Ikea have launched a new app on iOS and Android in conjunction with their new 2014 catalogue.  The app uses augmented reality to allow you to place a certain number of their items onto a view of your home.

Interestingly it works best when used with the paper catalogue.  The app uses the size of the paper catalogue to correctly calculate scale so that that sofa actually looks the size it would be in reality.  You can use it without but you have to manually resize which can leave things looking a little off.

It was a little buggy when we tried to use it (we did not have  copy of the 2014 catalogue) and it crashed several times but its a very interesting ideal in general and if they can get the kinks worked out something that those of us who like Ikea furniture can make good use of.


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