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December 11, 2017

Top 11 Free Augmented Reality (AR) iOS Apps for iPhone

Ved Pitre VU Dream

Ved Pitre, VR & AR Writer

With the release of iOS 11, Apple introduced ARKit into to all iOS devices. ARKit allows developers to create augmented reality apps.

Several AR apps have been released since the announcement. Many of those apps are useful for everyday tasks. Others are awesome games that are fun to play.

But, there is a lot of noise out there in the AR market and we’re here to sift out the garbage.

We’ve pinned the best AR iOS apps down to the 11 noteworthy augmented reality applications.

IKEA Place AR Augmented Reality iOS device

1. IKEA Place

IKEA Place lets you virtually ‘place’ IKEA products in your space.

The app includes 3D and true-to-scale models of everything from sofas and armchairs to footstools and coffee tables. IKEA Place gives you an accurate impression of the furniture’s size, design, and functionality in your home so you can stop wondering and start doing.

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Augment — 3D Augmented Reality iOS iPhones

2. Augment — 3D Augmented Reality

Augment is a mobile app that lets you and your customers visualize your 3D models in Augmented Reality, integrated in real time in their actual size and environment. Augment is the perfect Augmented Reality app to boost your sales and bring your print to life. You can add your own 3D models and custom trackers on Augment Manager.

Click here to download

Measured by Lowe AR iOS iPhones Apps

3. Measured by Lowe’s

This fun, simple app measures objects or distances using Augmented Reality. Just pop open the app, place your points and get instant measurements!

With so many objects in the world, there are infinite ways to use Measured.

Click here to download.


Tattoo in real time with Augmented Reality AR iOS

4. INKHUNTER Try Tattoo Designs

Try on virtual tattoos with AUGMENTED REALITY before it’s inked forever. The app projects any tattoo design, on any part of your body to let you see how it will look.

– Try on your own tattoo design, choose one from the gallery or search the web.

– Check out your tattoo from different angles!

– It’s super easy to make it look real using the advanced photo editor.

Click here to download.

Giphy World AR Augmented Reality iOS Gifs App Store

5. GIPHY World: AR GIF Stickers

Get ready to fill the world around you with GIFs & stickers in glorious AR powered 3D! GIPHY World is an augmented reality app that lets you communicate in AR. Just add a few GIFs around you and share. You can record a video of your creation to post on the web or even better, share a link to your scene for your friends to explore!

Srsly, go wild. Fill your room with GIF confetti, share a trail of GIFs for a friend to follow, or just draw in the air with dog GIFs – the only limit is your imagination.

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Surreal Redefine What is Possible with Realistic 3D Objects

6. Surreal AR — Augmented reality

Surreal is an augmented reality app allowing people to experience advanced augmented reality through realistic animated and 3D objects in the real world. The phone camera becomes a portal and tool that allows anyone to augment their world through Surreal. People can customize any surrounding environment into their wildest dreams. expressing themselves in a new mixed reality space, as well as sharing with family, friends and other social outlets.

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Lego AR App

7. LEGO AR Studio

Introducing LEGO® AR Studio – a new augmented reality experience from LEGO® – where you can play with digital versions of selected LEGO® sets in your real-world scenes!

Mix digital versions of selected LEGO® sets with your physical LEGO® scenes. Record the action and save movie clips directly to your device.

Experiment, play and let us know what you think about extending your creative play possibilities even further – making your very own scenes and movies with LEGO® AR Studio!

Click here to download


 Zombie Gunship Revenant AR

8. Zombie Gunship Revenant AR

ZOMBIE GUNSHIP REVENANT is the ultimate augmented reality zombie shooter where you take control of a heavily-armed helicopter gunship and obliterate zombies from the sky.

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dARk: Subject One AR iOS iPhone Game

9. dARk: Subject One

dARk is a short horror story, set in your own home using augmented reality.

Tear open the rift, and step inside and into a dark, parallel universe.

You are Subject #03; a test subject embarking on a dangerous mission to recover a lost colleague. We want you to explore the unknown world behind the portal entrance, discover clues, and uncover the dark story behind your colleague’s disappearance.

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Siege Breakers Demolish Coal Castles in AR

10. Siege Breakers

From Halfbrick, the creators of Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, comes Siege Breakers! Wreak havoc and watch destruction reign in this catapult-flinging, sheep exploding, castle-crashing experience that will have you demolishing anything and everything in your path!

Blur the line between games and reality by using AR (augmented reality) to spawn a castle anywhere you can think of, then load up your catapults and bring it crashing down!

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ARcade Plane AR Augmented Reality

11. ARcade Plane

Fly around your room, around the parking spot or playground. Collect stars to fill the fuel tank, pass as many levels as possible. The more levels you pass – the bigger your city is. How many citizens will join you?

Simple one-touch gameplay in AR environment gives tons of fun! Unlock all the planes, collect income directly from your city and become the greatest flying mayor in the world!

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