Just the other day Google announced the launch of ARCore 1.0 and it looks like Amazon is one of the framework’s early adopters. The company has recently announced an update to its Amazon shopping app on Android where they have added AR View as a new feature, which as its name suggests will let users use augmented reality (AR) to place objects in their living rooms.
The idea is that if you’re shopping for certain items and you want to know what it will look like in your living room, bedroom, office desk, bathroom, and so on, you will be able to do so via the Amazon shopping app. According to Amazon, “Customers can overlay furniture, devices, lamps and more onto their existing living space and then move it and rotate it to get a full 360-degree peek in a live camera view to make sure it fits their style and aesthetic.”
Note that this isn’t a new feature per se as Amazon’s AR View feature has already been live on iOS devices for a while, plus there have also been other apps, such as the IKEA app that have leveraged the technology as well. However we suppose better late than never and if you do shop a bit on Amazon, you’ll want to update the app to take full advantage of it.