Augmented Reality measuring apps are not exactly a new thing in the Apple App Store but Apple delivering this tool as standard in IOS 12, will see the end of these third-party offerings. Having tried a few of these out myself and being disappointed, I am excited to give Apple's version a try. Given their track record, I am expecting it to be a fairly accurate and adaptable tool.
In his demonstration, Apple Senior Vice President Craig Federighi measured a 3D object (the suitcase pictured) and 2D shapes (a photograph on a table). While the demonstration with the suitcase showed an example of how length was captured, there was no demonstration of a volume calculation after measuring length, width and height. I am curious to know if this is a capability. The app automatically identified the dimensions of the flat image and did produce data on the length and area of the image instantly.
To see the demonstration of Measure, check out the video below.
AR and Lego
You can see the Lego AR demonstration in the video below.
AR in Education
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