With the launch of iOS 11 today, the company has transformed the iPhone into devices which are capable of representing augmented reality. This is all thanks to the ARKit which is implemented in iOS 11 Developers can get creative and add AR in a lot of ways, making use of the iPhone's internals as well as the external hardware like the camera. Previously, previews of AR apps were available, but as of now, the first wave has reached the App Store which you can try right now. So let's dive in to see some more details on the AR apps which you can download right now from the App Store on your iPhone running iOS 11.
Here's A List Of AR Apps To Try In The New iOS 11
At this point in time, there's a hefty number of AR apps available that ranges from productivity to games and more. If you're interested in trying the apps out for yourself, be sure to note that your iOS device must be incorporated with an A9, A10 or the most recent A11 SoC. With that said, you can install AR apps on the iPhone 6s and all above models. Moreover, you can also install them on the iPhone SE. In the iPad category, you can give the AR apps a swing on the 9.7-inch iPad as well as the older 9.7-inch iPad. In addition to this, the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro are also compatible as well.
Below are some of the apps which you can install on your compatible iPhone or iPad running iOS 11. So do check them out.
The IKEA Catalog app allows you to test how the furniture will look in your space. It's definitely a must-have app if you're planning to buy new furniture.
Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade
This is an action-packed, visually inspiring game that makes it to the growing list of AR apps. Now, you too can send a highly brutal Imperial Knight into your local store. Install it from here.
Complete Anatomy 2018 +Courses
This is an app that allows you to learn about the human body with 3D models of different parts of your body. The educational app makes it to the list of AR apps for iOS 11. Install the AR app from the App Store or click here.
This game enables you to scan a flat surface and then place a full-fledged version of the game into the real world. You have to swipe your fingers and split colorful landscapes and guide the tiny alien critters to the spaceship. Get the game from here.
This is a rather peculiar implementation of the ARKit but definitely worth giving a try. The game focuses on hatching eggs, building houses and much more. The app allows you to take a glance e your farm using AR. You can now install Egg, Inc from the App Store.
This is the main app for a popular online retail website that not only lets you shop various items but also lets you discover deals like rugs, furniture and much more. Using AR, you can place thousands of 3D models of the products in your home.
The app uses AR to visualize your potential car purchase by putting it in your garage. According to the company, you can also make sure if it fits the space you have. You can shop for a new or used car as well from the app's extensive list. You can get Edmunds app from here.
This is a highly popular weather app and with the latest update, you can now view weather information in a complete 3D model. It's not only useful but fun as well. So install Carrot Weather from the App Store.
One Drop Diabetes Management
One Drop allows you to view your daily glucose level and other graphs in AR. This will give you a fun touch in understanding the situation you are in. Install the app from here.
The Fitness AR app syncs with Strava, through which you can track your bike ride sessions, running, tracking other workouts and much more. All of the data collected by the app is available in a 3D terrain map and can be viewed via AR.
Apar from these AR apps, there are much more to come and many under the development phase. We will see the next wave arrive shortly on the App Store, so be sure to stay tuned in for more. This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the matter?