Friday, June 22, 2018

Measure the length of objects using augmented reality on any ARCore device

Google's augmented reality-based app "Measure" was released in September of 2016 for Project Tango devices. As the name suggests, it's an application that lets you measure the length and height of objects. Today, Google has made the app available for all ARCore supported devices. You can also save the measured object's photo and switch between imperial and metrical units. This video shows how Measure works. You just place two markers and the magic happens.

The application also comes with the updated user interface. You'll see a shortcut to photo gallery in the updated Settings. There's also a Precision Display toggle and the units switch. Here is the screenshot:

As I already mentioned, the application uses the ARCore platform on supported devices. Currently, ARCore is supported on these devices:

List of devices that support ARCore as of June 19th, 2018

This is an official list of supported devices provided by Google, but recently we found out that ARCore works quite well on the OnePlus 6, too. Though, to use ARCore on OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 6, you have to sideload the ARCore 1.3 APK file manually. We have recently found that sideloading the APK file may also make ARCore available for these devices, too. You can test ARCore for them and let us know the result in the comments.

List of possible supported devices

  • BQ Aquaris X2 (zangya_sprout)
  • Honor 10 (HWCOL)
  • LG Q6 (mh/mhn)
  • Nokia 6 (PL2)
  • Nokia 7 Plus (B2N)
  • OnePlus 5T
  • Sony Xperia XZ (F8331/F8332/SO-01J/SOV34)
  • Sony Xperia XZs (602SO/G8231/G8232/SO-03J/SOV35)
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (H8314/SO-05K)
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium (H8116/H8166/SO-04K)
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 (dipper)
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition (ursa)

You can download Measure from the link below. Let us know in the comments how you're liking it.

Measure - quick, everyday measurements (Free, Google Play) →



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