Apple never ceases to amaze and surprise us with its new contributions to the market of technology. Its newly introduced “ARKit” for iOS 11 has opened the doors for app developers to go all creative, and the results are impressive. One of these results is an augmented reality mobile application that can measure, accurately, distances in 3D spaces by using your phone’s camera, in short, an elegant adjustable ruler.
Laan Labs, the creators of the cool FaceSwap application, are the developers of AR Measure. They made use of Apple’s new ARKit to develop this quite handy measuring app. ARKit is “a new framework that allows you to easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad”, according to Apple.
“With ARKit, iPhone and iPad can analyze the scene presented by the camera view and find horizontal planes in the room. ARKit can detect horizontal planes like tables and floors, and can track and place objects on smaller feature points as well”, Apple added.
iPhones and iPads with A9 or A10 processors, like the ones in iPhone 6S and the newer models, or an iPad Pro, will be compatible with AR Measure. This useful app is expected to be released in the fall along with Apple’s new operating system.
The uses of such application in the various fields of design would be numerous, and, moreover, it will be faster, easier, and more practical to use than an actual tape. Besides, it will always be there with you, so you can “measure anything, anytime.”