Amazon app now lets you ‘see’ products in your house using phone camera
AMAZON has a new augmented reality tool that lets you see what products would look like in your house before buying them.
The new app feature relies on photos you’ve taken to let you virtually position multiple items of furniture in rooms around your home.
The feature builds on Amazon’s AR View tool from 2017[/caption]
It’s currently only avaliable on the iOS app.
The feature is called Room Decorator.
It builds upon Amazon’s 2017 AR View feature that lets you virtually put certain singular items in a room.
Room Decorator is said to provide higher quality images as well as having the advantage of seeing how multiple prospective purchases would look together.
Lots of furniture items are avaliable to try[/caption]
All you need to do is taken a picture of your chosen room and start adding items to it.
A lot of furniture from both Amazon and some third-party sellers can be tested using the feature.
New items are being added to the list all the time.
If you have the Amazon mobile app on your iPhone make sure you update it to get Room Decorator.
All users are expected to have it within weeks.
There’s currently no word on when it may be coming to Android.
Virtual Reality v.s. Augmented Reality – what’s the difference?
Here’s what you need to know…
- Virtual reality involves using a headset to simulate a virtual world
- In a VR world, everything you see will be computer-generated
- Popular VR headsets include the HTC Vive and Facebook’s Oculus Rift
- Augmented reality lets you see the real world, but “augments” (or adds on) computer-generated elements
- This means you’ll be able to see computer images overlaid onto your real-world view
- For instance, you could wear glasses that overlay directions onto the road in front of you
- Popular AR headsets include Microsoft’s HoloLens and the Google Glass spectacles
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