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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

IKEA and Apple will base the buying experience on augmented reality


In addition to its renowned design style, now the Swedish company Ikea, seeks to incorporate the technology to the user shopping experience. In this sense, Ikea has established an alliance with Apple to develop an augmented reality-based app, which gives a clear idea of ​​how objects on the site that users will target for them.
The application would be based on ARkit technology - Apple's augmented reality platform - introduced earlier this month at WWDC, and which aims to blend the real world with the digital environment through games and applications that allow Make decisions based on immersive shopping experiences, for example.
IKEA relies on Apple to change the buying experience with augmented reality

Ikea seeks Apple to create augmented reality app

The new application would require two steps to function; First, clients should take photos of the spaces in which they intend to place the objects they bought in Ikea, for later and in some way that is still totally unknown, integrate them with the objects of the store to reproduce a design very similar to the reality. In this way, clients will be able to see how a lamp in their house or a sofa in the living room, before making the purchase.
As for the reliability of the images to be purchased in the application, Ikea's digital transformation manager Michael Valdsgaard has said:
Apple's augmented reality technology is so good that the positioning of the products will be millimeter-precise, with completely accurate sizes and lighting. It is expected to have 600 products available at launch, which have already begun to reproduce through rendering.
Although the initial plan is for the application to be available this fall in stores, Ikea representatives have stepped up their plans to extend the operation of the application outside of these.
As we see, the experience of using applications based on augmented reality are not reserved for entertainment, but gradually begin to reach all aspects of our life.
Have you ever imagined buying in this way?

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