With Apple releasing its ARKit in June of this year and Google’s push towards ARCore, these two powerhouses are seemingly in an arms race to push the limits of AR App technology into 2018. If you liked the interactive nature of Pokémon Go, here are some other AR apps you should check out.
If you’re looking for the sleek lines of Swedish furniture, this app will make life easier by placing the virtual pieces in your room to scale.
If you want to hang out with Spiderman or a llama in your pictures and videos, this app could be for you. Great for social media or just sending ridiculous pictures to your friends.
Stacking squares on top of each other may sound boring, but this game is an addictive challenge perfect for the bus stop, lunch break, or lounging on the couch. It’s free, but may be worth the $2.99 for ad-free play.
Like spontaneously measuring stuff or like to redesign your house? Tapmeasure helps you get a handle on the layout of your rooms and allows you to export the 3-D layout to Sketchup to continue your work.
Made by the Niantic, the creators of Pokémon Go, this game has been around since 2012 and already has a loyal following. Even sweeter, they are revamping Ingress (Ingress Prime) as well as creating the recently announced Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Niantic seems to know what’s up in the AR world.
Most AR apps require at least iOS 11.0 or Android 7.0, but some apps are optimized for iPhone X or Google Pixel 2. These immersive apps use loads of memory to run, and therefore can eat up your battery faster than other apps. Be sure to look at our power charging options so you aren’t limited in the AR adventures you can go on.