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Apple’s Next iPhone Could Render Tape Measures Obsolete Via ‘AR Measure’ App
By Yoon Sann Wong, 18 Jul 2017
Imagine using your iPhone as a tape measure—accessible anytime, anywhere. This could soon be possible with iOS 11 and the app ‘AR Measure™’, co-developed by Laan Labs.
“Just point your phone and click a point to measure almost anything. The app uses the power of Augmented Reality to measure the distance between points in 3D space. So you can measure things like furniture, doors, plates, desks, carpets, paintings, chairs, etc,” explains the app on its website.
Laan Labs elaborated in a press release, “A lot of the credit here goes to the brilliant engineers at Apple. Our app is built on top of the ARKit Framework that was announced at WWDC 2017… That framework allows us to identify points in space using the iPhones sensors and camera input and then measure the distance between those points.”
You can sign up to be notified when the app is available for download.
In the meantime, watch the ‘AR Measure™’ demonstration below.
GIF by GIPHY via laanlabs
[via AR Measure™, video via laanlabs, image via video screenshot]
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