Amazon For iOS Updated With AR Shopping Feature, Lets You Preview Products At Home
Apple introduced ARKit to the world alongside iOS 11 and developers have already been implementing its support in their apps. Similarly, Amazon for iOS has been updated today which includes a new feature called 'AR View'. The feature basically revolves around ARKit and allows customers to virtually place products in their home. This gives them the ability to visualize what the product would look like before they make a purchase. So let's dive in to see some more details on the Amazon for iOS app and whether or not does it have any more features to offer.
Amazon For iOS Updated With AR View, Allowing Users To Shop Virtually
AR View is integrated within the Amazon app and you can activate it by selecting the camera icon located inside the app. Once you tap on the camera icon, simply choose AR View. At the time of launch, Amazon has a boatload of items available that can be virtually placed in your home. This is definitely a very neat functionality and a pretty useful implementation of the ARKit.
Even though ARKit has a bevy of aspects that developers can put to use, this particular feature would be great if you're considering to make a purchase but want to see how it would look like in the real world before purchasing. Ultimately, AR View would allow users to make better purchasing decisions. Shoppers have the ability to customize colors in the virtual product. This would be done within the app so you can simply tinker your way to what you really want to buy. In addition to this, you can customize the products according to your home decor in order to find the product that better suits your in-house environment.
For more details on Amazon's AR View, check out the video embedded below.
Amazon also launched a Countdown to Black Friday 2017 Store as it does each year. Throughout the month, you will find the most enticing deals along with hand-curated gift guides. In addition to this, the company is also offering a $50 iTunes gift card for just $42.50 that takes 15 percent off the total price.
Amazon's decision to use AR View in its app at this time of the year is pretty neat as it would gather quite a lot of shoppers for discounts and more. There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more. Amazon for iOS is available on the App Store for free, so be sure to install it if you haven't already.
This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Amazon for iOS adding AR View to its platform? Would you be giving it a swing? Share your views in the comments.