Best of ARKit iOS Apps

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November 1st, 2018

Turn your phone into a ruler with the power of AR

AirMeasure is the ultimate measuring ToolKit for your phone. Now anytime, anywhere you have not only a tape measure but a whole set of tools to let you measure almost anything. Loaded with features, download it now.

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Niv Dror
Niv Dror- VC at Shrug Capital
It's about time the ruler was disrupted.
Gloria Fredricks
Gloria Fredricks
As an interior designer, subcontractors always took my tapes...until I painted them PINK! Can't wait to see this!
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CNET
No tape measure, no problem. An AR app built for iOS turns your smartphone into a virtual measuring device.
The Next Web
One resourceful company is reinventing the ruler. Creative collective Laan Labs has developed a nifty mobile app that relies on augmented reality technology to turn your smartphone into a legitimate measuring device. To accomplish this, AR Measure factors in the distance between various points in 3D space to help you measure any physical object by simply usi… See more
9to5Mac
ARKit will be available to everyone in just a couple of weeks, and while we've seen a variety of applications that take advantage of it thus far, more polished implementations are emerging as we near the public release. Today, developer Rinat Khanov has unveiled his new augmented reality app, MeasureKit.
Motherboard
I'm getting ready to welcome my first child to the world soon and have found myself measuring a lot of things as of late. Maybe that's why this video of an augmented reality measuring tape application caught my eye.
Curbed
If this digital measuring tape is any indication of the practical future of augmented reality, then there's a lot to look forward to. Called AR Measure and developed by Laan Labs, the coming-soon iOS app turns any iPhone or iPad into a virtual ruler that can measure just about anything (within reason, of course).
Popular Mechanics
You can now add a tape measurer to the list of tools you can keep on your phone. Laanlabs, a small app developer, has created a virtual tape measurer in their new app AR Measure.
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Dance practice in augmented reality

Dance Reality uses Apple's latest augmented reality technology to place footprints on the floor in front of you. You look through your phone to step on the footprints, then you follow the animation to practice dance patterns (see video). Train as a lead, as a follow, or as a couple, and choose a speed that works for you. Practice makes perfect!

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Andy Albani
Andy Albani- Developer, @dancerealityapp
A fun and educational app
Andy Albani
Andy Albani- Developer, @dancerealityapp
A useful application of AR
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The Verge
ARKit has looked like a promising platform for augmented reality in the few short weeks since the first two beta versions of iOS 11 were released to developers. But when iOS 11 officially drops this fall, it's more likely that we - both consumers and developers - are still going to be figuring out what to use it for.
Mashable
While we've now had several weeks to get a feel for iOS 11, there's still one big, unanswered question about the update: augmented reality. Namely, whether or not the apps developers are building using Apple's ARKit will live up to the hype.
UploadVR
Got two left feet? Want to wow your partner with your best moves? This new app built on Apple's ARKit debuts a brilliant new way to teach people to dance. All you'll need is an iPhone. Dance Reality, as the app is called, was concieved by two Seattle-based salsa dancers following the debut of Apple's new augmented reality platform earlier this year.
Road to VR
Apple's ARKit has been out for developers since it was announced last month. Because of the mind-boggling number of iPhones and iPads capable of running ARKit, the new tool is already spreading its augmented reality wings across the Internet thanks to a diverse set of developers.
Computerworld
I appear to be slightly obsessed with ARKit. You see, what Apple has unleashed with this new augmented reality (AR) platform is an opportunity for developers of all stripes to get really creative with what these technologies may actually mean. Think about reactions shortly after WWDC in June.
GeekWire
If the release of iOS 11 and Apple's new ARKit - which lets developers create augmented reality apps - has you dancing over to the App Store, perhaps learning a few steps while you're there would be a good idea.
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WiTag is smartphone laser tag. Go anywhere (the park, the beach, or even a mountain) and play laser tag with your friends. You don’t need any external equipment; all you need is a smartphone.

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Thomas Suarez
Thomas Suarez- Augmented Reality / 3D Printing
WiTag is smartphone laser tag, and now has pinpoint accuracy with ARKit!
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Whatever you want to measure, we have a tool for that

Leveraging Apple’s new AR technology, MeasureKit makes it really easy to measure different things in the world using your iPhone’s or iPad’s camera. It contains 7 measuring tools in total with more instruments to come in the future.

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Adrian Kwiatkowski
Adrian Kwiatkowski- Adrian Kwiatkowski
I've been working for this app when iOS 11 wasn't even out and man, it's amazing.
Mike Coutermarsh
Mike Coutermarsh- Code @ GitHub
Also - excited to try this one.
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Idownloadblog
Remember that simple yet effective measuring tape demo done with ARKit, Apple's new framework in iOS 11 for building augmented reality experiences? Wait 'til you see this one... Developer Rinat Khanov is working on an utterly impressive ARKit-powered app, aptly named MeasureKit, that turns your iOS device into the ultimate tool for measuring just about anyth… See more
9to5Mac
ARKit will be available to everyone in just a couple of weeks, and while we've seen a variety of applications that take advantage of it thus far, more polished implementations are emerging as we near the public release. Today, developer Rinat Khanov has unveiled his new augmented reality app, MeasureKit.
The Next Web
After iOS 11 dropped today, the internet went to work dissecting its best features. And if we're being honest, there's a lot to like. But one of my favorite things about iOS 11 didn't come from Apple; it's an awesome new ruler built on its augmented reality framework: ARKit.
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AR app where you paint on the real world for others to find

World Brush is an AR experience where users can paint on the world for others to discover.Every painting is anonymous and only visible where it was created.

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Adam Kazwell
Adam Kazwell- Product manager/observer
Fun drawing app that saves your art in their virtual world
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TechCrunch
Apple just released iOS 11 to the public, and a big feature is ARKit, the company's SDK that lets developers easily create cool augmented reality apps. Even though Apple announced ARKit a few months ago, there aren't a ton of good options available right now to test out AR on your phone.
POPSUGAR News
World Brush lets you change your surroundings into a Photoshop image, easily applying brushes to any scene you can possibly imagine. Price: Free
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A new word game made specifically with AR in mind!

Immersive experience without touching the screen. Just walk around, catch the letters with your device and solve the word! Each interaction feels familiar and fluid making it a truly physical experience and connects you with the virtual world.

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EdSurge
The recent popularity of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) has put a spotlight on immersive technology-and our curriculum may never look the same again. In the midst of all this enthusiasm, Apple has released a new resource for app developers-the ARKit-that has supercharged augmented reality for fields like entertainment, gaming, advertising an… See more
AR Critic
Catchy Words is a simple educational Augmented Reality word game for ARKit-powered devices. In this game, the player needs to catch floating letters and arrange them in the frame so they make out a word in English, they are scrambled by default.
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Augmented Reality Solar System is a great way to explore the Solar System we live in. With a few quick taps you learn just how large everything is, or just how small Earth is. Show the planets and their orbits at their appropriate scale and be amazed.

The ultimate augmented reality measuring toolkit

AirMeasure is the ultimate measuring ToolKit for your phone. Now anytime, anywhere you have not only a tape measure but a whole set of tools to let you measure almost anything. Loaded with features, download it now.

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Sambruce Joseph
Sambruce Joseph- Product Designer
This is by far the best and most usable AR app on the appstore
Adam Kazwell
Adam Kazwell- Product manager/observer
Fun AR demo - to measure the distance between any two points in 3D space
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Parcelmonkey
AirMeasure is a new app we recently found on ProductHunt and can now be used by customers to measure up their package dimensions easily.
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Augmented Reality Cups and Ball Guessing Game

Play the classic game in AR now.

This endless game as it gets tougher with every round. Definitely improve your concentration to get a best score!

Table? Yes.

Floor? Yes.

Chair? Yes.

Car seat? Yes, yes, yes!

Airplane? Yes.

Just find a flat surface and play the game.

Play anywhere!

Click screenshots of your achievements.

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An elegant AR utility to measure your space with your iPhone

TapMeasure is a spatial utility that combines computer vision and AR, creating a whole new way to capture and measure your space. You can capture instant point-to-point measurements, quickly level artwork and other framed items, and create a complete 3D model of a room with features like doors, windows and artwork.

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Adam Rodnitzky
Adam Rodnitzky- Marketing @ Occipital
It's the most versatile and well-crafted measuring app using ARKit
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Business Insider
Apple has said it's going all-in on augmented reality, a new technology that uses advanced cameras and sensors to understand the world around our devices. Occipital is a startup that's been creating augmented reality hardware and software for years.
WonderHowTo
In off-record discussions with AR experts, the consensus on ARKit is that it takes a software approach to the depth-sensors available on Tango devices. As a result, the toolkit has shortcomings, such as detecting walls and vertical surfaces.
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Visualize our Solar System in augmented reality 🌌

Our SolAR allows you to see our Solar System anywhere at all! All you do is tilt your device up and you see our whole solar system in your current setting, from your backyard to your bedroom, to wherever! It's never been more fun to learn about our Solar System!

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Niv Dror
Niv Dror- VC at Shrug Capital
I love space/astronomy, this app lets you visualize the solar system in the real-world. Built by a 17 year old maker! @amitnkalra
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5 Alternatives to Our SolAR

An augmented reality railway action game 🚂💥

Conduct AR! is is an epic augmented reality game of explosive railway action. Set in the old west you journey through diorama worlds that unfold right in front of you.

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Medium
This one has been a crazy ride for us. On the eve of the iOS 11 launch we're releasing our second game as Northplay. Conduct AR! started as an experiment with ARKit, seeing if we could port our original mobile game Conduct THIS! We couldn't.
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