can be accessed anytime. The app is capable of measuring 2D and 3D objects, capture and annotate windows, doors, and structures. It runs on iOS 11.0 (or later) devices.
IKEA Place is an app that allows you to place AR version of furniture and home decor objects in your room. It has 3D and true-to-scale models and the furniture includes sofas, armchairs, coffee tables, and footstools. You can directly order the furniture from the app. It requires iOS 11.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone 6s (or newer) and iPad.
Build app creates an AR view by allowing you to select 3D products as AR objects and place it in your room. It provides a variety of products including taps, kitchen sink, bathtub etc., The app is available for both iPhone and iPad and is compatible with devices running iOS 11 and above. Build app has received the ‘Best Augmented Reality App — Appy Awards 2018’ as well as ‘Best Home and Lifestyle App — Appy Awards 2018’. Free shipping is provided for order values over $49. Further, you can have free, live expert advice to discuss redecorating your home.
Houzz has about 16 million high-res photos on home interiors and exteriors. The app allows you to build, renovate or decorate your home as it brings design ideas to sketches. It also has a feature to share your home decor photos with friends, home professionals, and other contacts. You can find the local professionals. It requires iOS 10.0 (or later) and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Housecraft is an AR toybox that allows you to drop AR furniture anywhere in your room. You can select from a variety of items, adjust the object size so as to how they fit and help make informed decisions as to whether the item will fit your room space. It requires iOS 11.0 (or later) and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPad Pro.
Wayfair has a large selection of home goods in 3D view to choose from. For redecorating or making a wedding registry, the app helps you shop furniture for your room. The app provides the tracking information after you place orders. The app requires iOS 9.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Morton Vision is a leading end-to-end Augmented Reality solution provider making AR versions by mapping product dimensions in just a click. Morton has SDKs for both iOS and Android mobile phones to integrate AR modules easily across all platforms. Morton Vision has tailor-made use-case-specific AR experiences for home decors which also extends to adaptive enterprise solutions and interior design studios for 3D room planning.