Working with Apple and SmartPicture to Launch an ARKit App on Day 1
SmartPicture approached Banjo prior to the iOS 11 and ARKit launch event with an interesting challenge: Develop a consumer version of the pro-level SmartPicture 3D room planning application in five (5?!) weeks and have it ready for launch. Apple hosted the combined Banjo/SmartPicture team in Cupertino pre-launch to consult and ensure that we hit no roadblocks.
On September 12th 2017, Banjo and SmartPicture launched PLNAR – and it has since racked up over 200,000 downloads from users measuring their rooms and automatically creating floor plans.
As one of the first developers to deploy a large-scale augmented reality application on iOS, Rigel has shared some of the UX considerations and challenges faced when asking users to interact with a third dimension on a two-dimensional screen.