The launch of iStaging’s AR app in 2016 opened the door for any user to easily try out hundreds of thousands of furniture pieces from around the world when designing their personal or business space. Now, iStaging is also ARKit ready with an upgraded app that significantly optimizes user experiences with more convenient, lucid and accurate spatial designs.

Introduced earlier this year, Apple’s ARKit is a new platform to optimize augmented reality experiences using the built-in cameras, powerful processors and motion sensors in iOS devices. With automatic scene-recognition to detect desktop and other horizontal planes, ARKit projects virtual content on top of real-world backdrops.

iStaging is one of the only apps in the world that is both Tango-ready on Android and ARKit ready on iOS! iStaging app leverages the capabilities of ARKit to further enhance its AR/VR creation platform for furniture makers and interior designers at one-tenth the cost and 10 times the speed of what was previously available on the market.

There are three key features to the upgraded iStaging app:

1. Improved placement and customization
Whereas previously only one virtual object could be positioned at a time, users can now place more than one piece of furniture multiple times. Getting the “after” picture has also been made easier to view.

2. Incredibly more lucid virtual objects
With a brand-new ambient lighting estimation feature, virtual objects now reflect the true lighting of the surrounding environment more accurately than ever before.

3. Scale estimation for optimized space usage
When contemplating new furniture pieces, users can now obtain the exact dimensions and the leftover surrounding spaces, which eliminates the need for trial-and-error guesswork.

These features enrich a new generation of digital space design capabilities and simplify the way users can view furniture in their own spaces, view objects in 720°, and purchase items of interest with just one click.

iStaging’s app can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play. For more about iStaging, click here.

About iStaging
iStaging is a leading provider of out-of-the-box augmented and virtual reality solutions for the real estate and furniture industries. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, the company also has satellite offices in San Francisco, Shanghai and Paris. iStaging aims to help people transcend space by crafting immersive visualization products that empower the world interact with distant places or objects.

Press contacts
Corporate: Jasmine Chang at jasmine@staging.com.tw or +886-2-2711-0881
USA: Jonathan Tzou at jonathan@istaging.co or +1-408-313-4620
China: Leo Lee at leo@staging.com.cn or +86-021-52357510
France: Fabien Bernard at fabien@istaging.co or +33-1-84-17-88-26
Taiwan: Jasmine Chang at jasmine@staging.com.tw or +886-2-2711-0881