IOS 11, the new version of the system for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, arrives on devices with support for augmented reality (AR) applications. The programs take advantage of ARKit technology, announced by Apple at WWDC 2017, which allows developers to create new experiences with the help of the camera phone.
The apps that take advantage of this feature are still few, but some options already stand out in the App Store. Below is a list of software that deserves your attention.
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AR Measurekit measures real-world objects – Photo: Reproduction / Apple App Store
AR Measurekit is an application that uses the iPhone’s camera to track the environment and measure distances without the need for tools. Such apps are not new to mobile, but the integration with ARKit promises unprecedented accuracy on the iPhone in augmented reality mode. The application offers ruler, trajectory meter, angle, height and level, among other features.
Holo creates photos and videos with holograms – Photo: Playback / Apple App Store
Holo is an application that shows how augmented reality can generate fun content. The app offers 300 holograms of different characters to choose from and place beside you in the virtual world to take photos and record videos. There are several doll options to choose from, ranging from celebrities and athletes to colorful animals.
JigSpace is an encyclopedia in augmented reality – Photo: Reproduction / Apple App Store
Considered a kind of encyclopedia in augmented reality, JigSpace is an educational app that teaches with the help of virtual objects projected on the real environment. The subjects covered range from astronomy, mechanics and electronics to anatomy. In each theme there are objects that illustrate the explanations – all written in English.
Magicplan creates plants from anywhere – Photo: Reproduction / Apple App Store
Like the AR Measurekit, the Magicplan app uses the iPhone’s camera to measure distances from real-world objects. Its purpose, however, is to create floor plans from anywhere. The idea is to help not only architecture and construction professionals, but also help those who want to furnish the house and need exact measurements of the rooms.
Paint Space AR lets you draw in the real world – Photo: Reproduction / Apple App Store
Paint Space AR offers another fun application for augmented reality on the iPhone. The app allows you to import your photos and position them in the real world to create funny montages. It is also possible to draw on the image and obtain an interesting perspective effect without having to resort to advanced image editors, such as Photoshop.