Online furniture retailer Urban Ladder has launched an augmented reality app called Living Spaces. The app is currently available for Android and iOS and can be downloaded on both mobiles and tablets. Urban Ladder had first announced that it was working on Living Spaces as part of its UL Labs initiative, in August this year. The app lets users virtually place sofas anywhere using the smartphone's camera, providing an augmented reality experience. The sofas are available in multiple colours and seating options. The company said it plans to add other features like putting in a silhouette and ambient lighting. Using the app: The app is a pretty large download at 40mb, and took a couple of tries to start on my old tablet, throwing up errors on the first couple of tries. On starting up, the app offers six sofa sets to choose from and on selecting one, powers up the device’s camera to overlay the selected item in the surroundings. The sofa pieces can be moved around, rotated, rearranged and resized to see how it looks in different places of the user’s room. Five of the sofa pieces offer 12 color choices, while one of them offers 3. Each item in the sofa set can also be individually placed, without having to overlay the whole set. Overall, using the app was a pleasant experience, although it does lack when giving the user a size perspective. You have no idea how big the sofa is actually going to be, and…
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