When Apple announced ARKit at WWDC earlier this year, they also revealed that IKEA was one of their partners that would be taking advantage of the feature by launching an augmented reality app. Now that iOS 11 is released, those who are interested in checking out the app will be pleased to learn that the IKEA Place is now available for download via the iTunes App Store.

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According to IKEA’s description of the app, “IKEA Place lets you virtually ‘place’ IKEA products in your space. The app includes 3D and true-to-scale models of everything from sofas and armchairs to footstools and coffee tables. IKEA Place gives you an accurate impression of the furniture’s size, design and functionality in your home so you can stop wondering and start doing.”

If you’re hearing about this for the first time, basically the idea is that with the use of augmented reality, you’ll be able to virtually place furniture in your living room to get an idea of how it will look like in your home. Given that IKEA’s photos and catalogues have been carefully curated and designed, sometimes what looks nice in a photo might look different when matched with the rest of the furniture in your home.

With the app, users will be able to get a better idea of whether or not a furniture will match their home and if it will fit. The app is a free download so as long you’re updated to iOS 11, you should be able to get your hands on it.

Filed in Apple >Cellphones. Read more about Apps, Augmented Reality (AR), Ikea, iOS and Ios 11.

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