Apple played a bet on the AR apps by making it the major update for iOS 11 and the bet seems to be turning out in Apple’s favor. In case you are still unaware with AR, it's a technology that puts the virtual objects in the real world with the little help of the phone’s camera. Apple users are already going crazy after the launch of iOS11 and social media is exploding with AR featured images and videos.
In WWDC 2017 company unveiled its ARKit to the iOS app developers for building AR apps. And just after the launch of iOS 11 on Tuesday company added a number of AR apps and keep updating the App Store since then.
We bring you some of the best AR apps available in the store that will take you to the world of AR.
The app leverages the AR most and gives you most soothing view via your phone that you have ever experienced. The app lets you discover the celestial bodies and their current position by pointing your phone's camera to the sky. Use the app while your evening dog walk or camping trips on the mountains. The app works with or without the wifi and cellular data.
If you are concerned about your running or cycling route and want to optimize it Fitness AR is for you. The app lets you explore your workout routes by putting a 3D terrain map on your table, floor or bed with the help of AR. After selecting the route and bringing up the AR camera you can put the selected map in the real world. You can rotate, zoom-in and zoom-out them to compose your workout.
The app lets you place Ikea’s products virtually at your place and gives you the precise expression of furniture's size. The app from IKEA contains 3D and true- to- scale models of sofas, armchairs, footstools, coffee tables and much more. Scan the floor via camera, select the desired object from IKEA’s product list, then point the camera towards floor space and finally drag the product to the point you want to place it on the floor.
4. GIPHY World
The popular GIFs providing company already available in apps such as iMessage, Facebook Messenger to send GIF. The company took it one step further by adding the AR essence to its GIFs. GIPHY World lets you put your favorite animated GIFs to your surroundings and make a video to share them with friends via the app.
Carrot Weather is a crazy-powerful weather app with a snarky personality. Following the launch of iOS 11 company added a weather bot to its app via ARKit. The bot throws a constant beam of snarks while giving you the weather details.
A Little tip, just don't poke bot’s Oculus sensor!
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