Houzz App Gets 3D Upgrade with Apple ARKit
Today we introduced an even better experience for home shopping and design through our upgraded augmented reality (AR) tool, View in My Room 3D, within the Houzz app for iPhone and iPad. Using ARKit, you can now virtually place half a million home furniture, decor and remodeling products for every style and budget – from sofas to rugs to bathroom vanities – exactly where you want them in your home, true to scale. Products are automatically kept in a shopping list for easy checkout so you can discover, experience and buy the products you love right in the Houzz app, without leaving your home.
Our upgraded View in My Room 3D tool enables you to:
– Walk up to products to see realistic materials and textures, which display according to the room’s ambient lighting using your device’s camera
– Add multiple products to a room, including items on top of rugs to understand how a space will look
As View in My Room 3D is fully integrated into the Houzz app, you can also use other Houzz tools, such as Sketch, to experiment, collaborate and communicate with others on your design ideas.
Since we launched our initial version of View in My Room 3D within our app for iPhone and iPad earlier this year, over a million people have used AR when buying products in the Houzz app.