Five Interesting AR Apps From Last Week That You Should Check Out


With the release of Google's ARCore, making AR apps has become a whole lot easier. Here are five AR apps released last week that piqued our interest.

Just a Line - Draw Anywhere, with AR

Another one of Google's experiments, Just a Line uses Augmented Reality to create 3D art with just a touch of the screen.

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Just a Line is an AR Experiment that lets you make simple drawings in augmented reality, then share your creation with a short video. Touch the screen to draw, then hit record and share what you make with #justaline. Just a Line works on any device that supports ARCore.

Download Just a Line

IKEA Place

Furniture shopping just got a whole lot easier with IKEA Place. You can now get a realistic image of what furniture will look like, before making the trip to IKEA.

IKEA Place is built on ARCore and lets you virtually 'place' IKEA products in your space. It also has a ‘visual search’ function: point your camera at any piece of furniture you love and your phone will tell you which IKEA product it is or resembles the most. The app includes 3D and true-to-scale models of everything from sofas and armchairs to footstools and coffee tables. IKEA Place gives you an accurate impression of the furniture’s size, design and functionality in your home so you can stop wondering and start doing.

Download IKEA Place

Pottery Barn 3D Room View

Similar to IKEA Place, Pottery Bard 3D View lets you see how, uh, pottery will look in your room before you head out to buy it.

See how Pottery Barn furniture and décor look and fit in your space with 3D Room View, our new augmented reality room design experience.

• Virtually add individual items to your room to see how they pair with your existing pieces, or empty the room to start the design process from scratch.

• Easily add, remove, or move items around the room, change their color, and zoom in to see every little detail.

• Love your room's new look? Purchase the items directly from the app and bring your design to life.

• Built for ARCore.

Download Pottery Barn 3D Room View

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Porsche Mission E

Porsche Mission E is a bit different from the apps we've seen so far. In the sense that a very few people will use it to determine how a Porche will look on their driveway, before heading to the dealership to buy one. Nonetheless, it makes for good eye candy, if nothing else. Besides, it even lets you take an AR-powered test drive of the supercar.

Porsche Concept Study Mission E: the Porsche vision of tomorrow's e-mobility. Innovative, superior, sporty and typical Porsche. With the Porsche Mission E Augmented Reality App available for Google ARCore compatible smartphones, the electric sports car can be explored in an innovative way. Anywhere, anytime.

· Position the Mission E at home in the living room or in front of your garage

· Visualize the Concept Study Mission E in any color

· Learn more about the iconic Porsche design DNA of the exterior and interior

· Explore the charging and driving technologies in X-Ray mode

· Take an augmented reality test drive

Download Porche Mission E

Curate by Sotheby’s Realty - AR for Real Estate

Like IKEA and Pottery Barn, Curate by Sotheby’s Realty - AR for Real Estate also helps you figure out the orientation of furniture around your future home.

Design your future home and shop for home furnishings through an immersive Augmented Reality experience with Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty brand powered by roOomy. Built as a visualization tool for homebuyers, renters and real estate agents, Curate by SIR uses roOomy’s state-of-the-art technology to let you see how furniture and décor will look, feel, and fit as you envision your home. Interact with the products you love – tap to purchase them on retailers’ websites.

Download Curate by Sotheby’s Realty - AR for Real Estate